1967 Cougar Specifications

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The Mercury Cougar was first produced in 1967 and was considered the big brother of the Ford Mustang. Whereas the Mustang was considered a compact car, the Cougar was part of the intermediate line due to its slightly larger size. Unlike the Mustang, which was equipped with a six-cylinder engine as standard equipment, the Cougar was only available with eight-cylinder engines. Whether restoring or purchasing a '67 Cougar, knowledge of the car's specifications can be helpful.

Dimensions

  • This car is 190.3 inches long, 71.2 inches wide and 51.8 inches tall and has wheelbase of 111.3 inches. The front tread is 58.1 inches and the rear tread is 58.1 inches.

Engine

  • The 1967 Cougar was only available with two eight-cylinder engines: the 289 small block and the 390 big block. The 289 produces 282 ft.-lbs. of torque at 2,400 rpm and 200 horsepower at 4,400 rpm. The 390 produces 405 ft.-lbs. of torque at 2,600 rpm and 275 horsepower at 4,400 rpm.

Transmission

  • The Cougar came equipped with a fully synchronized automatic transmission. The transmission features three forward gears on one reverse gear. The ratio of the first gear is 2.99:1. The ratio of the second gear is 1.75:1. The ratio of the third gear is 1:1 and the ratio of the reverse gear is 3.17:1.

Brakes

  • The 1967 Cougar was equipped with hydraulic self-adjusting drum brakes and a single cable-operated mechanical parking brake. Each drum is 10 inches wide.

Exterior Colors

  • The 1967 model was available in the following exterior colors: onyx, turquoise, Cumberland beige metallic, Tiffany blue, lime frost metallic, Caspian blue #2 metallic, polar white #2, sea foam green, glacier blue metallic, cardinal red, cinnamon frost metallic, Trafalgar blue metallic, burgundy metallic, Inverness green metallic, sage gold metallic, Sheffield silver metallic, fawn and Jamaican yellow.

Optional Equipment

  • The following equipment was optional: air-conditioning, rear window defogger, FM stereo, tachometer, power antenna, Stereo-Sonic Tape system, power antenna and a remote control trunk lid release.

Base Price

Capacities

  • The Cougar's fuel tank holds a total of 17 gallons and the transmission holds 3.5 pints of transmission fluid. The cooling system contains 15 quarts of antifreeze and the rear differential contains 4 pints of axle fluid.

References

  • "American Cars: The Automobiles that Made America"; Craig Cheetham; 2004
  • "Motor's Auto Repair Manual"; Ralph Ritchen; 1968
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