1971 Mercury Cougar

1971 Mercury Cougar

The 1971 Mercury Cougar received a newly restyled front end with the four headlights now exposed and recessed. There were two body styles, a hardtop coupe and a convertible, available on both the base series and the XR-7 Series. The base engine on both series including a V-8 that displaced 351 cubic-inches and offered 240 horsepower. Several other V8's were available, including a 351- and 429 cubic-inch units. The 429ci Super Cobra Jet with four-barrel carburetors offered 370 horsepower. The base engine was a three-speed manual, with a four-speed manual with Hurst Shifter and a SelectShift automatic offered as optional equipment.

Other styling changes for 1971 including signal lights that now wrapped around the front fenders. The center grille with its vertical bars was framed in chrome with an ornament placed in its center.

The Cougar came standard from the factory with high-back bucket seats, cigar lighter, courtesy lights, glove box, consolette with illuminated ashtray, concealed windshield wipers, and Flow-Thru ventilation system.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009

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The Mercury Cougar appeared in 1967 as a sport-luxury vehicle. The muscle car era was in full swing and Mercury used a longer version of the Ford Mustang chassis complete with two doors, leather bucket seats, and V8 engines. In its inaugural year, Motor Trend awarded it their prestigious award, the Car of the Year. The Mercury brought style, sophistication, and speed. The engine options ranged from....
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1971 Cougar
$3,875-$35,600
1971 Mercury Cougar Price Range: $3,290 - $3,875

$2,215 - $2,275

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mercury
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)480,361
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)404,650
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)403,977
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)486,470
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)441,964
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)365,310
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)324,716
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)398,262
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)360,467
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)354,923
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)343,149

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