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1983-88 Cougar Emblems

Page Revised: 10 May 2019

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Article by
Eric Dess

These are the emblems that adorned the 1983-88 Cougar models. We love to think of them as "automotive jewelry" and sort of a lost art when it comes to modern car branding. They don't make things like this anymore, folks. The really complex cloisonné ones, in particular, are incredibly delicate and complex. These emblems signify the end of an era of automotive prosperity and celebration of brand, before things got too slick and polished. We thought you'd enjoy a look at yesterday's craftsmanship as it pertained to adorning these cars.

For reference and restoring purposes we've listed official Ford part numbers listed where possible (these may differ from number stamped on actual part). If you know of a Cougar emblem that's missing from this page, please contact us.

NOTE: We do NOT sell these emblems! They are shown for illustrative purposes only. Any contact submissions that refer to purchasing emblems will be automatically rejected.



Exterior (Factory)

1983 Cougar Hood Ornament 1983 Hood Ornament
Metal, upright style. Also used on some 1981-82 Cougars.
(E14Y-16850-A)
1984-86 Cougar Hood Ornament 1984-86 Hood Ornament
Metal and acrylic, flat style.
(E4WY-16850-A)
1984-86 Cougar XR-7 Hood Ornament 1984-86 XR-7 Hood Ornament
(E4WY-16850-B)
1983-84 Cougar Grille Emblem 1983-84 Grill Emblem
This plastic emblem was affixed to the lower driver's side corner of the grille.
(E3WY-8A223-C)
1985-86 Cougar Grille Emblem 1985-86 Grill Emblem
This metal emblem was affixed to the lower driver's side corner of the grille.
(E5WY-8A223-A)
1987-88 Cougar Grille Emblem 1987-88 Grille Emblem
Metal, chrome-plated cat head recessed into grille.
(E7WY-8213-A)
1987-88 Cougar Bumper Emblem 1987-88 MERCURY Bumper Emblem
Rubberized plastic, silver-colored MERCURY emblem recessed into front bumper cover.
(E7WY-17D890-C)
Cougar LS Emblem "LS"
Plastic, found on these LS models: 1983 fenders, 1983-84 trunklids, 1985-86 taillights, and 1987-88 trunklids.
(R/L: E3WY-16098-A)
Electronic Fuel Injection Emblem "Electronic Fuel Injection"
Plastic, found on 1983 LS fenders.
(R/L: E3SZ-16098-B)
Automatic Overdrive Emblem "Automatic Overdrive"
Plastic, found on 1983 Cougar 5.0 fenders.
(R/L: E3SZ-6342528-A)
1983-86 Cougar GS C-Pillar Emblem 1983-86 GS C-Pillar Emblem
(R/L: E3WY-66517A57/6-A)
1983-86 Cougar LS Electroluminescent C-Pillar Emblem 1983-86 LS (Optional GS) Electroluminescent C-Pillar Emblem
Chrome metal surround. Required rear courtesy lamps.
(R/L, to 4/83: E3WY-15B437-A/B; from 4/83: E3WY-15B437-C/D)
1984-86 Cougar XR-7 C-Pillar Emblem 1984-86 XR-7 C-Pillar Emblem
All metal, chromed.
(R/L: E4WB-862803-A/B)
1987-88 Cougar C-Pillar Emblem 1987-88 C-Pillar Emblem
All metal, chromed, black painted trim.
This slightly revised, smaller emblem was found on all 1987-88 LS and all 1988 XR-7 models.
(R/L: E7WY-66517A56/7-A)
1987 Cougar XR-7 C-Pillar Emblem 1987 XR-7 C-Pillar Emblem
Metal with inlay. 1987 XR-7 emblem mounting points were unique and smaller, and do not interchange with earlier ones.
(Right: E7WY-66517A56-C; Left: E7WY-66517A57-C)
EFI Turbo Emblem "EFI Turbo"
Plastic, found on 1984 XR-7 fenders.
(R/L: E3SZ-16098-A)
TURBO Emblem "TURBO"
Plastic, used on the trunklid of 1986 XR-7 models only.
(D9ZZ-16B621-A)
1983-88 COUGAR Rear Nomenclature 1983-88 Rear Nomenclature
Plastic.
(1983-86 "Cougar": E3WY-6642528-A
1987-88 "Cougar": E7WY-6642528-A)
1983-88 MERCURY Rear Nomenclature 1983-88 Rear Nomenclature
Plastic.
(1983-86 "Mercury": E14Y-5442528-B
1987-88 "Mercury": E7YY-16B856-A)
1983-88 Cougar LS Rear Nomenclature 1983-88 Rear Nomenclature
Plastic.
(1983-88 "LS": E4WY-6642528-C)
1984-88 Cougar XR-7 Rear Nomenclature 1984-88 XR-7 Rear Nomenclature
Plastic.
(E5WY-13B467-B)

