Eliminators on the Market (February 2018)

Restored carb is on its way back! Other projects are moving along steadily now. Spring is coming!

Lets review last month’s Auction cars…

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Super Drag-Pak. Competition Yellow / Black Interior. 0F91G541604
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312543/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
*$110k hamer price.

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Standard Interior. 0F91G511368
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312741/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-302-elimnator/
*Bid to $70k, reserve not met.

'69 w/ 351, auto. White, with white XR-7 interior. 9F91M584394
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312326/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
*$28k hammer price.

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Yellow, Black Decor Interior. 0F91G534085
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-MERCURY-COUGAR-ELIMINATOR-212533
*$100k hammer price.


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 February 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
0F91Q508184


You Can’t Buy This Car Anywhere… But You May Win It!
'69 Hertz Eliminator raffle tickets are still available! The date has been extended to try and sell enough tickets to meet their goals.
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!
9F91M559662


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In IA for $108,995k!
http://www.ronstoybox.com/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Boss-302-Elimnator-Iowa-52722/6362941
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/
Recent eBay listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Boss-302-Elimnator/332521648989
0F91G511368


'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Bright Yellow / White Interior. Project. In PA.
https://reading.craigslist.org/cto/d/classic-cougars-bosscj/6458022302.html
*This is the “Not Quite Eliminated” car, as found in 2007: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2007/02/11/not-quite-eliminated/
9F91G582924


'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
0F91G508009


'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
0F91G508426


'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


'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/
9F91M568294


'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In PA for $35.9k
https://www.facebook.com/richard.louder.52/posts/1559664247416964
9F91M576681


'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
9F91S580679


'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. In FL for $46,995
https://www.justtoysclassiccars.com/vehicles/444/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator
9F91S563339


'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


'70 w/ 428CJ (ram-air), Auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In Utah for $86.5k
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/
0F91Q530651

'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/
0F91Q532750


'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
9F91R577337


'69 w/ 390, auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. In MA for $17.5k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mercury.Cougar.1969.1970/permalink/1502869313115952/
9F91S562095


'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Rough, but numbers matching. Includes 3 parts cars. In KS for $8k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1512230895492033/
9F91S562345


'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
0F91M562945


'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
9F91M580884


'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
0F91G568186


'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
0F91M515205


'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/382349554515
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZlBHwX7QTM
Previous owner walk-around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08
0F91M530662


'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
0F91M531097


'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
0F91M531511

Saw this one today on Hemmings, 70 Competition Orange 428 CJ, C6, 3.50 Rear End, 41500 miles. $140,000

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercury/cougar/2073624.html

Thanks for the tip! I thought I felt a disturbance in the force… LOL!

That is Gordon Nelson’s Eliminator, which was 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/

I have seen this car in person when it was in Regina SK for the Majestics Car show back in 2016. The quality of the restoration is very high and there are no obvious problems in terms of parts used.

It was also on “My Car Story” when it was at MCACN back in 2015.
https://youtu.be/hH9NClEqfWQ

Relisted…

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Gold, Black Decor Interior. Project. On eBay in CA.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/132514888749
0F91M510481

*Original drivetrain and other parts are being offered seperately for more money. Why not bundle it all together and just ask a bit more, like $2.5k starting bid?

In the first part of the listing the engine and trans are $1500 and then later on in the listing he wants $2000 for them. Plus another $1000 for the rear, $800 for the disc brakes and $600 for the power steering. Those numbers seem way out of line to me. Either that or I sell parts too cheap.

Randy Goodling
CCOA #95

Well, the “351 BIG BLOCK” is definitely worth more money than a regular 'ole 351.

I was thinking the same thing! Also, if the auction pics show the 9" rear end in the car, how can you ask extra money for that??

https://www.cars-on-line.com/gen3-cars/col1/posting/92961
Here is another one that popped up.

SIGH …I was hoping the next time we saw this one it would be stripped down and on a rotisserie. But no :frowning:

'69 w/ 351, auto (now a 390, 4-speed). Blue Metallic, blue interior. Marti Report. In IA for $9.5k

9F91M565884

This one failed to sell in 2016 for $5k. You may recall this was the “Garage Sale” Eliminator from last October, with an ask of around $3k, and we discovered several previous owners in the Eliminator Group on FB (Kenny Bailey, Randy Ballard)! Karl Wollerman’s inspection revealed significant rust, and a 390 engine.

This was also previously owned by Bill Veach (former CCOA Treasurer) in 1981.
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