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“Legendary” Mercury Cougar XR-7 by Agent 007 for sale

The series “007 Spy” is not only famous for its storyline and attractive details and scenes, but also known for its “staging of cars”. This 1969 American muscle car Mercury Cougar XR-7 is an example.

This legendary Mercury Cougar XR-7 was used in the “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, which premiered in 1969 starring Australian actor George Lazenby as Mr. Bond.

This 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was produced in the United States and shipped to the UK and registered on February 13, 1969 for the filming of this movie. According to some sources, this is one of the three XR-7s finished with a Candy Apple Red exterior paint with a black hood.

All three cars in this paint color are used in the movie and appear in the opening scene and some chase scenes action. During filming, one of the three was destroyed, the other being in a collection in Spain. It is also the last remaining car that is currently being auctioned online through the Bonhams specialist.

This Jame Bond Mercury Cougar XR-7 has gone through 7 generations and has recently been restored by the owner to the entire screw and bolts system as well as overhauled the engine, refreshed the chassis. . That is why this car is ready to be able to roll on the street smoothly for many years to come.

Mercury Cougar XR-7 is equipped with a 428-4V Cobra Jet Ram Air V8 engine, which transmits power to the rear axle via a C-6 Selectshift automatic transmission. The vehicle uses black steel wheels wrapped in F70X 14 Belted Raised White Letter tires. In the rear is a regular 3.50 axle, the car is equipped with disc brakes in the front wheel.

This car owns a luxurious interior compartment with red leather upholstery on all details such as the seats, dashboard or the door abdomen. The car is equipped with AM radio. One of the things that makes the biggest difference to this Cougar is the Tracy’s Kneissl skis racks in the back of the car.

Mercury Cougar has had eight generations in total over the 30 years since the first generation came out. Typically, antique cars of the first generation are always the symbol of this model. Mercury Cougar was launched by Ford’s Lincoln-Mercury division on September 30, 1966.

Beyond initial sales predictions, Cougar accounted for nearly 40% of Lincoln-Mercury sales in 1967.

The Mercury Cougar also received the 1967 Motor Trend award, and it was the first Lincoln-Mercury car to achieve the title.

This Mercury Cougar XR-7 not only carries on the value of a classic American muscle car, but also is a car of commemorative value for fans of the 007 spy series. The car could be auctioned off at a final price of between £ 100,000 and £ 150,000.

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