May 23, 2022

Blog: 1972 Mercury Cougar XR-7

This 1972 Mercury Cougar XR-7 convertible is being offered by a seller in Kelowna, BC for $25,000 with 38,625 kms on the odometer. It is finished in Medium Bright Yellow (paint code #6E) over a Dark Tobacco leather interior, with a white convertible top.

The Mercury Cougar XR-7 was made with a distinctive waterfall-style grille, with exposed headlights on either side. Its chrome rear bumper is flush with the tail end with integrated tail lights. Its convertible top is powered, as are the windows. With a curb weight of 3,298 lbs, the vehicle is 196 inches long. 

Second generation Cougars were assembled in Dearborn, Michigan. They were modelled after Ford’s “T5 project” - the Mustang, but meant to be a more comfortable pony car. 53,702 Cougars were produced in 1972.

The high-back front bucket seats and rear bench seat are upholstered in Dark Tobacco leather. The instrument cluster and tilt steering wheel are framed by wood trim. 

The XR-7 is powered by a 352 cubic inch V8 with a 2 barrel carburetor. It is paired to a 3-speed automatic transmission. With power steering and power brakes with front discs and rear drums, this RWD convertible Cougar XR-7 has a widened chassis to accommodate the big block V8. 

You can view the listing here.