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1969 Mercury Cougar
The 1969 Mercury Cougar was still offered as Mercury's luxury-touring alternative to the Mustang pony-car.

1969 Mercury Cougar

 

The 1969 Mercury Cougar was still offered as Mercury's luxury-touring alternative to the Mustang pony-car. The big news came with the addition of the Cougar Eliminator, produced to rival the Camaro, Boss 302, and Mach 1 Mustangs. The Cougar Eliminator came with a range of engines, from the solid-lifter 302-cid small block to the 428-cid Cobra Jet big block and sported striping, a rear decklid spoiler, wide wheels and tires.

Those Eliminators that were optioned with the 428 Cobra Jet were offered with and without Ram Air, and a 4.30:1 gear-ratio. Eliminator didn't use the shaker hood; its standard scoop was functional only when Ram Air was ordered. A blacked-out grille, side stripe, and front and rear spoilers enhanced the muscular look, and Mercury offered the Eliminator in an array of colors including; blue, orange, and yellow exterior colors. The real pavement pounders excelled even more as dealers ordered headers and dual-quad carburetors and more. From the factory, or with these available parts, the 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator was true American muscle.

1969 Mercury Cougar Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Cougar Series
N/A 65 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 5P $2,999 3,380 lbs 66,331
N/A 76 2-dr Convertible - 5P $3,365 3,499 lbs 5,796
Cougar XR-7 Series
N/A 65 2-dr Hardtop Coupe - 5P $3,298 3,420 lbs 23,918
N/A 76 2-dr Hardtop Convertible - 5P $3,578 3,539 lbs 4,024

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Cougar 111 in 193.8 in - - - E78 x 14

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1969 Mercury

 
Location: Metal Tag on top left hand side of dash, visible through the windshield.
 
First Symbol - Year
9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
F = Dearborn, MI. R= San Jose, CA.
H = Lorain, OH. Z = St. Louis, MI.
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Comet 2 Dr Sedan 58 = Monterey Custom 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
06 = Montego 4 Dr Sedan 60 = Marauder 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
07 = Montego 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 58 = Monterey Custom 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
08 = Montego MX 4 Dr Station Wagon 60 = Marauder 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
10 = Montego MX 4 Dr Sedan 61 = Marauder X100 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
11 = Montego MX 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 63 = Marquis 4 Dr Sedan
12 = Montego MX 2 Dr Convertible 65 = Marquis 2 Dr Convertible
15 = Cyclone 2 Dr Fastback Coupe 65 = Cougar/Cougar XR-7 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
16 = Cyclone CJ 2 Dr Fastback Coupe 66 = Marquis 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
44 = Monterey 4 Dr Sedan 68 = Marquis 4 Dr Hardtop Sedan
45 = Monterey 2 Dr Convertible 72 = Monterey 4 Dr Station Wagon
47 = Monterey 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe 74 = Monterey Custom 4 Dr Station Wagon
48 = Monterey 4 Dr Hartdop Sedan 76 = Cougar/Cougar XR-7 2 Dr Convertible
54 = Monterey Custom 4 Dr Sedan  
56 = Monterey Custom 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe  
Fifth Symbol - Engine
F = 8-302 M = 8-351
H = 8-351 N = 8-429
K = 8-429 Q = 8-428
L = 6-250 Y = 8-390
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001


Engine Options

Type Size Horsepower
ohv V-8 351 250/290/300
ohv V-8 390 320
ohv V-8 428 335

 

1969 Mercury Cougar Photos


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