1968 Mercury Cougar 302 4V "J Code" 4 Speed A/C power steering power disc brakes

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Wellington, Colorado, United States
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Cougar
  • SubModel: Standard
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 73,622
  • VIN: 8F91J515481
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 5.0L 302Cu.In Jcode V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Parchment
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Mercury Cougar 1968 Description

I am listing my 1968 Mercury Cougar for sale. It is an original J Code 4 Speed, console, power steering, A/C vehicle. I have owned it for the last 12 years. I bought it from a local guy near Greeley, CO and it has been in Colorado since at least 1977 (have a copy of the 1977 Colorado title that I received when I purchased the vehicle). I have hundreds of pictures of the restoration of this cougar and will provide the new owner with a copy of the pictures on a cd. The body had been restored inside and out including underneath. The engine was rebuilt when the restoration was started, transmission was in good condition and just cleaned, repainted and fresh fluids installed. This is believed to be a low mileage vehicle. I recieved two instrument clusters with the vehicle, one with 73,000 miles and the other with 99,000 miles. I believe the 99,000 mile cluster to be original to the vehicle but it was in worse shape than the other one so I installed the 73,000 mile cluster. The spedometer is not working and i have not diagnosed it. Seems to be on the transmission end, I believe the gear needs changed to correct the speed and will work properly at that time. This is one of the nicest and most completely restored Cougars I have seen. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer one, especially with the rarity of the options this vehicle has. The Marti Report says it is one of 534 with this engine and transmission combination and one of 167 with this paint and trim combination. I am sure the full report would tell that it is a one of one vehicle, but I have not confirmed that. The details of the vehicle are as follows:


1968 Mercury 302 4V “J Code” engine and correct 1968 heads

Rebuilt around 4000 miles ago

10.5:1 Speed Pro Hyperutectic pistons 0.40” over

Comp Cams valvetrain “K” kit 268 magnum cam, Hydraulic lifters, Valve springs, Roller timing set, Roller rockers, Pushrods.

New stainless valves

Flow Tech Ceramic Headers with 2.5” exhaust with turbo mufflers

Edelbrock Carburetor on car, but have rebuilt correct 4300 motorcraft that goes with vehicle

Fel pro gaskets, federal mogul bearings, ARP rod and head bolts

New Water pump, oil pump, plugs, wires, points

4 speed transmission, New Ram clutch with engine, Hurst competition shifter and linkage

8 inch rear axle 3.50 gears, freshly rebuilt 6 months ago, new carrier, pinion and axle bearings with fresh fluid


Front power disc brakes (Granada conversion with new master cylinder and booster, new pads when car restored with turned rotors)

Rear drum brakes, good shoes and drums, complete and functional parking brakes system

Power Steering, new control valve, pump, ram, tie rods, idler arm and lines

1” drop coil springs front, KYB Shocks, Shelby under ride traction bars rear


New parchment headliner, New blue carpet and floormats, All original trim and rear seat

Custom made brushed stainless dash insert

Repainted dash and floors under the carpet

New heater core and rebuilt and resealed heater box with good A/C evaporator

4 Speed console

OEM Dashpad

Auto Meter tachometer installed discretely in clock pod in instrument cluster

Custom Autosound AM/FM radio with input, Stereo speaker in dash, Infinity Kappa 6X9 rear


Original “X Code” Wellington Blue Poly color, sprayed with PPG basecoat & clearcoat

All rust cut out and replaced with metal, all sheet metal straightened before primer

Hundreds of pictures detailing the restoration of the exterior and undercarriage

New vinyl top (Installed with headliner before glass)(B&M Custom Upholstery)

All trim, markers and lights installed and in good condition

Flip up headlights functional and sequential taillights work on OEM parts

Headlights and taillights disassembled and repainted as per OEM

Front valance still has oem red oxide primer and part number on inside

Complete firewall, engine compartment, undercarriage and wheel wells repainted semi gloss black

I am serious about selling this vehicle, have a clear title and am ready to help load it and ship it off with a new owner. Please do not bid if you do not intend to buy this vehicle, if you do not have the funds available at the time you bid, or do not have permission from your wife, etc... I do not want to relist this due to a non paying buyer. I will charge you the listing fees if you do bid and do not buy this vehicle. Please ask any questions before bidding, I would be happy to send pics of something for you or answer any questions you may have.

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