Eliminators on the Market (August 2018)

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer! Getting set for the trip up to the Cascade Cougar Club PROWL in a few weeks. ~ August 19th at Griot’s Garage in Tacoma! http://www.cascadecougarclub.com/Prowlinfo/prowlinfo.html

As always, if you know of an Eliminator for sale or are looking for an Eliminator, please feel free to post here, or contact me. I’ll do my best to help you find the Eliminator you are looking for, or help find a new home for your Eliminator, if possible. Send me a PM or email me directly at: EliminatorSearch@CougarClub.org

Also, be sure to check out the Eliminator Owners and Enthusiast group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/

Don’t be shy about commenting or asking about a car in the list. Folks here are always happy to help answer questions or concerns.

Listings as of August 5th

'70 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Competition Green, Black Houndstooth Interior. Consigned for Waxahatchie, TX auction, Oct 6th. Lot: WAX18-003
https://www.dankruseclassics.com/vehicles/12169/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
0F91Q510719


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In NY for $59.5k
https://www.oldride.com/classic_cars/247306.html#1
*This one has been listed for sale off and on for a LONG time. Do your homework if you are considering this one.
0F91G517011


'70 w/ 351, 4-speed (originally 3-speed). Competition Blue, White Standard Interior (now a mix of Standard & Decor items). Docs. In RI for $65k.
https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1095754/1970-mercury-cougar-for-sale-in-pawtucket-rhode-island-02860
*Former Lingenfelter Collection car.
0F91M531097


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Standard Interior. Docs. $50,995
https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1120770/1970-mercury-cougar-for-sale-in-cadillac-michigan-49601
*Believe this is a 3rd party seller. Do your due dilligence on this one. Start by googling the VIN…
0F91G523316


'69 w/ 351, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Interior. Docs. In RI for $30k / best reasonable offer.
https://providence.craigslist.org/cto/d/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6630309090.html
9F91M580379


'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. In FL for $31,995
https://www.justtoysclassiccars.com/vehicles/444/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator
9F91S563339


'69 w/ 351, auto (now a 390, 4-speed). Blue Metallic, blue interior. Marti Report. In IA for $8.5k
https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/d/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6630713600.html
https://www.cars-on-line.com/gen3-cars/col1/posting/92961
*You may recall this was the “Garage Sale” Eliminator from last October, with an ask of around $3k.
Much history and info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1450293201685803/
Previously owned by Bill Veach (former CCOA Treasurer) in 1981.
9F91M565884


'69 w/ 351, auto. White with white interior (currently a white XR-7 interior). Docs. In OH, on eBay for $45,995 or “Offer”.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/222972734044
https://www.cruisinclassicsinc.com/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator-c-629.htm
9F91M584394


'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (close-ratio). Competition Orange, Black Interior. Marti Report. In PA for $59.9k
http://www.burkholders.com/for-sale/22480000/mercury/18-104/
Carlisle Auction consignment: http://www.carlisleauctions.com/view-consignment-detail.aspx?ConsignmentID=7713
Previously on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/123034911574
Previously sold Mecum Indy, May 2017 for $44k (hammer price)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ3j7RIwPSs
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0517-282605/1969-mercury-cougar-boss-302-eliminator/
9F91G569899


'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In Milo, Alberta, Canada for $130k (firm).
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercury/cougar/2073624.html
*This is the “Jail Cat” Eliminator recently featured in Muscle Car Review: http://www.hotrod.com/articles/rare-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator-428cj-spent-20-years-paint-jail-way-gorgeous-restoration/
Video from MCACN 2015, here: https://youtu.be/hH9NClEqfWQ
0F91Q509995


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In IA for $99,995k!
http://www.ronstoybox.com/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Boss-302-Elimnator-Iowa-52722/6362941
eBay listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cougar-Boss-302-Elimnator/332743917887
Previously at Mecum Kissimmee Jan2018, where it bid to $70k (reserve not met) https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312741/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-302-elimnator/
Some discussion on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1639207552794366/
0F91G511368


'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In IN for $65k.
http://www.rayskillmanclassiccars.com/used/Mercury/1969-Mercury-Cougar-13a3152a0a0e0ae977f4dc22b33c161f.htm
*Original VIN-stamped engine block has been found by a seperate seller. Dealer declined to purchase it.
Engine details can be found here: http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=76152.0
More info / details here: https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/location-east-coast-nos-and-used-cougar-parts/67/1
9F91G582888


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Houndstooth Interior. Highly documented, highly optioned. Restored in 2015. In NY for $54,995.
http://www.webeautos.com/detail-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator-used-16820857.html
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwHzUzbcXA
0F91M524419


'69 w/ 351, 4-speed. White, Black interior. Marti Report. In MI for $8.5k
https://www.johnsclassiccougars.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Car4sale-69
9F91M567396


'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In MI for $69.9k
http://inventory.vanguardmotorsales.com/vehicles/2616/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/382529115052
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZlBHwX7QTM
Previous owner walk-around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08
0F91M530662


'70 w/ 351C-4V, 4-Speed (originally a 3-speed car). Competition Gold, Black Standard interior. In FL for $45k.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Built-Not-Bought-Customs-1505264636260960/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1602083376579085
Contact Built Not Bought Customs in Florida.
https://www.facebook.com/Built-Not-Bought-Customs-1505264636260960/
0F91M517294

Great list. Wish I had the funds to fix up that rusted blue 69 in Des Moines.

