Eliminators on the Market (June 2020)

Missing the car shows, but been having fun working on the Eliminator! Rear end is all painted and ready to go back together. Good thing too, I really miss driving it! Hope you are all staying safe and healthy.

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

9F91R577934 - 1969 428CJ/Auto. Competition Orange, Black Interior. Docs. In WA, $47.5k
9F91R570868 - 1969 428CJ/Auto. Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In NC, $56.5k
0F91G546169 - 1970 Boss 302/4-speed. Competition Yellow, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In IL, $61.5k
9F91S563184 - 1969 390/Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In OH, $12.5k


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 June 6th

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (close-ratio). Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In MA for $129.9k
http://msclassiccarsllc.com/VehicleDetails.aspx?vid=762
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri1OX1DdAgc
0F91G508426


'70 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In UT, $66,428
https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1231290/1970-mercury-cougar-for-sale-in-west-jordan-utah-84084
Video walk-around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJkWTmLRtMs
2014 Hemmings Find of the Day: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/10/24/hemmings-finds-of-the-day-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminators/
0F91Q530651


'69 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. Mecum Indy, July 2020, Lot# R343
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414772/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
Also available in NJ for $105k: https://musclegarage.com/car/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator-for-sale-104995/
Previously at RM Sothebys for $69.3k: https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl20/palm-beach/lots/r0119-1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator-428-cobra-jet/850073
Hemmings feature car: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/high-performance-cat-1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
AACA Senior National First prize in 2006, Cougar Club of America National winner 2003.
9F91R567026


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, B&W Houndstooth interior. Project. Docs. In CA, $7k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/2762983007083476/
Pictures here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1j_-c2OJtQhzIUcRLrDPhrAwOG51qSjSD
Contact Norm: 3673racer@verizon.net or 909 801 9995
0F91M516018


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Yellow, White Decor Interior. Docs. In TX, $65k
https://www.cars-on-line.com/gen3-cars/col1/posting/102048
0F91G510966


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Blue, Black Decor Interior. Seller won’t disclose docs. Mecum Indy July, Lot# R336
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414765/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-302-eliminator/
*VIN Unconfirmed


'70 w/ 428SCJ (3.91 axle, Ram-Air), Auto. Competition Blue, Blue Decor Interior (originally Blue Standard). Docs. Mecum Indy, June, Lot# R432
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-415056/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSTl_tTz_Wo
0F91Q537975


'70 w/ 428SCJ (Ram-Air) / 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In IA, on eBay, and dealers site for $110.9k
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-428SCJ/233611061402
https://ronstoybox.com/1970-mercury-cougar-428scj-bettendorf/davenport-iowa-52722/6764767
0F91Q512580


'69 w/ 390, 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In OK for $43.5k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1408181099421018/permalink/2466818710223913/
Call or text 405-762-8zerozero9
9F91S580679


'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In TX for $42.9k
https://www.autocollectorsgarage.com/listing/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
Jan 2020 Barrett-Jackson ($28k): https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1969-MERCURY-COUGAR-ELIMINATOR-236217
Feb 2020 EG Auctions ($38.5k): http://eg-auctions.ebizautos.com/detail-1969-mercury-cougar-no_reserve-used-19764565.html
9F91S573462


'70 w/ 351, Auto. HERTZ Sunroof Eliminator Competition Blue, White Standard Interior. Docs. GAA Auctions in NC, July 2020, Lot# FR0220
https://www.gaaclassiccars.com/vehicles/30056/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
Previous eBay listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/164175396793
Link to additional pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZYK2uKRgiqvTyoJF6
0F91M537532


'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


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Houndstooth Interior. Docs. In WI, $59k
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercury/cougar/2294058.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwHzUzbcXA
Contact Andrew: 70sidewinder@gmail.com ~tell him Mike B. sent ya :wink:
0F91M524419


'70 w/ 351, 4-speed (originally 3-speed). Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In TX, $34,999
https://www.classiccarliquidators.com/vehicles/3103/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/373076012320
0F91M510706


'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


'69 w/ 428SCJ (3.91 rear axle), 4-speed. Competition Orange (now Black), Black Interior. Docs. In Ontario, price reduced; $84.9k
https://www.cars-on-line.com/gen3-cars/col1/posting/99620
9F91Q573662


