Used hood latch for a 1970 Mercury Cougar, it will fit the 1969 too. Starting in 1969 until 1970, Mercury had three different hood latches. This 1970 version has the longest handle, and is the easiest to operate. Those early 1969 latches are a two finger operation for those of us with large hands. The part shipped will likely not be as clean as the one in the picture.
Replaces Ford part number D0WY-16700-B.