my 1968 cougar was an abandoned "light" restoration. the cigarette lighter was one of the problem areas (although mostly "esthetic"): the socket (and some bracket?) was missing, the lighter (lighter element) was in a very bad shape (badly rusted).
first i thought that a quick fix can be done, by saving the lighter element, and replacing the socket with a "modern", generic, simple lighter. but in the end, this approach was not viable (the lighter element was beyond repair) and the result was a low-profile look of a modern, generic, plastic cigarette lighter.
so i decided to replace that altogether with this complete lighter / socket assembly. nice details, good material and finish. fits well into the dash cigarette lighter compartment.