I tried to get a CARFAX report on a 1972 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible, but too old. How can I get a vehicle history on this age of car?

Asked by Jul 11, 2017 at 09:45 PM about the 1972 Mercury Cougar

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My brother in law recently purchased a '72 Cougar XR7. He was not aware that he could get a CARFAX report on used cars. When I told him I could get him one, I was disappointed to find out that they only do reports on cars manufactured in 1981 or later. Is there any information I can get, even if it is when/where the car was built and the # produced- it would be helpful. Thanks, Don

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Try a Marty report for the build information. Most of this cars history was long before computerized records so don't expect to find any records after it left the factory.

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Kevin Marti can get you the vehicle information, selling dealer & initial owner. From there you need to be a car detective to figure out the rest. There were no standard VIN's back then which made it difficult to create a database. I would also look at the Cougar Car Club of America. They have some helpful links and databases along with Cougar experts.

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