Car Show Outtake: 1967 Mercury Cougar Convertible – Cheshire Cat

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The very first Mercury Cougar had a style that was exactly the right combination of feral and debonair, rife with classy details like hidden headlights, sequential turn signals, and smoothly sculptured flanks.  Sadly, the first-year Cougar’s taut, athletic body never materialized in convertible form behind that menacing smile…from the factory.  This customized example seen at the annual Back To The Bricks car festival several years ago confirms what many of us already knew: a 1967 or ’68 Cougar would have made a sensational soft-top.

Downtown Flint, Michigan.
Friday, August 19, 2011.

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