This car was purchased in 2001, from the original owner in Pass Christian, MS. Our intent is to try and keep it as original as possible. The following information about the car was obtained from Marti Auto Works. (Marti has available the Ford Motor Company’s entire production database for the 1967-1973 model years.) The car was built at Dearborn, Michigan on June 29th, 1968. It was the 85, 225th Mercury scheduled for production at Dearborn. It has Lime Frost paint with Onyx roof paint. The vehicle was ordered with the following options: C-4 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic; 7.35 X 14-4 ply rated tires; power steering; Whisperaire air conditioner; AM radio; tinted glass; and deluxe wheel covers. Because I had to replace the wheels I choose to go with styled steel wheels, which were an option for the ’68 Cougar. Over the years we have made improvements and been rewarded with good results at various shows. Including: the Prestige Car Award (95 points or higher) at the AAECM’s May 2005 show; first in class three times in the Camellia Classic;  Fabulous 25 in the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial 2005 show; Best Antique at the L. A. Winter Antique-Classic Car and Truck  2005 show; and several first places at the Mustang and Ford products shows in Mississippi . We also qualified for the Driver Participation Tab at our Southeastern Division National Winter Meet. Several Best in class at Camella Classic at Bellingrrath Gardens.