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    Ford Cougar II - 1963

    1963 Ford Cougar II (Vignale)
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    1963 Ford-Mercury Cougar II Concept Vignale

    The 1963 Cougar was introduced as a show model "from the company which pioneered the personal car." To get in, open the electrically-operated top-hinged doors.


    The Cougar II is a candy-apple red fastback design with a fiberglass body and a 260 High-Performance engine and 4 speed transmission.
    In the 1963 Ford shown the third Cougar dream car, it was called Cougar II. This very handsome two-passenger GT sports car would have made a timely contender to the popular Corvette String Ray. (Ford explained that GT, or gran turismo, is a term usually applied to two-seat coupes designed for super highways.) Cougar II featured a fastback roof, conceaied "pop-up" headlamps, and a serious, fully instrumented interior.
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    Re: Ford Cougar II - 1963

    nice looking! I bet there were strong cries to build it back in the day just like the Avenier today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    nice looking! I bet there were strong cries to build it back in the day just like the Avenier today!
    I agree. I wish Ford would have built it.

    Around this time is when Ford almost bought Ferrari, but the talks broke down. I wonder if this car was intended to be the first Ford-Ferrari model.

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    Re: Ford Cougar II - 1963

    Looks like a Corvette of sorts

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    Re: Ford Cougar II - 1963

    First thing I thought of was corvette. Nice looking car but I never saw one until now.

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    Re: Ford Cougar II - 1963

    That doesn't have gull-wing doors. The 1962 Cougar I had gull-wing doors.
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    Re: Ford Cougar II - 1963

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Looks like a Corvette of sorts
    For some reason it reminds me more of 60's Lamborghinis, probably because of the wire wheels.



    The Cougar I was hideous!



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    Re: Ford Cougar II - 1963

    Reminds me of the Pontiac Banshee from the early '60s.

    pontiac-xp833-banshee-dm-1.jpg

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    Re: Ford Cougar II - 1963

    Oooh, I like that. To me it looks like something James Bond should have had.

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