Cohort Outtake: 1973 Mercury Cougar Convertible – Suave Cat

Mercury 1973 Cougar conv fq

Here’s another of Joseph Dennis’ fine urban jungle wildlife catches, this time a 1973 Cougar on the prowl.

Mercury 1973 Cougar conv side

Here’s his own commentary:

“At the same intersection I got my morning picture, this afternoon, this beautiful 1973 Mercury Cougar convertible passed by.

This Cougar didn’t appear to have any of the XR-7 badges or nomenclature on it, so I’m assuming it was the “base” model convertible, of which 1,284 were produced for the model year, according the editors of Consumer Guide.

 Today felt like summer. Twenty years ago, I had about two more weeks of high school left.”

Downtown, the Loop, Chicago, Illinois.

Jackson & Dearborn.

Monday, May 14, 2012.


Mercury 1973 Cougar conv rq

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