Based on the ford Mustang, the Cougar was very popular when it debuted, selling over 150,000 in its flagship year. In fact, Motor Trend Magazine named it the Car of the Year for '67.
Aesthetically, the Cougar looked a lot like the Mustang. There were a few major differences though. For one thing the wheel base was a good 3 inches longer which added some stability on the road. In addition, it also featured a brand new front grill with a vertical chrome pattern that some enthusiasts dubbed "the electric shaver grill". The hideaway headlamps were set back into the grill giving it a very distinctive look. If style is a major factor in your auto restoration decision then you may definitely want to opt for the Cougar.