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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1970 Mercury Cougar
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Introduced in 1967 as the Mustang's classy sibling, the first generation Mercury Cougar quickly attained a reputation and a following similar to that of the Mustang. A different car sitting on what was mostly the same platform, the Cougars attracted a slightly different demographic with different styling and as an overall more refined vehicle. The Cougar-exclusive sequential turn signals quickly became a Ford icon, and are one of the most notable traits of these cars. Because enthusiasm for the Cougar dropped off somewhat rapidly after the first generation, when someone says “Mercury Cougar,” chances are this is the car that comes to mind.

This 1970 Cougar is clean and straight, and ready to rock'n'roll! Dressed up with a rear wing, front chin spoiler, hood scoop, and “Eliminator” stickers, this Cougar looks the part of a high-performance vehicle while maintaining the role of a powerful cruiser. Though a repaint was performed previously, the blue paint is more than flattering on the body lines of this car, while the 17” chrome wheels really make the paint pop!

Under the hood is a Ford 351 V8 sitting pretty in a tidy engine bay. The engine runs and sounds great, and is the perfect powerplant for fun weekend rides! An automatic transmission makes this Cougar even further cruise-ready. While this car is manual drum brakes on all four corners, they are properly dialed in and this car stops well for what it is. Fortunately, if drum brakes aren't your thing, disc brake conversion kits are readily available!

The interior is in good overall condition, and appears to have been restored at some point. All wear items are in usable and good condition, and the seats look almost new! Black buckets are a classic must-have for a true muscle car like this. The only thing it needs is a radio, of course that won't be necessary if you prefer the rumble of the engine!

This is a great driving, fun and unique car. If you're looking for something easy to find parts for, but unique at the same time, this Cougar would be a great candidate!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit

Air Conditioning N/A
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer N/A
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio N/A
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights NO
Turn Signals YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES


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351 V8
Fuel Specification


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Center Console

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Engine Size
351 V8
Transmission Type
3-Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Drum Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Bucket Seats
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Front Spoiler
  • Chrome Wheels