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  • 27582 Volo VIllage Road | Volo, IL 60073
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    1968 MERCURY

    COUGAR
    ONE OF THE RAREST AND SURELY THE NICEST WITH RACE HISTORY

    APPRAISED VALUE: $145,000
    CAN BE YOURS FOR ONLY
    $98,998

    • Year: 1968
    • Make: MERCURY
    • Model: COUGAR
    • Trim: R CODE 428
    • Stock: 15739
    • Engine Size: 428 CJ
    • Transmission: AUTOMATIC
    • Exterior Color: ONYX BLACK
    • Interior Color: RED




    WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER NOT ONLY ONE OF THE RAREST AND NICEST COUGARS IN THE WORLD, BUT ONE WITH RACE HISTORY AS WELL!  ORDERED NEW BY SANDY ELLIOT LTD FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF RACING.  IT WAS RACED BY JOHN ELLIOT AND TUNED BY BARRY POOLE, “THE BORDER BANDIT”, GIVEN THE NICKNAME BECAUSE OF ALL THE US RACE TITLES THEY TOOK BACK TO CANADA.  THE “BORDER BANDITS” WON THE 1968 STOCK ELIMINATOR CLASS WITH THIS CAR.  INDUCTED INTO THE CANADIAN MOTOR SPORTS HALL OF FAME IN 1999.  THIS COUGAR IS FULLY DOCUMENTED WITH EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE, HAS ORIGINAL OWNERS CARDS, MARTI AUTO REPORT DOCUMENTING THE CAR AS 1 OF 1, ORIGINAL INVOICE, REPRODUCTION WINDOW STICKER, ALL RECEIPTS AND PHOTOS OF THE RESTORATION, COMPLETE PART #’S BREAK DOWN, PHOTO OF THE CAR ON THE RACE TRACK IN 1968, AN ARTICLE IN FORD MUSTANG MAGAZINE AND FEATURED ON SPEEDVISION.  CAR RACED UNTIL 1974 THEN PARKED UNTIL THE PREVIOUS OWNER RECENTLY DISCOVERED IT.  HE SPENT 3 YEARS DOING A NUT AND BOLT RESTORATION TO CONCOURS QUALITY.  WITH THE LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF REPRODUCTION PARTS HE RESTORED THE CAR USING ALMOST ALL NOS PARTS.  HE EVEN KEPT TRACK OF ALL THE PART NUMBERS.  HAS EVERY FACTORY MARKING.  ONLY 34 MILES SINCE IT WAS COMPLETED.  FACTORY BLACK WITH RED INTERIOR AND ORDERED “BARE BONES” WITH THE ONLY OPTIONS BEING THE 428 CJ RAM AIR, COMPETITION HANDLING PACKAGE AND BELTED TRACTION TIRES.  DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A RADIO OR FULL WHEEL COVERS!  IT WAS THE CELEBRITY PICK AT THE 2004 FORD NATIONALS.  IF YOU WANT A CAR WITH PROVINCE, THIS IS IT.  FOR THE TRUE COLLECTOR.



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