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1968 Mercury Cougar
The Legendary Dan Gurney Mercury Cougar XR-7G

1968 Mercury Cougar

Making big headlines for the Mercury Cougar in 1968 was the XR-7G! This limited edition Cougar XR-7G was actually an upscale XR-7 with a personalized option. The "G" stood for "Gurney." Dan Gurney was an American racing legend racing for Mercury. The Cougar is one of two Mercury specials named after Dan Gurney. The special options for these Cougars consisted of a fiberglass hood scoop, racing mirror, road lamps, power sun-roof and hood pins. There was also four exhaust tips that exited through the valance panel. There was not very many made or promoted, and the "Dan Gurney" edition with the 427-cid big block is noted to be one of the rarest Cougars collected today.

 

1968 Mercury Cougar Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Cougar Series
N/A 91 2-dr Hardtop Cpe - 5P $2,933 3,094 lbs 81,014
Cougar XR-7 Series
N/A 93 2-dr Hardtop Cpe - 5P $3,232 3,134 lbs 32,712

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Cougar 111 in 190.3 in - - - E70 x 14

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1968 Mercury

 
Location: Tag on top right hand side of instrument panel, visible through the windshield.
 
First Symbol - Year
8 = 1968
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
F = Dearborn, MI. J = Los Angeles, CA.
H = Lorain, OH. Z = St. Louis, MI.
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Comet 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Montclair 4 Dr Sedan
06 = Montego 4 Dr Sedan 57 = Montclair 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
07 = Montego 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 58 = Montclair 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
08 = Montego MX 4 Dr Station Wagon 64 = Park Lane 4 Dr Sedan
10 = Montego MX 4 Dr Sedan 65 = Park Lane 2 Dr Convertible
11 = Montego MX 2 Dr Hardtop 67 = Park Lane 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
12 = Montego MX 2 Dr Convertible 68 = Park Lane 4 Dr Hardtop Coupe
15 = Cyclone 2 Dr Fastback Coupe 69 = Marquis 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
17 = Cyclone 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 72 = Mercury 4 Dr Station Wagon (Commuter)
44 = Monterey 4 Dr Sedan 76 = Mercury 4 Dr Station Wagon (Colony Park)
45 = Monterey 2 Dr Convertible 91 = Cougar 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
47 = Monterey 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 93 = Cougar XR-7 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
48 = Monterey 4 Dr Hartdop Sedan  
Fifth Symbol - Engine
F = 8-302 Y = 8-390
T = 6-200 Z = 8-390
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001

1968 Mercury Cougar Photos


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