Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

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    Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video



    Like Ford with the T-bird, Mercury restyled its Cougar for 1987, but the top XR-7 model again went its own way by losing its turbo four in favor of a 150-horsepower 302 V8, a sensible switch. The base LS gain carried the 120-hp 3.8 liter V6. Cougarís 1987 sales were good, but not as great as the 1986 tally, which fell 31,000 to 104,526. The XR-7 listed at $15,832, the base LS at $13,595...
    1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promo Video


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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    I may be in the minority but I love the look of the Fox triplets (T-Bird, Cougar, Mark VII). Great video and flash back in time. Thanks for this!
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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    I loved the "Aero Birds", the Mark VII, and my love of Mercury is well-known.

    I also loved the next generation of all three, and really miss the TBird SC I let go some years back....

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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    What a beautiful car. I really love this generation Cougar. Thanks for sharing


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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    I had a Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, and Super Coupe but I always had a soft spot for these big coupes.

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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    I love big, five-passenger coupes and was always a fan of the T-Bird Turbo, Sport, and SC and at least as much of the Cougar XR-7 SC and V8. I wish Ford would make one now off the Mustang chassis.

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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    Love this car. This seemed more in touch with the times, and the next gen cougar went the wrong way.
    The early bird gets the worm..but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    I also like how the Cougar and T-Bird of these years had different roof lines, same with the next gen.
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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    I always wanted a 90's XR-7 in bright red with a scV6 or V8.
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    Re: Looking Back: 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 Promotional video

    Quote Originally Posted by Logans Run View Post
    Love this car. This seemed more in touch with the times, and the next gen cougar went the wrong way.
    I am of the opposite side of the fence than you! I loved the 89 XR7, so low and wide! I remember building a number of scale model kits of a black one. Loved that design!

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