1981 Mercury Cougar XR7 302 V8 with 430 horse power from North America
All the show with lotsa GO!!!
When I bought the car for $250, it was in a back yard collecting dust. I brought it home, tore it apart, and started rebuilding it as a custom ride.
The only thing that has gone wrong with the car since its total rebuild, is that I can't keep tires on the rear. It's too much fun doing burn outs, I can't stop. It has a high output 302 with 430 horse power, and 310 foot pounds of torque. It is also a 5-speed manual, instead of the automatic that came as standard.
This 1981 Mercury Cougar is probably one of a kind. It has Moroso performance suspension, complete frame (no more uni body), traction bars, and so on and so forth.
It handles incredibly well at high speeds, and still gives the Cougar luxury ride.
The interior is all custom, a.k.a racing buckets up front, with 4 point harness, and plush rear seats with crushed velvet on the headliner, and door panels. I also put a new carpet in it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2006