'69 w/ 390, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black interior. Project. Docs. In MA, $14.5k
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, $79.5k
http://www.fourmsales.com/web/1337/vehicle/2306282/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator
0F91M517678


'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/333617651378
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, $83.5k
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


'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

It baffles me how some sellers (dealers), think they can buy a car that has been for sale for a while, year or more in some cases, then add $30K or sometimes more to the previous price let alone what they paid for it and expect it to sell. I guess their marketing skills are that much better… Oh wait some of these cars have ended up selling for less than they sold previously. I realize they are looking for someone with more money than knowledge of the cars, but it doesn’t seem like the smartest business model other than the ego side of look what I have. Seems to be a fair amount of this going on in the Eliminator market. I am sure it is in others too.

I agree, and I’ve often wondered that too. I think what happens is they aren’t really aware of the Eliminators that are on the market, and just how long some of them have been for sale. They see one come up at auction and think they can make a killing on this rare car.

I could see adding a premium for their time and effort, but sometimes their idea of “premium” is just nuts. I could also understand if they actually put some effort into improving the car somehow, but most of them don’t. Jeez, look at that yellow 351 in Texas ~ been through 3 different dealers now and none of them could pop for $2 window crank decals? Come on…

Back on the market…

'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Docs. Project. In OH for $12.5k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mercury.Cougar.1969.1970/permalink/3067695926633275/
Mervin Senters, Jr. 8-five-9 four four four 2138
0F91M518719

Dave Robertson’s car back on the market…

'69 w/ 351, Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. Docs. In MO for $64.9k
https://www.schmitt.com/inventory/1967-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
9F91M562515

BEWARE OF SCAM LISTINGS!

I’m seeing a lot more scam listings for Eliminators lately. Everyone wants a great deal on an Eliminator, but be careful and do your due diligence!

Stay away from Trovit. This site is full of scams and old expired listings. Stay away from AutoMall for the same reasons ~ LOTS of scam listings!

Also be wary of any cars listed in Cadillac, MI. This is a 3rd party guy who copies other listings, adds a mark-up, and would act as a middle man between you and the owner of the vehicle.



Is it me, or does the blue decor interior in the KTL '70 SCJ Eliminator look like '69 blue decor material? I saw a '70 Eliminator with factory original medium blue deluxe interior and it was a fairly dark blue - looked almost navy blue. Then again, it was a dark garage and I didn’t get pics…

my medium blue interior is a few shades lighter than the dark blue, so I’v been getting dark blue trim for 69 and matches real close more than the med blue.

The KTL 70 SCJ was my car. When we restored it, we removed the standard interior and placed the decor interior in the car instead. Definitely an upgrade and did not retract from the value of the car. the color is spot on correct.

Still available…

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Pastel Blue, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In ME for $32k, and on eBay.
https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/oquossoc-1970-mercury-cougar-elminator/7145713753.html
https://www.ebay.com/itm/373090184482
0F91M507739

Kathy Kirby’s Eliminator being flipped yet again…

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In MI for $179.9k
https://www.vanguardmotorsales.com/inventory/3872/1970-mercury-cougar-boss-eliminator
0F91G508426

Recently listed by MS Classics for $120k, and was in Hemmings for $85k back in February.

The market must be on fire. :wink:

Makes the Drag Pak Car in Iowa look like a deal now…

I always thought the Drag Pak car was a fair price. How often do you see a nicely restored SCJ / 4-speed, ram-air Eliminator for sale?

Two new listings today…

'69 w/ 351, auto (currently 429SCJ/C6). Bright blue metallic, blue interior (currently blue metallic, black leather int). Docs. In IL for $34.4k
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/679713286212613/
9F91M566800


'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Yellow, Black & white houndstooth interior. Docs. In KS, on eBay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/274411069650
0F91M516868

'69 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. Mecum Indy, July 2020, Lot# R343
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0520-414772/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
Also available in NJ for $105k: > https://musclegarage.com/car/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator-for-sale-104995/
Previously at RM Sothebys for $69.3k: > https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl20/palm-beach/lots/r0119-1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator-428-cobra-jet/850073
Hemmings feature car: > https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/high-performance-cat-1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
AACA Senior National First prize in 2006, Cougar Club of America National winner 2003.
9F91R567026

Found a walk around video posted by the current seller;
https://www.facebook.com/MuscleCarGarageGlobal/videos/230289334728800/