Only 1,997 XR7 Convertibles were built in 1970, making it rarer than the Boss 302 Mustang. The color is the original Bright Ivy Yellow, which is a bold cream that looks exceptional on the upscale Cougar bodywork. Underneath, it’s laser straight, has never seen rust, and still carries its original sheet metal.
Remarkably, that Dark Ivy Green leather interior is entirely original, including the seat covers, door panels, and eve the carpets. Options include functional factory A/C, automatic transmission with console, gauges with tachometer and clock. The engine is the original 351 Windsor V8 topped by a 2-barrel carburetor. It starts easily, idles properly, and the 351W provides plenty of torque to give the Cougar moves to match its image – confident and smooth.
The C4 3-speed automatic transmission shifts cleanly and feeds a properly detailed rear end with 3.00 gears inside, making this Cougar a fantastic highway cruiser. The headlights are concealed behind the massive grille. As a low-mileage care, there are zero-squeaks and rattles. It drives superbly, smooth and comfortable.
This is an exceptionally restored 1970 Mercury XR7 Convertible with 45,000 original miles. Stunning original leather interior, highly detailed throughout, and loaded with options. Known ownership and well documented. Probably the finest Cougar XR7 Convertible in the world.