5 Mercurys that struck out swinging


Was lucky enough to get lucky with 2 attractive Cougars who drove Cougars.


Guess I’m old school, but I like the 49-51 Mercs, 54, 56, 63 and 64. My pic now would be a 56 HT or Convertible, or the 63-1/2 fastback.


The 1967 & 1968 Cougars were beautiful cars and I would love to own a 1968 XR7. The fact they share much of their running gear with Mustangs of the day makes them even more attractive.


Also the much overlooked 1970-1971 Montego, particularly the 4 door pillarless hardtops.

Can’t fathom why they had that body for only 2 model years, replacing it with what they did…


I have restored a beautiful '70 XR7. No Mustang combined the luxury with performance like this car. I have always thought that the Cougar should get a longer second look !