Mercury Cougar is the name applied to the various series of cars sold by Mercury’s Ford division in 1967-1997 and 1999-2002 in eight generations. The name was usually associated with 2-door coupes, but the Cougar was also produced as a convertible, sedan, station wagon and hatchback. Almost 3 million units were produced, making the Cougar Mercury’s best-selling model.

The Mercury Cougar (1st Generation) was introduced in September 1966. In 1967, it accounted for nearly 40% of sales for the entire Lincoln-Mercury division. Sold as a 2-door hardtop and convertible (1969-1970), the engine was front-mounted and was rear-wheel drive. It was available with a 4.7- to 7-liter V-8 that was mated to a 3/4-speed manual or aic transmission.