Rare Cougar Station Wagon in showroom condition...
1982 Mercury Cougar Station Wagon - Powered by 232CID (3.8L) V6 engine with automatic transmission.
STORY OF MY 1982 MERCURY COUGAR STATION WAGON WITH VILLAGER OPTION.
This story is coming from a Canadian who purchased twenty one years ago, what is now considered as a very rare car.
Yes, I am the proud owner of a very rare, scarce and probably the only one left 1982 Mercury Cougar, Station Wagon with Villager Option.
This vehicle was produced and assembled at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant on March 30th, 1982 with the following options: Immersion Heater, Interval Windshield Wipers, 3-Speed Automatic Transmission, Standard Ratio Rear Axle, Movable Manual Backlite, P185/75R x 14 Radial W/S/W, Conventional Spare, Electric Clock, Power Steering, Tilt Steering, Luggage Rack, Rear Bumper Guards and Rub Strips, Manual Air Conditioning, Radio AM/FM MPX -Cassette, Station Wagon Décor Group, Road Abrasions Protection, Remote Control Right Hand Side Exterior Mirror, Heavy Duty 45 AMP Battery, Manual Vent Window, Wire Wheel Covers, Heavy Duty Suspension, Medium Red Exterior Paint, Medium Red Cloth and Vinyl Split Bench Seat, Premium Sound System, Tinted Glass, Convenience Group, Visibility Group, Power Equipment Group. The Engine Type is 3.8L - 6 Cyl. 2V (232 CID) which engine is also optional.
As per Ford Historical Department, only 2028 Mercury Cougars were sold in Canada in 1982. This total of 2028 includes all models, (4 Doors, 2 Doors and Station Wagons, including wagons without the Villager Option) leaving very little quantity left of Wagons with Villager Option.
The odometer shows to day over 128,569 kilometers (Approx 80,000 miles) and the motor is still in very good working and operating conditions. The car still has it’s original paint, with as you can imagine a few rusty spots. Those spots are very small and very scarce. Everything in this car is original. Nothing has ever been added or modified and nothing has ever been removed.
Most of the parts that were defective with time were replaced with genuine parts. The muffler was replaced last year with genuine parts, including an artistic made section.
It only had one family (mine) as the owner. Being married and the father of seven children, most of my family members have at least driven it once. Today’s appearance and condition is mostly due to my older daughter Christine who took very good care of it, while she was mostly the principal person operating it, way back in 1984, 85 and 86. I owe this today’s appearance to her love of this car and publicly thank her for that.
I am now the member of two Antique Car Clubs. I have not attended many expositions as of now, but everywhere I put it for show, I get the same comments, "I or we have never seen a car like that".
The photos you see have been taken July 15th, 2003.
Thank you, Roland, for photos and description of your Cougar.