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2b2 09-30-2016 02:47 PM

Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
 
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Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
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On September 30th, 1966 the 1967 Mercury Cougar went on sale.The Cougar began with the internal code T-7, and early sketches can be traced back to 1962. After the wildly successful launch of the Mustang, the T-7 (which sort of languished), was picked up in earnest with Lincoln-Mercury Advanced Styling Studio Manager John Aiken given the assignment. The 1967 Mercury Cougar was awarded Motor Trend's Car of the Year. All of the artworks pictured are by Dean Beck. Shown are some early variations leading to the final design...

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an homage (of 2) from Rickey Martins, also @ Coachbuilding & Concepts Sketchbook
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Andrew L 09-30-2016 03:02 PM

Re: Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
 
I always really liked the Cougar, and I really thought that they should have launched one along side the retro Mustang it would have helped slumping sales but alas that never happened.

2b2 09-30-2016 04:38 PM

Re: Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
 
^ tho I'm in favor of a STARstang (first)
& still believe it'd be near impossible to build a neoCougar that would please even Half of its fans...

old mantra/sig:
Never Forget
NEVER Forgive
and
Never EVER Give Up
http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/MercLogo.gif

ScarredKnightfan 10-04-2016 11:37 PM

Re: Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
 
LOVE those sketches, 2b2!

I've always been intrigued by the genealogy of nameplates. The Cougar is so interesting ... started out a sibling to the Mustang ... then switched to the Thunderbird.


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2b2 06-05-2017 07:39 PM

Re: Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
 
Detroit Prepares To Celebrate 50 Years Of Mercury Cougar This Weekend
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— by Aaron Birch — Jun 5, 2017
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Mercury Cougar – the flagship model from Ford’s entry-level luxury brand, which first burst onto the scene as a two-door pony car for 1967.

The Cougar Club of America (CCOA) will celebrate the Mercury Cougar’s golden anniversary in Southeast Michigan this weekend, at the The Shelby American Automobile Club – Motor City Region’s (SAAC-MCR) 42nd Annual Show & Go. On Sunday, June 11th, fans will congregate at the Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn for one of half-a-dozen 50th anniversary events being held for the Mercury Cougar nationwide.

Of course, the event won’t only play host to Mercury Cougar fans; all Blue Oval enthusiasts are welcome, and plenty of classic Fords and Shelbys will be in attendance. The following day – Monday, June 12th – is the “Go” part of the SAAC-MCR’s Annual Show & Go event: an open track session set to take place at the nearby Waterford Hills Road Race Course. The cost is $140 for SAAC-MCR members, and $160 for non-members.

If you’re interested in attending either date, the car show and swap meet open up to the public at 9AM this Sunday, while registration for the open track day must be done online (by 11:59PM June 11th). Click here to register for the track day.

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SP1966 06-05-2017 07:48 PM

Re: Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 2b2 (Post 216442)
^ tho I'm in favor of a STARstang (first)
& still believe it'd be near impossible to build a neoCougar that would please even Half of its fans...

old mantra/sig:
Never Forget
NEVER Forgive
and
Never EVER Give Up
http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/MercLogo.gif

Not near impossible, just plain impossible.... because Mercury is and shall remain dead. :surprise2:

Logans Run 06-06-2017 03:36 PM

Re: Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SP1966 (Post 282337)
Not near impossible, just plain impossible.... because Mercury is and shall remain dead. :surprise2:

Mercury is not dead...it is just temporarily unavailable!


It Shall Return!

SP1966 06-06-2017 06:19 PM

Re: Happy 50th to the Mercury Cougar!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Logans Run (Post 282665)
Mercury is not dead...it is just temporarily unavailable!


It Shall Return!

This forum has a very small number of regular posters, and apparently an ever increasing number of insane posters!

:wink2:


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