When the Mercury Cougar came out in the late 1960s, it was a fantastic option for those looking for a vehicle that fits between the Mustang and the Thunderbird. To be fair, it was essentially a Mustang below, albeit slightly longer in wheelbase and with a roomy rear seat. In terms of performance, they were pretty solid with engines ranging from lower horsepower V8s to the ones shared with the Mustang for a larger number, and that doesn’t take into account that the aftermarket and modding scene is pretty good. with these cars, especially in the first. generations. What we didn’t know, however, is that the Mercury Cougar has very good hood hinges.
Yes, forget about the horsepower, the correctness of the rules, and the amount of money you’re about to put into your next project car; nothing comes close to a Mercury Cougar’s ability to sustain a head-on collision, open the hood, and take you down the freeway with the wind in your hair and your vision clouded. Not by speed, mind you. As evidenced by this man from San Jose, Calif. Who was spotted driving down the freeway with his vision obscured by the hood of his impressive second-gen Mercury Cougar. See how the hood didn’t bend at all?
At first glance, and the video lacks context, the Mercury Cougar pilot seen here is probably heading to his garage or repair shop after an accident. The damage at the front is cosmetic with these fenders which need to be replaced. Oh, and a door is missing too. Seems to work well, however. On a more serious note, let’s be the first to say that this is extremely dangerous behavior, and it’s funny until someone gets hurt or an accident is caused, and we’re pretty sure that this is a surefire way to get arrested. by road patrol in an instant.