Eliminators on the Market (January 2024)

Eliminators on the Market (January 2024)

Trying to get an update added before the January auctions come around! Hope you have a happy holiday season - and a great auction season, for those of you who will be participating :slight_smile:

Scammers are using pictures from legitimate listings (old and current) and passing them off as their car that is for sale, at prices well below market value. Always verify the car is real and the VIN is legitimate by checking with the CCOA or Eliminator Registry.
Also be sure to order your own Marti Report. Scammers have been doctoring Marti’s and changing VINs. Marti will not charge you for an invalid VIN.
Never send a deposit without confirming there is actually a real Eliminator associated with the listing.
And as always, remember that if it is too good to be true then it is probably a scam.

Auction results and Eliminators that sold since the last Market List update (price shown is listed price, or hammer price for auction cars)…

9F91M569359 - 1969 w/351, Auto. Comp Orange, Black Interior. Docs. In NC, $59.5k
9F91R565370 - 1969 w/428CJ, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. Mecum Vegas, $54k
9F91R565370 - 1969 w/428CJ, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In IA, via eBay, $60k
9F91M566800 - 1969 w/351, Auto (now 429 / C6). Bright Blue Metallic with Blue interior (now Blue Metallic w/ black interior). Docs. Sullivan Auctions in IL, $36,750
0F91M564057 - 1970 w/351, 3spd (now 390 / 4-speed). Comp Yellow, White interior (now Black Decor). Docs. In TX, via BaT auction for $55.8k
9F91M567566 - 1969 w/351, 4spd. Comp Orange, Black Interior. Project. Docs. In MO for $15k.
9F91M578259 - 1969 w/351, Auto. Comp Orange (originally White), Black Interior (originally Blue). Docs. In Alberta for $26.5k (CAD).
9F91M562515 - 1969 w/351, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In TN for $62k

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.

Many more listings are showing up on Facebook these days. If you need contact info for a listing on Facebook just let me know and I’ll hook you up!

Listings as of December 26th

1970 Eliminator, 428SCJ (3.91 gears), Ram-Air, 4-speed. Dealer installed dual quads.
1 of 3 known to have left the factory painted Black. Black Decor interior. Docs.
*Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Lot# 1069.1


'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Blue, Black Decor Interior. Docs. Mecum Kissimmee, Lot# T274

'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Project. In MI for $8.5k

'69 w/ 428SCJ (3.91 gears), Auto. White with Black Interior. Project. Docs. In OH.
Contact Brian at brian555drivers@outlook.com

"69 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black interior. Project. Docs. In KS for $14.5k

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Green, White Standard Interior. Docs. In UT.
Contact Dave Munson: sonofmun70@gmail.com / 435-619-6001

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Brown Houndstooth Decor Interior. Docs. In KS for $25k

'70 w/ 351C, Auto. Competition Gold, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In TX for $32.5k
Contact Ron at: rjdunn70@yahoo.com

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Blue, White Decor Interior. Docs. In CO, $32.5k
Contact Eric: eric@ejswealth.com or 303-947-5715

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Green, White Standard Interior. Docs. In Australia, $35k US
See more pics and details on the Classic Cougar Community forum, here: Eliminator Downunder

'69 w/ 390 (now 428), Auto. White with Blue Interior. Docs. In RI for $49k

'69 w/ 351, Auto. Bright Yellow, White Interior. Docs. In NM for $49k.

'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Special Paint (RED), Red Decor Interior. Docs. In WA (see listing for details)

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, White Standard Interior. Docs. In AR.
Contact Jeff at jeffandtammyplus2@yahoo.com

'69 w/ 351, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In MI for $62.9k

'69 w/ 351, Auto. Hertz Sunroof Bright Yellow, White Interior. Docs. In CA for $65k.
Contact Martin at: 818-726-1919

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Blue, White Standard Interior. Docs. In IL, $74,995

'69 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In TX.
Contact Tom at 832-527-6969 or Cougararney@yahoo.com
*Former Barry Zortman car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMOXcOfvhuA

'69 w/ 351, Auto (now 4-spd). Competition Orange, Black Interior. Docs. In PA for $75k
Call 717-372-4745

'70 w/ 428CJ, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In OK for $76k.
Call Jack at 918-408-0340

'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In PA for $84.9k

'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In Alberta for $138k
“Jail Cat” article: http://www.hotrod.com/articles/rare-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator-428cj-spent-20-years-paint-jail-way-gorgeous-restoration/

'70 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Competition Blue, Black & White Houndstooth. Docs. In UT for $149.5k.

