1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7
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1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 428 Cobra Jet, 4spd RAM AIR Convertible!

Very rare and very right, this is one bad cat. Only 66 428 Cobra Jet XR-7 Convertibles were ever made, and only 17 came equipped with a 4spd manual transmission. This 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 428 Cobra Jet 4spd convertible is one of only TWO finished in beautiful Competition Blue and the only one of the pair to be trimmed out in black leather. In addition to leather, she is optioned to the hilt with the following:

* Ram Air Induction
* Four-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission
* Black Power Top w/ Glass Blacklight
* Console
* Power Front Disc Brakes
* Power Steering
* Rim Blow Steering Wheel
* Tinted Glass
* and more...

She was built on January 15th, 1970 and sold new to Astro Lincoln-Mercury of Pensacola, Florida. The original owner is unknown. From August of 1979 until this year the car was owned by the same family. Along with it, a rich history of how this Cougar was enjoyed and celebrated over the last 40+ years. In addition to an extensive owner history, pedigree is further bolstered by her original Build Sheet and Elite Marti Report.

The restoration of this fine example was completed in fall of 2015. In near #1 condition, this stunner will turn heads and attract crowds wherever it is shown.

Principal Use

Private Museum Piece

Conditional Grade

Like New Minus
97%-99% of as delivered condition. Extremely slight wear only seen upon very close inspection consistent with very limited public showing, climate controlled storage, seldom driven, and impeccably maintained.

Overall Originality

Restored Concours

Vehicle has usually been professionally restored to the current highest standard, using a combination of refurbished original parts, exact reproduction parts, and new old stock (NOS) parts. Attention to replicating factory fit, finishes, and marking details are paid attention to. Bare metal finishes may be mimicked with paints and coatings to prevent corrosion. Paint and body may exceed the quality produced by the factory.

REV's 5 Keys to Investment Collectability

*One of 17, 4spd, 428 Cobra Jet Convertible Cougar XR-7's ever built
*One of Two finished in beautiful Competition Blue
*Documented by Original Broadcast Sheet and Marti Report
*Extensive owner history, stretching back to 1979
*Concours quality restoration completed in 2015 and less than 200 miles


Engine Type
Engine Size
428 4v Cobra Jet
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Competition Blue
Body Style
Paint Type


Cougar XR-7


Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Leather & Vinyl
Shifter Type
Center Console
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. Get Quote
Engine Size
428 4v Cobra Jet
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Principal Use
Private Museum Piece
Conditional Grade
Like New Minus
Overall Originality
Restored Concours
Current Location
Racine, WI

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