Eliminators on the Market (December 2017)

Projects are coming along slowly but surely! Motor & trans mounts done. PS ram seals done. Carb ready to send off for restoration. Turn signal switch replacement in progress. Heater core, dash relamp and 8-track resto in the queue. And busy compiling Eliminator data, as always :slight_smile:

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/
You don’t need to have a Facebook account or be a group member to browse!

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 December 5th

John Benoit’s immaculately restored '70 Eliminator
'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Blue, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In WA for $135k
http://www.cascadeclassics.com/completed-restorations/1970-cougar-eliminator-428cj/
It was also previously a Ride of the Month winner, in December 2012;
http://www.classiccougarcommunity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1927
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Now at West Coast Classic Cougars!
'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Black interior (originally Blue). Marti Report. In OR, $60k-range
https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/eliminators-on-the-market-sept-2017/8063/1
https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/eliminators-on-the-market-sept-2017/8063/1
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You Can’t Buy This Car Anywhere… But You May Win It!
'69 Hertz Eliminator raffle is still up in the air. I’ve not had a recent update, but I believe they are still selling tickets.
http://www.socalcougarclub.com/events/comingevents/raffle-ticket.html
'69 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, black interior. Sunroof! Marti Report. Runs and drives but needs restored.
http://www.socalcougarclub.com/events/comingevents/online-raffle-ticket-purchase.html
Previous Pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14716856@N06/sets/72157665448200883/
1 of 101 Sunroof Eliminators built for Hertz in 1969!
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'69 w/ 351, Auto. White with Blue interior. Docs. In Norway for KR 300,000 (about $36.8k USD)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/usforddeler/permalink/2132429743651374/
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'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In PA for $40k.
https://www.facebook.com/richard.louder.52/posts/1559664247416964
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'69 w/ 390, 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In OH at Mershons for $39.9k
http://www.mershons.com/vehicle-details/1969-mercury-cougar-coupe-2878997d45c44c11af80d6c905605228
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'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Super Drag-Pak. Competition Yellow / Black Interior. Docs. Mecum Kissimmee, Jan 2018, Lot R228
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312543/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
Featured in Muscle Car Review, Aug 2013: http://www.hotrod.com/articles/1970-mercury-cougar/
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'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. In FL for $48,995
https://www.justtoysclassiccars.com/vehicles/444/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator
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'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In IN for $65k.
http://www.rayskillmanclassiccars.com/Used-1969-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-Greenwoood-IN/vd/47168899
*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
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'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
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'69 w/ 351, auto. White, with white interior (currently a white XR-7 interior). Docs. In SC for $20k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/110646368959418/permalink/1482382135119161/?sale_post_id=1482382135119161
More pics and details here: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?106890-1969-Cougar-eliminator-for-sale-South-Carolina-Asking-28k-ps-tilt-disc-non-ac-at-351
*Contact John Skinner at 8436701602 (text is best), or email jskinner1@msn.com
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'69 w/ 351, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Interior. Docs. In RI for $25k
https://providence.craigslist.org/cto/d/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6361713905.html
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'70 w/ 428CJ (ram-air), Auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In Utah for $86.5k
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1970/mercury/cougar/100884249
Contact Mike at: cougman427@gmail.com
Also seen here: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2014/10/24/hemmings-finds-of-the-day-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminators/
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'70 w/ 428cj (ram-air), Auto. Competition blue, Houndstooth interior. Numbers matching. Marti report. In Utah.
Contact Mike at: cougman427@gmail.com
Also seen here: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2014/10/24/hemmings-finds-of-the-day-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminators/
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'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic / Blue Interior. Docs. $43,998 at Volo Autos in IL.
https://www.volocars.com/auto-sales/vehicles/14317/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator
http://www.ebay.com/itm/172891738872
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'69 w/ 390, auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. In MA for $17.5k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mercury.Cougar.1969.1970/permalink/1502869313115952/
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'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In WA for $30k.
https://classiccougarcommunity.com/cccgallery/visitor.php?a=343
Contact Dennis Neilson at boss.neilson@hotmail.com or 360-520-2466
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'69 w/ 351W, Auto. Blue Metallic, White Interior (refinished). One Family car, with Marti Report. In KS, $25k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1441043192610804/
Contact Randy Kittelson: 620-218-9440 (cell), or via email at Oldgas54@yahoo.com
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'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Original window sticker. In TN, for $70k.
Contact David & Reeda Lloyd at 423-569-2838, or by email at ReedaLloyd@icloud.com
*This car was featured in Hi-Performance Cars magazine in 1982, and has changed very little since then! It has been carefully stored and tended to by the 7th owner for the last 26 years, accumulating only 2000 miles during his ownership.
Pictures can be seen here (including the Magazine article): http://imgur.com/a/gUpDN
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'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Orange, black standard interior (originally Houndstooth!). Marti and Buildsheets. In VA for $82k
Contact Olaf at olaf.herrick@comcast.net
Evenings after 7pm 540 538 6302
Featured in Legendary Cougar Magazine: http://legendarycougar.bctpublishing.com/viewer/viewer.php?path=vol_2/iss_4&page=15&preview=1
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'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. In TN, for $95k.
https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/1970-eliminator-boss-302-4-speed-comp-orange/7370/1
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'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green with black decor interior (originally Houndstooth interior!). Marti Report. In TX for $40k.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1257738410941284/
Restoration pics here: https://www.facebook.com/darrell.nordeen/media_set?set=a.140794280446.231887.756995446&type=3
If you are interested, contact Darrell Nordeen: 3614552398, or email Darrell.nordeen@gmail.com
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'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/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/162725261448
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZlBHwX7QTM
Previous owner walk-around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08
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'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (originally 3-speed). Competition Blue, white standard interior. In FL for $65k
Little C’s Custom - Port Orange, FL ・ (573)-754-0371
http://www.littleccustoms.com/index.php?carsforsale#
Other discussions: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta
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'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Green, Houndstooth Decor Interior. In FL for $115k!
http://www.littleccustoms.com/index.php?carsforsale#
Other discussions: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta
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Coming to auction…

