About this site…

Time Machines is a website dedicated to classic cars I own or have owned. Most of them have stories attached that keep them relevant to me and, besides, who doesn’t like pictures of old cars?

I’ve been a serial car buyer since the age of 16. By the time I turned 27, I’d already owned 27 different cars. My wife understands that, since I can’t have them all at once, i’m going to have them all one at a time.  What you see here is a very small slice of the vehicles I’ve owned over the years.

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  1. Hi! Regarding CatVerts, I was trying to find out where the late Barry Margolis acquired his 1968 convertible and came across your site.

    I wanted to update you on Barry’s “The Redhead” 1968 Cougar convertible. The car left his and Carol’s garage for the last time about a week or two after his passing. Barry willed it to Sonny Dolezel, of The Florida Old Guys. Sonny lives just outside of Jacksonville, FL, and is driving/showing it as a tribute to Barry. He, Cecil Weippert “Packard Bill” Strall and Barry met on a Hot Rod Power Tour and their friendship blossomed via the Sunshine State Cougar Club, as the four of them were members at one point. I am a former newsletter editor/designer for the club (was drafted and eventually served an eight year sentence.) : ) =^. .^=

  2. I’ve owned a 68 Cougar since 1978 and I built into a “catvert” as you call it in 1997. Full restoration/ modification done the correct and factory way, with all factory parts, fully documented. Since then it has 3700 miles on it and has never been in the rain, never in a show only seen around local town on the average of once every 3 years. I’m ready to sell it to one of your true enthusiast if they have the funds. The car has been well protected in Florida since 1985. Where do I start with your club before this goes to ebay or bringatrailer.com?

    1. Tom, the best advice I can give you is to thoroughly and completely photo-document the car showing exactly how the conversion was done and be prepared to answer detailed questions about how it was executed. Have all that done and ready to share before posting the car anywhere. There are a lot of poor conversions out there so Cougar people have learned to ask the pointed questions. If you want to offer it within the Cougar world, there are two forum websites that dominate on-line activity. They are http://www.ClassicCougarCommunity.com and
      https://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/forum.php. There is also a Facebook page devoted to the 1967-1968 Cougar.

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