For a quarter of a century Mercury's Cougar has been prowling the streets.
So this year, the Mercury division of Ford is celebrating the Cougar's 25th anniversary with a limited edition model that offers a host of special appearance items, a V-8 engine and a modicum of luxury.
Before we take a ride in this week's test car, let's look briefly at the Cougar's evolution.
The first Cougar, built in 1967, was based on the phenomenally successful Ford Mustang. Unlike the Mustang, however, the original Cougar came with hidden headlights, sequential taillights borrowed from the Ford Thunderbird and conservative styling.
There was a base model and a more luxurious XR7. With an admission price of $2,851... Read More