1968 Mercury Cougar

1968 Mercury Cougar

Owner(s): Scott Dearinger

City / State: Des Moines, IA

Club(s): Cougar Club of America / GoodGuys

Builder: Ford at Dearborn, MI

Engine Details: 302 2x, VIN says 289, possible factory glitch or early factory warranty replacement

Fuel Injection/Carburetor: 2 barrel carb for now

Headers: no

Exhaust / Mufflers: Dual exhaust

Transmission: Factory C4 automatic

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.00 conventional

Front Suspension: Factory -replaced as needed

Front Brakes: Factory disc, was an option in 68

Rear Suspension: Factory shocks

Rear Brakes: Drum brakes

Wheels: American Racing torque thrust

Body Modifications: All original

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Caribbean Blue Poly, Code U, original pain

Gauges: Standard, no extras

Interior Goodies: As sold in 1968, AM radio still works

Custom Pieces:

Awards: Madrid, IA 3rd in Class 2022, Dewey Ford All Fords Show top 20-2022, Unique Mustangs All Fords Show-3rd in class-2023

Cool Story: I had a similar Cougar in 1979/80 as a senior in high school. I tore it up as a kid but had a lot of fun. When I saw this car for sale on the side of the road, my head turned, then my van turned, and 3 days later I owned it. I am the 4th owner, and the first owner was Hertz rentals. The car has and is being very well cared for.