1969 Mercury Cougar
the 1969 Mercury Cougar saw many minor changes in the 1969 model
year which added to the weight, handling, and power of this premier
Mercury sports styled luxury muscle car. The wheelbase remained
the same but the width, weight, and length of the sheetmetal was
increased substantially. As such, the Cougar lost some of pounce.
However, Mercury introduced the Eliminator and convertible models.
Hardtop / convertible
GT: Firmer suspension and better brakes, Wide Oval tires, low restriction exhaust, bigger sway bars, necessary identification badging, and a big block 390cid motor.
XR-7: Wood-rimmed steering wheel, necessary exterior badging, black face competition type instrumentation in a simulated walnut dash, toggle switches, overhead console, leather T handle automatic transmission shifter, and leather seats.
Eliminator: Trans Am racing inspired styling, upgraded V8 options including the 428 cid. Goodyear Polyglass tires on styled rims, rear deck spoiler, special side stripes. Optional ram air and Drag Pak (4.30 Detriot Locker and oil cooler), optional high impact colours.
2D Hardtop: 66,331
XR-7 2D Hardtop: 23,918
XR-7 2D Convertible: 4,024
1/4 mile, sec @ mph: 14.1 @ 103 (Eliminator 428)