Mercury Cougars were built in the U.S. between 1967 and 1997, then again from 1999 to 2002.
Originally based on the floorpan of the Ford Mustang, then later on the Mercury Montega and Ford Torino, the last iteration replaced the Ford Probe, and was sold as a Ford Cougar.
The wide choice of engines went from a 289ci Windsor V8 (200hp) up to a 335hp 390ci 4-Barrel V8. A GT package was available with a 390ci V8.
The hidden headlamps were a cool feature, contributing to a look known as the "Shaver Grill". The headlamps were operated by a vacuum system.