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1987 Mercury Cougar XR-7 With Just 37K Miles Up For Auction

In recent months, we’ve seen a number of modern-era Ford Thunderbird models pop up for sale at various auction sites with scant few miles on the clock, a list that includes a 1984 T-Bird with 16k miles, a 1987 Thunderbird Sport with 3k miles, and a 38k-mile 1988 model, to name just a few. Now, that trend continues – albeit with a bit of a twist – as this immaculate 1987 Mercury Cougar XR-7 up for grabs at Bring a Trailer gives us a nice alternative to its Blue Oval-branded counterpart from this particular era.

1987 Mercury Cougar XR-7 With 37K Miles - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

This 1987 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is yet another gently used example, as it has just 37k miles showing on the odometer, and is currently on its third owner, albeit seeking a fourth. Those folks have certainly taken care of it over the years, however, as this Cougar looks to be in fantastic shape with a seemingly flawless exterior complete with Medium Shadow Blue Metallic paint with Medium Smoke lower accents and black bodyside moldings.

1987 Mercury Cougar XR-7 With 37K Miles - Interior 001

That theme continues inside the cabin, where one will find a nice interior with Shadow Blue cloth seats, along with amenities such as a power-adjustable driver’s seat, adjustable lumbar support for both front seats, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, a locking glove box, illuminated visor mirrors, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo, though that part only currently works intermittently, according to the seller.

1987 Mercury Cougar XR-7 With 37K Miles - Engine Bay 001

Under the hood, this Mercury Cougar XR-7 is powered by a fuel-injected version of the old Ford 5.0L V8, which was factory-rated to send 150 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission and a Traction-Lok rear axle. Aside from some surface rust underneath, there just aren’t too many bones to pick here, making this Cougar a nice score for anyone lucky enough to bring it home.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mercury news, Mercury Cougar news, and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. StarLord

    I almost bought one in 86 but the dealer pulled a classic fast one and I had to walk away. It was gorgeous though. It was black. Ended up getting a Mustang LX instead. It was no Cougar.

  2. dave

    Wow – incredible condition! love this.

    1. dave

      18/27 fuel economy rating impressive for a 5.0 V8. Love reading the window sticker details on BAT site. This would be really fun car to drive.


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