1970 Mercury Cougar

1970 Mercury Cougar 10K in Receipts

The introduction of the Cougar finally gave Mercury its own “pony car”. Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar was the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades. 1970 was the last year of the first generation Cougar.

1970 Mercury Cougar, rare “Houndstooth” edition. Original inside and out including the elegant vinyl top. Has “M” code 351 Cleveland engine, power drum brakes and automatic transmission. Many new parts including Crager SS wheels with BF Goodrich tires, there’s even a matching spare.

Top end/heads and manifolds machined heads have hardened seats, new carburetor, and electronic ignition.

New Heater Box

Heater Core

Water Pump

Recored Radiator (3 Core)

New carpet


Front Seat Cushion/Pads

New “Houndstooth” Material Front Bottom Seats

New Brakes

Brake Springs

Brake Drums

Brake Lines

Master Cylinder

Wheel Cylinder

Power Booster

New Taillight Bezels


Crager SS Wheels

BF Goodrich Tires

New Gas Tank

New Exhaust


Rear Leaf Springs

Updated Electronic Sequential Flasher Kit


Pauline Trigere French born American fashion designer commissioned to design a special edition trim package. Now known as the “Houndstooth” Cougar. The vinyl roof and matching interior came in to colors black and gold or black and white.


Original owner manual with dealership stamp and signature.

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  • Trans: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Gas