Eliminators on the Market (February 2020)

Hope everyone had a great time in AZ and FL for the auctions ~ or at least had a chance to see them on TV or YouTube :slight_smile:

Auction results and Eliminators that sold last month (price shown is listed price, or hammer price for auction cars)…

0F91M531097 - 1970 351C/5-spd (orig. 3-spd). Comp Blue, White Standard interior. Docs. Mecum Kissimmee - No Sale ($65k bid)
0F91M509793 - 1970 351C/Auto. Competition Green, Houndstooth Interior. Docs. Mecum Kissimmee - No Sale ($85k bid)
9F91S573462 - 1969 390/Auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. Docs. Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale - Lot #499. $28k
9F91S573462 - 1969 390/Auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. Docs. In CA, eBay $30,140.
0F91Q507492 - 1970 428CJ/Auto. Competition Green, Black Standard Interior. Docs. Leake Auction - Lot #603. $63k.
0F91M507739 - 1970 351C/Auto. Pastel Blue, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In Maine for $32k (sale unconfirmed)
0F91M510706 - 1970 351C/4spd (originally 3-speed). Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In AR for $31,495
9F91M565884 - 1969 351W/Auto (now FE/4-speed). Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Rough project. Docs. In IA, $7.2k


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 February 1st

'69 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. RM Sotheby’s Palm Beach auction, Mar 20-21st.
https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl20/palm-beach/lots/r0119-1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator-428-cobra-jet/850073
*Previously featured: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/high-performance-cat-1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
AACA Senior National winner 2007, Cougar Club of America National winner 2003.
9F91R567026


'70 w/ 351, Auto. HERTZ Sunroof Eliminator Competition Blue, White Standard Interior. Docs. In OH, $43.9k
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/164045775837
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1970/mercury/cougar/101235024
Link to additional pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZYK2uKRgiqvTyoJF6
0F91M537532


'70 w/ 351, 4-speed (orig. Auto). Competition Orange, Black Standard Interior. Docs. Left-Hand Drive! In Brisbane, QLD, Australia for $45,750
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/937766826608802/
0F91M556980


'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior (now Black). Docs. In CO for $90k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/2643606032354508/
Or email Robert at: rjburkey@gmail.com
9F91G572299


'69 w/ 351, 3-speed. Competition Orange, Black Interior. Docs. In CA for $37.5k
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/sacramento-mercury-cougar-eliminator/7059415135.html
9F91M567766


'70 w/ 351, 4-speed (originally 3-speed). Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In TX for $37,999
https://www.classiccarliquidators.com/vehicles/3103/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
^New seller. Was previously at Joy Rides of AR for $31,495
0F91M510706


'69 w/ 428SCJ (ram-air, 4.30 rear axle ratio), Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In NY for $150k
https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/atq/d/lowville-1969-cougar-eliminator/7052170431.html
9F91R569467


'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Project. Docs. In VA / DC area for $20k
https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/1969-cougar-eliminator-390-automatic/11437/1
YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU1tu-_SUl8
9F91S571508


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, B&W Houndstooth interior. Project. Docs. In CA, price reduced: $7k
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/409645279710419/
^Marked as sold but the car IS actually still available.
0F91M516018


'69 w/ 351, Auto. Bright Yellow, White Interior. Project! In KY for $2.5k
Contact Charles at 5025432131 or email: cebled@windstream.net
9F91M580691


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Yellow, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In IL for $65k
https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1271316/1970-mercury-cougar-for-sale-in-waterloo-illinois-62298
0F91G546169


'70 w/ 351, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green, Black Decor Interior (originally Houndstooth). Docs. In TX for $36.5k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/2437830589598721/
Ph: 3614552398 / email: Darrell.nordeen@gmail.com
0F91M515205


'69 w/ 428SCJ (3.91 rear axle), 4-speed. Competition Orange (now Black), Black Interior. Docs. In Ontario, price reduced: $89.9k
https://www.cars-on-line.com/gen3-cars/col1/posting/99620
9F91Q573662


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Houndstooth Interior. Docs. In WI, price reduced again: $63.9k
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercury/cougar/2294058.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwHzUzbcXA
0F91M524419


'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black interior. Project. Docs. In MA for $17.5k
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2129056503851802/
9F91S562095


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


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In NY, price reduced: $79,950
http://www.fourmsales.com/web/1337/vehicle/2306282/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/790502118/overview/
0F91M517678


