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1962 Ford Cougar 406 Concept
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Posted Friday, November  9, 2012
Debuting at the 1962 Chicago Auto Show, the Ford Cougar 406 concept vehicle featured top- hinged, electrically operated gull-wing doors, and came equipped with the new 406 cubic inch V-8. The engine developed 405 horsepower and 448 pound feet of torque. Swing-up headlights were concealed in the tips of the front fenders. This was the second Ford concept car to wear the Cougar nameplate. The original was a 3/8-scale model from 1956. Mercury first applied the Cougar moniker on a 1967 two-door hardtop pony car, based on the Mustang.   In 1963, the Cougar was used in Frederick Brisson's film version of his Broadway comedy hit "Under the Yum Yum Tree” starring Jack Lemon.
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Ford Cougar 406 with Jack Lemon
Painted in it’s original Candy Apple Red, this is a still photo captured from the movie “Under the Yum Yum Tree”
On display at the 1962 Chicago Auto Show
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