1969 Mercury Cougar

I like the looks of the first-generation Mercury Cougars every bit as much as their Mustang counterparts.  Essentially a Mustang with “European flair”, the front end with the horizontal grille and dual concealed headlamps just looks aggressive.

Notice that the street sign behind this Cougar says “Church Street”.

You would definitely get to the church on time if you drove a ’69 Cougar like this one, because they came only with a tempting array of V8 engines.  In 1969, the Cougar came standard with a 351-ci 250-hp V8, but a 4-barrel option raised the horsepower to 290.  The top performance option was a 428 Cobra Jet with Ram Air induction system and functional hood scoop.

One bad cat, indeed.