Eliminators on the Market (January 2018)

Projects have made no progress since last month :frowning: Although I did get the carb sent off and restoration is in progress. Family was sick, so Dad was busting his behind around the house keeping things operating as smooth as possible. So I’ve been hunting parts and ordering parts for the remainder of my planned projects. Aaaand 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 January 6th

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


Now at West Coast Classic Cougars!
'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Black interior (originally Blue). Marti Report. In OR, $52k
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
9F91R573612


You Can’t Buy This Car Anywhere… But You May Win It!
'69 Hertz Eliminator raffle is still up in the air. The date has been extended further in order 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. Super Drag-Pak. Competition Yellow / Black Interior. Docs. Mecum Kissimmee, Friday Jan 12th, 2018, Lot F145
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312543/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hemUC0E4jGY
Featured in Muscle Car Review, Aug 2013: http://www.hotrod.com/articles/1970-mercury-cougar/
0F91G541604


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Standard Interior. No docs. Mecum Kissimmee, Friday Jan 12th, 2018, Lot F282.
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312741/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-302-elimnator/
0F91G511368


'69 w/ 351, auto. White, with white interior (currently a white XR-7 interior). Docs. Mecum Kissimmee, Thurs Jan 11th, 2018, Lot T212
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312326/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
*John Skinner recently sold this one. Current owner has it at Mecum Kissimmee.
9F91M584394


'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
October 2004 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines: http://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mus/2004/10/Quick-Cat---1970-Boss-302-Eliminator-Cougar/1280844.html
*The original VIN-stamped engine and transmission from this car have also been found, and are available.
0F91G534085


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Yellow, White Decor Interior. Docs. In MO for $49k
https://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/d/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-302/6450210735.html
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/1970-mercury-cougar/6444642633.html
0F91G510966


'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


'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
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


'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
0F91M523014


'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 $48,995
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


'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/ 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


'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/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/162822915554
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

https://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/6450210735.html

Was just sent this. Looks like the one offered in your listings…

Still available…

'69 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Orange, White interior. Docs. In SD for $22k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1544397065608749/
Contact Ronnie at: 605-730-2588, or by email at nute@midstatesd.net
9F91M583121

You’ve been waiting for it, and finally, here it is!

Now at West Coast Classic Cougars!
'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Black interior (originally Blue). Marti Report. In OR, > $52k
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
9F91R573612

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/183013145031
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19tu-GK8o-Q

And even a “Fantasy Bid” for those of us on a tighter budget :wink:
https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/1969-428-cj-eliminator-fantasy-bid-ebay-auction/8557/1

Relisted…

'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Bright Yellow / White Interior. Project. In PA.
https://reading.craigslist.org/cto/6458022302.html
9F91G582924

*This is the “Not Quite Eliminated” car, as found in 2007: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2007/02/11/not-quite-eliminated/

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Standard Interior. No docs. Mecum Kissimmee, Friday Jan 12th, 2018, Lot F282.
https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0118-312741/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-302-elimnator/
0F91G511368

*0F91G511368 was previously sold at Mecum Kansas City, 2014: https://www.mecum.com/lots/KC1214-199921/

Now on eBay after a no-sale at Mecum Kissimmee…

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Boss-302-Elimnator/332521648989

Knew a guy several years ago with a 351 powered 70 Eliminator. We went back and forth on a price in relation to its condition. We never struck a deal. I recently text him to see if he still had it and he’d sold it a few years ago.

Thought I’d post a few photos.

Rich



Thanks Rich!

That one is 0F91M508425 - Competition Gold, Black Decor Interior, 351C-4V / FMX automatic.
It is with a new owner now, but still resides in Georgia last I heard (in 2015). At that time the owner was resolving rust issues and had the engine purring again.

What do we think about this Cougar:

'69 w/ 390, 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In OH at Mershons for $39.9k
http://www.mershons.com/vehicle-details … c905605228
9F91S580679

I had a chance to buy that Eliminator a year ago for $25k this time last year. All original minus a repaint and I believe rear bumper. Ran strong, sounded good, well maintained. The original owner died just over a year ago, and then ownership was transferred to the gentleman I spoke with about the car. Mershon’s likes to price their cars high, I’ve been there quite a few times since I used to live not too far from there. I don’t know what they paid for it, but I bet there’s a pretty nice markup on it.

I sent this to another fellah that had asked about 9F91S580679…

While I have not actually seen the Mershon’s '69 Eliminator in person, it does look like a fair restoration and would likely make a nice weekend cruiser that you could take to local shows and not be embarrassed by it :slight_smile:

Usually I would expect to see an interior code of 5B - which is the Blue decor interior with high-back bucket seats. I’ve not seen any recorded as 5BA before though. An extra letter or number would indicate a “trim deviation” during assembly at the factory, and is generally something minor, like a different thickness of vinyl material, or different welt thickness on a seat or other component provided by a supplier, and should not be noticable except under close scrutiny. Since the Marti Report shows the same 5BA as the door tag (which appears to be a reproduction), I would think that the car has a legitimate “trim deviation” of some sort. However, for practical purposes, the interior should appear just like any other blue Eliminator interior.

Looking at the pics from Mershons…

  • Fuel door appears to have lost all of its color ~ the crest could use restoration or replacement.
  • In the engine bay, the fender bolts were painted when the car was resprayed. Easily fixed, but not a sign of quality workmanship, IMO.
  • I believe the firewall in the engine bay should be painted black above the pinch-weld, not body color (this was a production change around Apr 22nd, 1969).
  • Front grille does not have the correct Eliminator blackout paint scheme. But some folks like more chrome.
  • Very nice to see the correct 1969 high back bucket seats, with the latch half way up the side.
  • I believe it has the wrong 1969 Cougar 4-speed shift knob and should be brown plastic with simulated wood grain.
  • Looks like it is missing the original / correct exhaust manifold heat shield and snorkel S-tube.
  • Missing Smog equipment, but that is pretty typical.
  • Hood pins were only available from the factory on R-code / CJ cars, but they were an easy dealer or owner add on and don’t really detract from the car.
  • In the door jamb, the door striker plate is painted, along with the door switch and various bolts that should be unpainted. Again, poor workmanship, IMO.
  • Appears to be the correct 1969 Eliminator rear spoiler, but should be verified (should measure approx 31" between the pedestals).
  • Probably reproduction seat covers, which would mean the comfortweave material is not quite the same as original - but looks better than shabby old seat trim.

Pics I have of the car from Jan 2017 indicate that the engine has been repainted since then, as well as a good cleanup done of the engine bay. I also have a pic that shows a small tear in the headliner above the driver’s seat.

Really though, the car presents very well in the pictures. I’m mostly nit-picking to give you an idea of things that I see that could be improved on, or used as a bargaining tool :wink:

A few items that should be inspected closer…

  • Get a good look or good pics of the black camera case dash panels. These are VERY difficult to find a replacement for. Make sure they aren’t just woodgrain XR-7 panels painted black.
  • Do your best to determine if the engine and trans are VIN-stamped and original to the car.

Funny – that’s the price in my head. Would never happen from a dealer, tho.