 

20th Anniversary (Factory)

20th Anniversary Cougar C-Pillar Emblem 1987 20th Anniversary C-Pillar Emblem
The 20ths all had cloisonné C-pillar emblems on the exterior.
(R: E7WY-66517A56-D; L: E7WY-66517A57-D)
20th Anniversary Cougar Dash & Trunk Emblem 20th Anniversary Dash & Trunk Emblem
Also cloisonné with gold accents. Identical to the 20th dash emblem.
(E7WY-6642528-B)
20th Anniversary Cougar Grille Emblem 1987 20th Anniversary Grille Emblem
Special gold-plated cat head recessed into body-color grille.
20th Anniversary Cougar Bumper Emblem 1987 20th Anniversary Bumper Emblem
Special gold-tinted rubberized MERCURY emblem recessed into front bumper cover.
(E7WY-17D890-D)
20th Anniversary COUGAR Trunk Nomenclature 20th Anniversary Trunk Nomenclature
Gold cloisonné "COUGAR" emblem with a pronounced black outline.
20th Anniversary Cougar MERCURY Trunk Nomenclature 20th Anniversary Trunk Nomenclature
Gold cloisonné "MERCURY" emblem with a pronounced black outline.
(E7WY-6642528-B)

 

Dash & Interior (Factory)

1983 Cougar Door Panel Emblems 1983 Door Panel Emblems
Metal. These were also used on the interior of some pre-1983 Cougars and Mercury Lynx vehicles.
(E14Y-54517A56/7-A)
1983-84 Cougar Dash Emblem COUGAR Dash Emblem
Plastic. Found on 1983-84 passenger side dash panels.
1983 Horn Pad Emblem #1 1983 Horn Pad Emblem #1
Brushed aluminum type used on GS steering wheels.
(Thanks to Pete)
E3WY-3649-B
1983 Horn Pad Emblem #2 1983 Horn Pad Emblem #2
Woodgrain type used on LS steering wheels.
(Thanks to Hugh)
E3WY-3649-C
1984-86 Horn Pad Emblem 1984-86 Horn Pad Emblem
Used on A-frame wheels.
(E4WY-3649-A)
1984 XR-7 Horn Pad Emblem 1984 XR-7 Steering Wheel Emblem
Used only on 1984 XR-7's with 4-spoke sport wheel (non-cruise control).
1987-88 Horn Pad Emblem 1987-88 Horn Pad Emblem
Used on 1987-88 LS models, and XR-7 models without the sport wheel option.
1985-88 Sport Wheel Emblem 1985-88 Sport Wheel Horn Pad Emblem
Available on optional wheel for XR-7's only.

 

Other Exterior (Aftermarket)

Blue Max Pillar Emblem #1 1987-88 Blue Max C-Pillar Emblem, Version 1
Cloisonné. This seems to be a regional version, with a similar emblem used on Blue Max Mercury Topaz cars.
Blue Max Pillar Emblem #2 1987-88 Blue Max C-Pillar Emblem, Version 2
Cloisonné. Some 1988 cars had this version of the emblem, which was again used on 1989-97 cars.
Blue Max COUGAR Trunk Emblem Blue Max/Special Edition COUGAR Trunk Nomenclature
Again cloisonné, these all appear to have come in red only. "COUGAR"
Blue Max Cougar MERCURY Trunk Emblem Blue Max/Special Edition MERCURY Trunk Nomenclature
Again cloisonné, these all appear to have come in red only. "MERCURY"
Cougar Freedom Series Emblem Freedom Series Fender Emblem
Not much is known about the Freedom Series. Seems to be 1987-88 only.
Mexican Cougar Bumper Emblem 1987-88 Mexican COUGAR Front Bumper Emblem
Since there was no Mercury division in Mexico, these rubberized emblems were made for the front bumper cover of Mexican-spec Cougars.
E&G Cougar Badges E&G Designer Series Nomenclature
For cars with special E&G Designer Series package (half roof), the lettering was affixed to the side of the car, near C-pillar emblem. The small numbered badges and/or griffins were at the base of the B-pillar on the roof band.
E&G Cougar Badges E&G Designer Series Nomenclature
For cars with special E&G Designer Series package (half roof), the lettering was affixed to the side of the car, near C-pillar emblem. The small numbered badges and/or griffins were at the base of the B-pillar on the roof band.

 

Other Interior (Aftermarket)

Blue Max Cougar Dash Emblem #1 Blue Max Dash Emblem #1
Cloisonné. Used in 1987-88 Blue Max Editions.
Blue Max Cougar Dash Emblem #2 Blue Max Dash Emblem #2
Cloisonné. Unknown what years used this emblem. May be Topaz-only; not very common.
Cougar Special Edition Dash Emblem Special Edition Dash Emblem
Cloisonné. Similar in design to the 20th dash emblem, found underneath the clock.