I’ve had the Cougar exactly 2 years now. I like to think I’ve made it better since I’ve bought it. It still runs, so that’s a plus!
I picked it up for $3k from an older GM dude that was baffled as to how he ended up with a Ford product. I rescued it from literally being put out to pasture. I’ve dumped probably $2500 into it at this point, wheels/tires, complete front end rebuild, a Wilwood disc conversion, and some other maintenance items. Left for this year, new rear springs and that’ll exhaust the budget for 2017.
Still my favorite picture: