The 1969 Mercury Cougar was designed to compete with other muscle cars such as the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang. The '69 Cougars came in orange, yellow or blue with matching colored interior. They also had different engine size options and exterior looks. They were a classic symbol of American muscle cars.
The 1969 Cougar came in two different body styles. There was the two-door hardtop coupe and the two-door convertible. The hardtop coupe's body style number is 65 and it weighed 3,380 pounds. There were a total of 66,331 of these manufactured. The convertible's body style number is 76 and it weighed 3,499 pounds. There were only 5,796 of these manufactured.
There also was a 1969 XR-7 Series. These were rarer than the basic Cougars. They had blackout grills and a spoiler. Some even had pin-striping. They came in a hardtop coupe and a convertible coupe as well. These hardtops weighed 3,298 pounds and only 23,918 were made. The convertibles weighed 3,539 and only 4,024 were manufactured.
Body and Tire Size
The wheelbase on all the 1969 Cougars was 111 inches. The total body length of these muscle cars was 193.8 inches. The standard tire size on them was E78 by 14.
All the Mercury Cougars had V-8 engines. There were a few options in size and horsepower. The smaller ones had a 351 small-block engine with up to 300 horsepower. The middle-sized engines were a 390 and had up to 320 horsepower. The large-block engines were a size 428 with an impressive 335 horsepower.