1969 Mercury Cougar ConvertibleRare Factory R Code 428 Cobra Jet, Factory XR7 ConvertibleThe introduction of the Cougar in 1967 finally gave Mercury its own "pony car", in which the Cougar went on to serve as the performance icon for the Mercury nameplate for several decades. However the initial release of the Cougar did not see the limelight that the more basic, and widely more popular Mustang did. Early Mercury Cougar advertising touted luxury car leanings with the tag line, "The Fine Car Touch inspired by the Continental." Also promoted was the Cougar''s comfortable ride and equally plush bucket seats. Automotive historians cite that it was Mustangs low cost, performance options and younger appeal that contributed to the Mustang''s success. Today however, the Cougar is gaining popularity in the classic car market, as the low sales has created a very rare, and collectable vehicle. Having been treated to a ground up professional restoration, the condition in which this Cougar resides in is magnificent. The striking exterior is painted in Bright Blue Metallic with sharp white stripes and elegant chrome trim pieces accenting the exterior. White accents further touch the power top, leather seats and interior trim pieces, complementing the exterior perfectly. This Cougar features the desirable XR-7 package, complete with full gauges, woodgrain interior trim, leather seats and other fancy bits. What is most notable is this California car has incurred zero rust and all of the original body panels remain on the vehicle. Under the hood this Cougar features a correct date coded 428 Cobra Jet V8, which is confidently indicated by the "CJ 428" badging on the side of the hood scoop. This Cougar was ordered with the R code, meaning it is equipped with a Ram Air intake. Other conveniences include power front disc brakes, power steering with "Tilt Away" steering wheel, C6 automatic transmission and "Traction-Lok" differential. Even the original smog equipment that most owners discarded, still remains under the hood. This Cougar is in great condition and is represented in every sense of the term "collector ready." These days, the Cougar is rapidly gaining in popularity among collectors who consider its unique and tasteful styling and plenty of on-tap power to be a cut above the Mustangs, Challengers and Camaros of that era. Documentation including the Marti Report, gate release and accounting sheet are framed, ready to be displayed proudly. Please feel free to pay this Cougar an in person visit to truly appreciate the unique and collectable aspects of this 1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible.For Canadian Residents, Price + Applicable Taxes + Applicable Licensing Fees. All Prices in USD''s.We offer flexible financing and leasing options for both USA and Canadian clients. Legendary Motorcar Company specializes in classic and exotic vehicle acquisitions, sales, consignments, global sourcing, restorations and collection management since 1985. www.legendarymotorcar.com Follow us on Facebook ,Twitter, You Tube and Instagram. Tune in to Legendary Motorcar the TV show, on BNN Business News Network in Canada and Velocity Network in the USA.