This site has been developed with your security and privacy as the utmost in priority. To the point: we want you to have a safe, trouble-free experience on COOL CATS because we want you to use the site as intended, and we’d like you to keep coming back without hassle.

While no site is 100 percent immune to spyware, adware, and unwanted pop-up ads, rest assured that we’ve worked diligently to make sure that there is nothing on COOL CATS that will be intrusive to your device. We’ve scanned and checked all downloadable files to make sure they’re virus-free. Additionally, this site is hosted on a server whose security is top-notch and is regularly scanned for any sign of a virus, worm or other infection. In short, we’re not doing anything to your device or browser that you don’t want.

We do, however, use a simple, unobtrusive cookie to remember a few of your viewing preferences. We routinely use a pop-up window script for photos to illustrate points. And all external links to other sites will generate its own new browser window/tab so that you can still view this site underneath (if your browser will allow you, please recognize this site as ‘safe’ from which to accept pop-up windows).

Any information collected via our contact form is kept in strict confidence and will never be shared with anyone, nor will it be sold on a list. The information collected is solely for the sake of clarity and open communication between the sender and the owners of this site. Archived e-mails are kept in an encrypted file for safekeeping.

We’ve done everything humanly possible to make every visit to COOL CATS painless. If you ever find a malicious problem emanating from this site, please contact us immediately so that we can fix it.

Thank you for placing your trust in us.



COOL CATS respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our website only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information collected at COOL CATS’s website.

Part I. Information Collection and Security
COOL CATS only collects information on our website submitted by registered users. Such information may include user-submitted news and events, uploaded photos, private messages and forum posts. The information is collected by the voluntary submittal of such by registered users.

COOL CATS’s website employs the use of “cookies”. A cookie is a small text file that our web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable COOL CATS to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users. Our cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.

COOL CATS does not divulge any personally identifiable information about registered users or COOL CATS members to outside parties for any reason (with the exception of a request made for such information [which is legally warranted and presented in person] by an official law enforcement official or agency).

For COPPA compliance (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), COOL CATS asserts that its website contains nothing designed, displayed or formatted to attract, influence, interest or solicit anyone under the age of eighteen. COOL CATS memberships are available only to individuals 18 and older.

Part II. Information Usage
The information collected by COOL CATS is used for the purposes of this website only. Registered users may receive additional announcements from us about site news, events, private messages, uploaded photos, forum posts and website updates. Out of respect for the privacy of our registered users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.

We do offer links to other websites. Please note: When you click on links to other websites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.

Because our website also offers forums, user-submitted news and events, and a photo gallery, please be advised that information posted in these venues becomes public knowledge with the submittal of any information or images contained therein.

We reserve the right to update our website privacy policy without notice. We reserve the right to remove user-submitted information or images without user consent or notice. We also reserve the right to add or remove site features without notice.

Part III. Access to Information
COOL CATS maintains the accuracy of our website’s information with daily updates. Users may access their own personal information and contact us about inaccuracies they may find by using the Contact link.

Part IV. Problem Resolution
If any problems arise from your use of this website, please feel free to contact COOL CATS by using the Contact link.

Terms of Use

Every attempt has been made to be as accurate as possible when presenting information on this site. The author of this site will not be held responsible for any typographic or informational errors, nor shall the author be responsible for the accuracy of all information contained within this page.

COOL CATS is not affiliated with Ford Motor Company.


Logos & Artwork

All logos and car likenesses copyright © Ford Motor Company, except for the “COOL CATS” logo, copyright © COOL CATS. All rights reserved. All COOL CATS artwork was created by the author for use exclusively on this page. Unauthorized reproduction or use of any uniquely created COOL CATS logo or other artwork without express consent of the author is strictly prohibited.



Some of the material presented on this site was obtained from the following sources:

  • MERCURY COUGAR 1967-87, by Gary Witzenburg
  • 55 YEARS OF MERCURY, by John A. Gunnell
  • MERCURY MUSCLE CARS, by David Newhardt
  • CATALOG OF THUNDERBIRD ID NUMBERS 1955-93, compiled by Cars & Parts Magazine
  • FORD SHOP MANUALS (various years)

All information excerpted from the above is copyright of their respective owners.


Site Testing & Construction

This site was fully tested on both desktop and mobile devices to ensure compatibility and consistency. Even with our diligence it is entirely possible that you may experience slight misalignments or other browser irregularities while viewing this site. While every effort has been made to minimize these anomalies, the author cannot be held responsible for these minor discrepancies.



The information presented on COOL CATS is the result of many, many hours of research and experience, by both the author and any and all contributors. This information is solely for informational purposes only and is never intended to encourage or promote any other purpose or agenda. Any use of said information by the viewer is used solely at the viewer’s own risk, and the author of this site shall not be held responsible or liable for any damages or liabilities which may have occurred as a result of using any information contained within this site. We strongly encourage safe work conditions, the use of safe equipment and tools, the safe supporting of vehicles while any work is performed, the safe retrieval and recycling of fluids, and the safe ventilation of hazardous materials and fumes.