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1973 Cougar “Bronze Age”                                                                                                                                                   Phil Parcells         9-16-16  This was a 1973 marketing promotion. Similar in nature to the 1969 Sports Special package, the "Bronze Age Collection" was sold nationally on more than one Mercury model. Information about the car first appears  in the 3-73 Revision pages of the 73 paint and upholstery book, therefore it was a spring promotion.  Mercury offered Bronze Age packages on the Cougar, Comet., Monterey, and Montego MX.  According to the book the Cougar Bronze Age package was offered on the standard HT only. Cougar Bronze Age Features:     - New Laguno grain Metallic Bronze vinyl roof.     - New Saddle Bronze exterior paint. Or one of the six other exterior paint colors.     - New Tan seat facings and bolsters with Metallic Bronze vinyl seat inserts, and tan door trim panels.         (Interior Components: Seat upholstery, door trim, headliner, floor covering, package tray, instrument panel and steering wheel are Tan.)     - Decor Group including deluxe steering wheel, deluxe wheel covers, bright rocker panel molding, and higher level seat and door trim including         door assist straps.     - Protective bodyside molding     - Front bumper horizontal rub strips.     - White sidewall tires.   Available Exterior Colors 4C Ivy Glamour Met (Extra Cost) 4Q Dk Green Met 5H Med Brown Met 5M Med Copper Met 5T Saddle Bronze 6C Med Yellow Gold 9A White A publicity photo of a Bronze Age Cougar appears in "Cougar A Source Book, edited and annotated by Thomas E Bonsall, 1967 Thru 1976" See page 118.