'69 w/ 428CJ, 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In CA. $89,990
https://corvettemike.com/used-corvettes-for-sale/1969-blue-mercury-cougar-eliminator-hardtop/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iZyAOl_ViE
9F91Q563716


'70 w/ 428CJ, 4-speed. Competition Blue, White Decor interior (with black inserts added). Docs. In VA for $129.9k
https://www.rkmotors.com/vehicles/3451/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/223888205868
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jtGi3955ag
Previous sale, May 2019 for $85,250: https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-371551/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
0F91Q528269


'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In NC for $119.9k
https://www.rkmotors.com/vehicles/3450/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/223889674992
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NL9TF52SJA
Previous sale, May 2019 for $70k: https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-371498/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
9F91R570868


'70 w/ 428CJ (*Ram-Air added), Auto. Competition Green, Black Houndstooth Interior. Docs. In NC for $95.5k
https://www.facebook.com/brian.whittington.5/posts/2150555415055648
Previously at: https://www.gaaclassiccars.com/vehicles/28093/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
Some history here: https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/eliminators-on-the-market-may-2019/10697/1
0F91Q510719


'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
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Boss-302-Elimnator/233455712015
Previously at Mecum Kissimmee Jan2018: 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


'70 w/ 351C, 5-spd (orig. 3-spd). Comp Blue, White Standard interior (+ Decor door panels). Docs. In FL, $84.5k
https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/FTL/985/1970-Mercury-Cougar
*Some previous discussion here: https://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta
0F91M531097


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Green, Houndstooth Interior. Docs. In FL, $112.5k
https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/FTL/984/1970-Mercury-Cougar
*Some previous discussion here: https://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta
0F91M509793

Changing hands again…

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Project. Docs. In PA for $5.5k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/2693993690649075/
0F91M523014

Now on Bring a Trailer…

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-mercury-cougar-7/

'69 w/ 428CJ, 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In CA. $89,990
https://corvettemike.com/used-corvettes-for-sale/1969-blue-mercury-cougar-eliminator-hardtop/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iZyAOl_ViE
9F91Q563716

Anybody have any history on this '69 Q code on Bring A Trailer?

Just what I posted in the comments on BAT…

I first saw 9F91Q563716 listed for sale out of Florida back in 2010 for $57.5k (an aggressive price for that time). It had 97,595 miles on it then.
It next showed up in 2016 on Craigslist, by the same seller in Florida, this time for $49k.
An acquaintance of mine who was shopping for an E-cat at the time looked this one over.
CorvetteMike has had the car since Sept 2019 or so, at $89,990 on their website (although I don’t see a price currently listed there).

From the pics, it looks like the front torque boxes have been repaired / replaced. IMO, that would warrant a thorough look at the rest of the sheet metal, if you care about those details.

As for the rarity…
Of the 4 similar cars that the Marti Statistics indicate were built in this basic configuration (1969 Eliminator / Q-code 428CJ / 4-speed trans / Bright Blue Metallic / Blue Trim), only 2 of them are currently accounted for. 1 of them is this car, 9F91Q563716.

Here is another one that popped up https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercury/cougar/2375797.html?refer=saturday&utm_source=saturday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-02-15

That was Cathy Kirby’s car, 0F91G508426.

Previously offered through WCCC…
https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/1970-eliminator-boss-302-4-speed-comp-orange/7370/1

Must have sold quick, the Hemmings ad is gone now!

'69 w/ 351, Auto. Bright Yellow, White Interior. Project! In KY for $2.5k
Contact Charles at 5025432131 or email: > cebled@windstream.net
9F91M580691

Now listed on Facebook Marketplace for $1.1k

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/529753324324850

Alleged to be 1970 428 SCJ 4 speed on ebay right now
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233502514921

It’s real. Restored by KTL back in 2009 or so, this is a factory 4.30 car too. This is the unicorn folks keep looking for, so if you want one, now is your chance. Price seems quite reasonable, IMO.

'70 w/ 428SCJ (Ram-Air) / 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In IA, on eBay, and dealers site for $110k
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233502514921
https://ronstoybox.com/1970-mercury-cougar-428scj-bettendorf/davenport-iowa-52722/6764767
0F91Q512580

Mike Herring “might” have some previous knowledge of this one?