As we all know, a cougar (Puma concolor couguar) is a carnivorous four-legged mammal found throughout the North American continent.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, however, thanks to the Lincoln-Mercury Division of the Ford Motor Company, the Cougar personal luxury car became synonymous with a very different kind of creature: A middle-aged American male on the prowl to find nubile young females for sexual conquest.
Telstar Logistics was reminded of this recently when we encountered the 1969 Mercury Cougar shown in the photos above. A lot has changed during the last 40 years, and today -- alas -- not only is the Mercury Cougar gone, but so is Mercury.
The culture has moved on as well. Today "cougar" is synonymous with a different kind of creature: A middle-aged American female on the prowl to find strapping young males for sexual conquest.
That right there… that's progress, people.