1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible Restomod
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Final bid:$52,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveSold
21 bids

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1969
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Cougar Convertible
  • VIN: 9F92H581796
  • Mileage: 6,498mi (TMU)
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Red
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Southern Shore, NC 27949
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0037471

Produced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company, the first-generation Mercury Cougar was offered as a more refined and upscale counterpart to the Ford Mustang. For the 1969 model year, the Cougar received an enlarged 351ci V8 engine as standard along with straight-lined bodywork in a transition toward “Coke bottle” styling. This example has been treated to a nut & bolt restoration by specialists the O’Hare brothers along with modified bodywork including color-matched trim, a fully customized interior, and more. Completed at a cost of well over $100k, this restomod is now being offered for auction out of North Carolina.

Refinished in metallic red with a black convertible soft top, this Cougar has undergone a nut & bolt restoration by the O’Hare brothers and was modified to include custom integrated bumpers, paint-matched trim, and aftermarket 18” Billet wheels wrapped in new tires. Additional images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin has been completely customized with black vinyl upholstery and a reconfigured dashboard. Hidden door handles are placed beneath the dashboard and a vintage air conditioning system has been fitted. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to be working properly.

Power is derived from a 351ci V8 engine modified with fuel injection and a mild camshaft. Additional modifications include extensive chrome-finished engine compartment trimming, shaved stock towers with an aftermarket suspension system, 4-wheel power disc brakes, and an aftermarket exhaust. The seller adds that an oil change was recently carried out, and a binder with invoices totaling over $100k will accompany the sale.

This sale will include a clean title and a host of documentation.

 

The seller would like you to know: “History binder on the car goes back to the 1970’s. It was a very nice Florida car before the restoration, which is still seen evident in all factory spot welds. This is an amazing car. It makes for the ultimate Cougar Convertible. The fabrication done on this car is amazing.  You will not be disappointed! See it in person and you will not let this one get away! Nut & Bolt Restoration.

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nut & Bolt Restored by the O'Hare Brothers
  • Multiple Body Modifications by Benchmark Craftsmen
  • Full Custom Interior and Dash Reconfiguration
  • Vintage A/C
  • Fuel Injected 351 CID Engine
  • Shaved Shock Towers with Aftermarket Suspension
  • 4 Wheel Power Disc Brakes
  • Billet 18" Wheels
  • Custom Fabricated Bumpers with AMG Exhaust
  • Almost 150k in receipts spent on this Resto Mod, everything is new”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $52,000
  • Auction End: Dec 12, 2023 08:22:32PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 21
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Comments (37)

  • Harleys3 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Sold for $52,000

  • Harleys3 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • Avant911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $41,000

  • Harleys3 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • Avant911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $39,000

  • Harleys3 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    If you go to an auction in person you will be wiling to pay 2x this bid.

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Why by a fixer upper? Buy a trophy! Have fun live life now!!

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    You guys are missing out!

  • Avant911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $37,500

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    With no questions I think everyone understands this is an awesome build. For what it’s worth, i had a second set of headlights, which are half black on top during the day. Makes for another cool look. Such a cool car!

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Someone is going to feel like they won the lottery, not that far away!!

  • bhmohio 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • FUG123 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $31,500

  • bhmohio 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • Avant911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • RandR 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,069

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    One of the most beautiful cruisers you ever see at a rally.

  • FUG123 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,500

  • davethewave911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,911

  • fast930turbo 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,750

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Good morning, the last day of bidding! Someone is going to be very happy!! I hate to sell this car. It’s one of the coolest cruisers you ever went to a gas station in… people go crazy when they see it. Bid with confidence, when it gets home, you will be throughly amazed at quality buy you made!! Unbelievable, don’t miss this one!!

  • davethewave911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,500

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Hope you got to really look at the show pictures. Guys this is a VERY expensive build, and it is astounding. Going to have to give me more reason to drop the reserve here… when you don’t cover the price of finish alone.

  • FUG123 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • davethewave911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,911

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    You guys are not paying attention, this is an amazing car with an amazing build. The paint work is worth 25-30k alone. Buy it take to car shows and win! It’s that simple.

  • kearnsics 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    FYI, bid with confidence, Mecum saw the car, they know the build and shop. Evaluated it for live sale, their qoute , …“We estimate this should bring 75k - 95k at auction.”Telling you, this car is going to be one of the best purchases, anyone ever made at PCarmarket.

  • davethewave911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $19,911

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    One amazing thing about this car is the way it drives…flat turns, quiet - nothing but engine hum,crazy but it actually reminds me of the Porsche I used to drive.

  • kearnsics 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • davethewave911 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,911

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    This is an award winning car, celebrity built. You will have fun at shows with this one of a kind Cougar Convertible. If you ever watched Choppers Inc., the metal work was done by their guy. When you crawl around and under the car you will be amazed at the clean work. There is no filler in the bodywork. Don’t miss out on this car!

  • 1966GC (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Just in time for Christmas!! Put a bow on this Santa’s Sleigh and your wife will love it!! The finish on this car is a 10. People go crazy at gas stations when you stop. It drives better than a brand new Cougar ever did. And turns are flat with the coil overs and rack and pinion suspension. Modified to enhance everything cool about a 69’ Cougar! Bid with confidence!!

1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible Restomod
Final bid: $52,000 Sold
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