"IN THE BEGINNING"I purchased this car in the summer of 2006, just before my 32nd birthday. So Happy Birthday to me. I pondered on what vehicle to purchase for my project car. Being a Ford man I really liked the classic Fastback Mustangs....I did not want me to fall into the typical stereo-type Mustang crowd. So I looked at Fairlanes, Comets and eventually a couple of Cougars!!! To be honest when I saw the first Cougar I looked at, it took me back in time...back when I was in the ARMY back in Fort Riley, KS "BIG RED ONE" Iron Rangers!! I had an opportunity to purchase a 1968 Mercury Cougar for $3,500...let's just say I could not afford it. So the oppurtunity was here now...I am no longer a poor GI. I was ready to get a kick ass Cougar. I fell in love with the Car design all over again...just like the summer of 1995.