'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Int. Docs. In MA for $220k

'70 w/ 428SCJ (Ram-Air, 3.91 gears), 4-speed. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In Nelson, BC for $256k
*Restoration Pics Here: http://www.melatiniclassics.com/

'70 w/ 428SCJ (ram-air, 3.91 gears), Auto. Competition Blue, Blue Decor interior (originally Blue Standard). Docs. In PA for $269.9k

Added to the Mecum Kissimmee docket.

'69 w/ 390, Auto (now 428CJ?). Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. Mecum Kissimmee Lot# S80.1


From the Netherlands!

'69 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Black Interior. Project. Docs. In Netherlands for €47.5k


Still available.

'69 w/ 428SCJ (4.30 gears), Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In NY for $100k.


$114k via dealer;

Another one at Gateway…

'69 w/ 351, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic (originally White), Black Interior. Docs. In TX for $89k.


Not my car but came across this on FL craigslist…

1969 cougar eliminator - auto parts - by owner - vehicle automotive sale - craigslist


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Thanks Pat!

As always, if you are considering purchasing an Eliminator do your due diligence.

'69 w/ 390, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Interior. Project. Docs. In FL.

70 Eliminator Barrett Jackson sold 220k that’s with commission. Prices up for big block Eliminators. :+1: :grinning:

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I’m gonna disagree about that. IMO, Eliminator prices are still down / soft - especially when compared to where they were 2 years ago.

Mike this cat was special as far as the paint and options. 3 CJ/SCJ Eliminators advertised currently in 200k range. Like it or not. This auction sale will lift prices. Market will dictate a point in time. But do agree market soft do to less money to go around.

This one was definitely special! …yet it sold for less than the asking price of the other CJ / SCJ Eliminators that are currently listed. As we both know, “advertised” price is not the same thing as “sold for” price. Those other CJ / SCJ Eliminators have been for sale at that price point for a long time.

The high water mark was summer of 2022, when we had 2 comp blue CJ / automatics with older, driver-quality restorations sell for around $150k, as well as other '70’s selling like hot-cakes. A few weeks ago at Mecum Kissimmee we had a freshly-restored, highly optioned CJ / auto Eliminator struggle to bring $120k, and now a 1-of-3 in Black, SCJ / 4-speed “only” brought $200k.

An interesting thing to point out is that one of the comp blue CJ’s that sold for $150k in 2022 is now for sale for $220k. It recently bid to $120k in an online auction.

IMO, that is not an indicator that prices are up for big block Eliminators :-/

Oh, I agree that it will lift PRICES ~ everyone will think their Cougar is worth a million bucks cuz they “saw one just like it at Barrett-Jackson”. The January auctions always increase interest in Eliminators, and we typically see the Market List get whittled down through February as folks shop for E-cats over the next month or so.

But will they be buying up the $200k CJ’s cars, or will they pick up cheaper drivers and project cars instead?

Unlisted, but available via FB.

'70 w/ 351, 4-speed. Competition Blue, White Standard Interior. Project. Docs. In OK for $25k


Tim Lattin has it all cleaned up and listed, at Mainly Musclecars;

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior (with comfortweave seats added). Docs. In WA for $54,950
HERTZ Sunroof Eliminator


Legit car and seller.

'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Project. Docs. In IN for $18.5k

So $18.5k for a VIN basically :wink:

I’d say you’re getting more than just a VIN. It’s not like the unibody is totally roached out.

I was being a bit facetious but without any of the original drive train and basically needing a complete restoration with a ton of expensive parts, it’s difficult to see how you come out ahead even on a very desirable and rare Boss cat like this. But that’s me, who can’t do the body stuff myself.


The Mainly Muscle Cars 70 Sun Roof Eliminator has a new home in the area. The new owner is in the Graner Falls area of Washington state. I may get to see it here and there.

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Back at auction…

'69 w/ 428, Auto (orig 390). Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. Mecum Houston, Apr 6th, Lot# S117


*My big question on this one is: does it actually have a 428 in it, or did they just dress up the 390 that was in it back in 2018 when it was sold previously.

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