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Standard Interior. No docs. Mecum Kissimmee Jan 2018, Lot F282.
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312741/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-302-elimnator/

Relisted…

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In OH for $25k
https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6418102733.html
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'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Rough, but numbers matching. Includes 3 parts cars. In KS for $8k
https://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/d/1969-cougar-eliminator-390/6420540248.html
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1512230895492033/
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Video now available…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hemUC0E4jGY

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Super Drag-Pak. Competition Yellow / Black Interior. Docs. Mecum Kissimmee, Jan 2018, Lot R228
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312543/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-302-eliminator/
Featured in Muscle Car Review, Aug 2013: > http://www.hotrod.com/articles/1970-mercury-cougar/
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Mike, I texted John Skinner regarding his Eliminator and he told me that it is sold:

'69 w/ 351, auto. White, with white interior (currently a white XR-7 interior). Docs. In SC for $20k
*Contact John Skinner at 8436701602 (text is best), or email jskinner1@msn.com
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Thanks Michael! Good to know! I knew he was taking it down to the Daytona Turkey thing. He probably found a buyer there.

New price on this one;

'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In PA for > $35.9k> .
https://www.facebook.com/richard.louder.52/posts/1559664247416964
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Lots of “incorrectness” in the listing…

'70 Eliminator w/ 351C, 4-speed. Competition Yellow, Black Decor Interior. No Docs. In TX, starting bid of $5.5k
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/292378187258
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*NOTE: This is not a factory Hertz Sunroof car. The hole cut appears completely wrong, and the VIN falls well outside the range of 1970 Hertz Elimiminators. It is also not a factory ram-air car, as no 351’s received ram-air from the factory.
Notice the notched shock towers. Interesting that the seller says “the reinforced shock towers… look to be original.” Well, definitely the originals with the VIN stamps in the top, but certainly heavily modified!

There is the Eliminator and a 1970 XR7 parts car.

Yeah, seller didn’t even mention whether or not it is included in the auction :-/

Coming to auction…

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Yellow, Black Decor Interior. Docs. Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Lot #1040.2
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-MERCURY-COUGAR-ELIMINATOR-212533
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*The original engine / trans was pulled by a previous owner of the Eliminator back in 1978/79, when he was planning to use them for restoration of his Boss 302 Mustang. The Eliminator was then sold with a 351C/FMX drivetrain to a fellah who refurbished the car, painting it Competition Blue. He also tracked down Boss parts (from a Boss Mustang!) and took his Cat to many track events over the years, like Pocono and Watkins Glen. Around 1995 it was sold to another owner who also raced it. After that it went to Sonny Morgan, who had the car restored to original specs. Afterwards it was featured in the October 2004 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines: http://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mus/2004/10/Quick-Cat---1970-Boss-302-Eliminator-Cougar/1280844.html

That original drivetrain? Well, it never did find its way into a Mustang, and it has been sitting in the early owner’s shop for the last 40 years or so.
The original VIN-stamped engine and transmission for this car turned up in Aug2017, but I was not able to track down the current owner of the car at that time. However, I have sent a message to Barrett-Jackson asking to make contact with the owner. Hopefully this one will again be made “numbers matching” in the near future!

Rough one…

'69 w/ 351, 4-speed. White? with Black interior. No docs. In MI for $8.5k
https://www.johnsclassiccougars.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Car4sale-69
*no VIN yet