CC For Sale: 1979 Mercury Cougar XR7 “Two Door Sedan” With 9501 Total Miles – Brougham Lovers Rejoice!

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(first posted 2/5/2016. I don’t normally rerun CC’s For Sale, but this is such a time capsule. But its price today would obviously be considerably higher.)

Brougham love has been a bit thin around here lately, so let’s get our juices flowing a bit with this broughtastic Cougar XR7, in green no less. I’m going to copy the text from the ad (here), because it does much more justice to it than I could ever muster. Why they refer to it as a “two door sedan” is a bit perplexing, but for $10,990, it can be yours.  Hat tip to Ed Hathaway, who sent this my way. Since I can’t afford a Porsche 356, this might be the perfect alternative.

New to our Benicia showroom is this simply amazing 1979 Mercury Cougar XR7 2 Door Sedan with factory green exterior paint and a matching green interior. This one-owner classic is almost 100% original and a true survivor with only 9,501 lifetime miles, and it’s factory 351 V-8 runs like it just pulled out of the factory dealership.

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It’s also highly optioned with power steering/brakes/doors, cold air conditioning, an upgraded factory sound system, cruise control, a tilt alarm and so much more; you absolutely must see it in person to truly appreciate it.

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This 1979 Mercury Cougar XR7 has a simply amazing story; the current owner purchased it new way back in 1979 and he has had it serviced at the same Mercury dealership in Arizona for the past 36 years. That means every oil change, adjustment and tune up is on record to show that this is a true survivor that’s been babied throughout its entire life. To our knowledge, the only things that are not original on this desirable classic are the brand new tires, the battery and other commonly serviced parts.

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In terms of actual condition, there is no other way to describe this vehicle other than saying it’s virtually perfect. While it has spent the vast majority of its life in storage, the current owner has had it detailed regularly and it really shows.

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The factory paint is exceptional, the interior still looks/smells like new and the engine compartment is practically spotless. It’s simply an amazing classic that’s escaped the tests of time.

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Overall, this 1979 Mercury Cougar XR7 Sedan is easily the nicest example in the country at this time since it is essentially a brand new, factory original vehicle.

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The only part of the story we don’t have is why the original owner decided to never really drive it, but his loss is certainly one lucky collector’s gain. For more information about this vehicle, visit our Benicia, California showroom, give us a call at 707-748-4000, or email us at Be sure to mention Stock # B11165 as well.