Malaise Era engine power numbers always provide entertainment, especially when you consider that the 134-horse 302 engine was the 1980 Mercury Cougar's optional V8. The standard 255 made 119 horsepower. Meow!

But if the best way to impress the lovely young lady with the feathered hair and drugged-looking mountain lion was to roll up in a disco-grade XR7, so be it!

If you're still hooked on Mercury ads after enduring enjoying this one, you can always check out the Jalopnik Top 48 Favorite Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Commercials.


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