May 18, 2018
This 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 has been owned by Tonawanda’s Steve Schiefer since 1991, in which time he’s performed a total restoration. Under the hood is Ford’s 302 V8, connected to a Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. This was Cougar’s second year, and the first for the XR-7, which Mercury touted as “The look of hand-tooled elegance.” Steve’s green hardtop is one of 32,712 made, and was seen at one of the weekly Wednesday car shows at the Texas Road House in Tonawanda.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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