That Waxahatchie auction is in the neighborhood. May try to get the LSCC group down to cheer it on. Looks like a great car.

Legit eliminator?

https://www.oldcaronline.com/1969-Mercury-Cougar%20Eliminator-ERSKINE-Minnesota-for-sale-ID851852.htm

Legit eliminator?

Looks like it - camera case dash, warning light block off plate, comfort weave highback seats, and it looks like a 69 rear spoiler.
Mike

That looks like a sweet deal! When was the last time you saw a mostly solid, “driver” condition Eliminator for under $20k? Been a few years now.
I bet this one is sold by the end of the week, if not sooner.

BTW - it is in the Eliminator Registry as a legit car.

M.

Back on the market…

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-Speed. Competition Orange, Houndstooth Interior. Docs. In WA, on eBay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Cougar-BOSS-302-4-Speed-Rare-Trans-Am-Mercury/173461704257
0F91G526453

*Note that this one has had the staggered rear shock brace cut out and the trunk floor subsequently patched.

Here’s one that recently popped up for sale here in Arkansas:

https://fortsmith.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6670886850.html

Yellow, black standard interior, M code car. Described as having a 4-speed, but the pictures show a 3-speed shift knob.

First digit of listed VIN (QF91M510706) is obviously wrong.

No undercarriage pics, but appears to be in very nice shape from what can be seen. Needs a few small things to be 100%.

Asking $37,999.00

Thanks Jay!

0F91M510706 has been kicked around between dealers and auctions quite a bit the last few years…

2009 Jan - eBay - Buy Now $16.1k
*Car appeared to be in very clean, nice condition at this time.

2016 Oct - Mecum Chicago - listed as sold for $21k

2016 Nov - Mecum Dallas - listed with same pics and description as Chicago auction. Recorded as sold for $19k.

2016 Dec - shows up in listings by Streetside Classics, priced starting at $39,995.

*Advertising was pushed heavily by Streetside Classics for the next YEAR, with multiple listings on eBay. Streetside did appear to do some detailing and cleanup / sorting in the engine bay, but they refer to it as “freshly restored”… >.>

Listing price drops steadily over the next year

2017 Nov - listed as SOLD for $33,995 on Streetside Classics website.

2017 Nov - Shows up on Joy Rides of AR website for $37,999 with pics dated May 2016…
http://joyridesofar.com/2017/11/07/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
*Perhaps they were the original dealer that sent the car to the Mecum auctions? Possibly also working with Streetside Classics to sell the car?

2018 Aug - Shows up on Arkansas CraigsList for $37,999.
https://fortsmith.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6670886850.html
*Note the familiar looking RV and Boat in the background, as well as the lead pic of the car from the Streetside showroom.

Anyhow, it is a legit Eliminator. Low options, originally a 3-speed car ~ it has been listed previously as a 4-speed. Based on the CraigsList pic, I’m not sure what is currently in it >.<

Thanks for all that history, Michael. Looks like the center console was only option, aside from the required Eliminator equipment. If I were to pick just one option, I’d probably have picked disc brakes, or tinted glass or something with a little more functionality than a center console, but that’s just me. One of the things I like about cars of the era is how much latitude there was to option a vehicle however the buyer saw fit. Its fun to get in the head of the original purchaser based upon options chosen, and try to guess what they were thinking.
Anyhow, just based based on the online pics and description, I’d say the buyer who got the car for $19K in November of 2016 got a good deal. Shame it wasn’t someone who could enjoy the car for what it is, rather than a dealer trying to double their money. Not that there isn’t a place for dealers in the hobby, obviously. But its hard to see how sitting on a car for an extended period, due to a price that is clearly well above the current market, serves anyone’s interests.

All together again!

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (Super Drag Pak). Competition Gold, Black interior. Docs. Numbers matching. Russo & Steele Monterey auction Aug 25th, Lot#633.
https://russoandsteele.com/vehicle-details/?show_vehicle=171970&current_index=0&total_results=2&tsauction_id=199&=&caryear=0&caryearto=0&search_text=Cougar&page=featured&showpage=1
0F91G544281

'69 w/ 428, C6 (originally 351W / FMX). Blue Metallic, Black Interior (originally Blue Interior). Docs. In WA for $45k.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/d/1969-cougar-eliminator-real/6681254908.html
https://www.ebay.com/itm/302859476323
9F91M572734

*This one sold at Mecum Portland in June for $27k
https://youtu.be/bYxcRRSVabg?t=23501

And it is back again. I guess the $8800 sale did not go through. Or it was just a sham bid. This car has been relisted on ebay. Now up to $5200.

Randy Goodling
CCOA #95

Thanks Randy!


Mike,

An individual recently asked me how fast are Eliminators selling these days. Do you have statistics from your list on how long a car has been for sale? Or an average time? I’ve seen on Cars-on-line some that have been there maybe a year.

Thanks
Jim

Did this sell on the 25th? If so anyone know for how much? I can’t seem to get the website to tell my anything beyond the original listing.

Thanks.

It doesn’t show a price on the Eliminator in the results so I assume it didn’t sell.
The Road course 67 Cougar that Vintage Mustangs owned sold for $38,500 which I think is good money for it.

Boss Elim went to 100K. No sale

Ended at $5200 reserve not met. It has been relisted on ebay again.

Randy Goodling
CCOA #95

I think Mike and Tim may have a hard time selling this one…