Tuesday, January 26, 2021

1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E - $134k

One of a dozen known survivors. Original matching numbers drivetrain. Rare matching numbers W-Code 427 side oiler, balanced and blueprinted rebuild. Rebuilt C6 Merc-O-Matic transmission. Rebuilt 3.50 limited slip rear end. Original 4-barrel Holley carburetor. Optional Competition Suspension package.

Madras Blue with Light Aqua Decor interior. Photo documented rotisserie restoration. Factory parts markings precisely match original using photos. Original styled steel wheels Deluxe Marti Report. Copy of window sticker. 55,979 original miles.
This Cougar GT-E might be one of the finest examples of its species. Not a single part was ignored in this meticulously thorough rotisserie restoration. 393 examples were produced in 1968. Of those, 356 were fitted with a 427 cubic-inch V8 engine and the remaining 37 packed a 428 cubic-inch Cobra Jet. The engine was the one Ford used to homologate its NASCAR racing program.

Virtually all Cougar GT-E models came equipped with the Select-Shift Merc-O-Matic, or C6 transmisson.
A must-see for any Ford or investment auto enthusiast, the 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E is highly desirable. How so? In 2011 a top tier example made $181k. This pristine example made $132k at Mecum.