Eye Candy: 1986 Mercury Cougar GS

Eye Candy: 1986 Mercury Cougar GS


Creemore Valley Classics VIP Stories #66

Reprinted from the Toronto Star

Building the car you see here today has been part of a lifelong dream that began when I first laid eyes on a Cougar, an XR7, owned by a friend’s mom.

I bought my used, low-mileage 1986 Cougar GS Coupe in 1988, and I’ve kept it winter-free for nearly 30 years. It may look ordinary, but that’s just on the outside.

It was the last year of the dual rectangular (four-eyed) headlights and the first year for the third brake light requirement. The new-look aerodynamic body design was introduced in 1983, which Ford shared with the Thunderbird….

Owner: Ken Harper

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