Dinky Toys 174; Ford Mercury Cougar
Never seen this car referred to as a Ford Mercury Cougar anywhere else, sure Mercury was Ford US's slightly more upmarket brand, but it was always just Mercury Cougar.
The name was first used in 1967 and was carried by a diverse series of cars over the next three decades. As is common with Mercury vehicles, the Cougar shared basic platforms with Ford models. Originally this was the Mustang, but later versions of the Cougar were based on the Thunderbird, and the last was a version of the Contour/Mondeo. The Cougar was important to Mercury's image for many years, and advertising often identified its dealers as being "at the sign of the cat." Models holding big cats on leashes were used on Cougar ads in the early 1970s
Dinky put the car in their range from 1969 to 1972, it is found in metallic blue and a darker shade of metallic blue.