Eliminators on the Market (March 2017)

There were a few more Eliminator sales in the last month. It also looks like some really strong prices on 351 cars! I pulled a few of the really old listings as I’ve heard from a few folks that they haven’t been able to make contact with the sellers.

Congrats to Matt, who purchased 9F91M581758, a Bright Yellow '69 Eliminator, last month!
Also congratulations to 67429Merc, who picked up the rolling shell of 9F91M564136, from John’s Classic Cougars last month! Hopefully we’ll see this Blue Metallic '69 Eliminator back on the road soon!

Keep an eye out for some BIG news on this one from the SoCal Cougar Club! YOU CAN’T BUY THIS CAR ANYWHERE… >.>
'69 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, black interior. Sunroof! Marti Report. Runs and drives but needs restored.
Pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14716856@N06/sets/72157665448200883/
1 of 101 Sunroof Eliminators built for Hertz in 1969!

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/
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 March 2nd

'69 w/ 351, auto. Blue metallic, blue interior. Marti Report. In IL for $49,998!
Also on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/112320794241
*This is David Robertson’s car!

'70 w/ 351, 4-speed (close-ratio). Competition Blue, White Standard Interior. Project. Marti Report. In NJ for $15k.

'70 w/ 351C, FMX Automatic. Competition Yellow, White standard interior. Marti Report. In KS for $50k!

'69 w/ 351, auto. White, with white interior (currently a white XR-7 interior). Docs. In SC for $22k
More pics and details here: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?106890-1969-Cougar-eliminator-for-sale-South-Carolina-Asking-28k-ps-tilt-disc-non-ac-at-351
*Contact John Skinner at 8436701602 (text is best), or email jskinner1@msn.com

'70 w/ 351, 4-speed (*factory 3-speed car). Competition Yellow, Black standard Interior. Marti report. In TX for $37,995.
*Previously sold at Mecum Dallas in Nov2016 for $19k, and Mecum Chicago for $20k.

'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
Recently featured in Legendary Cougar Magazine: http://legendarycougar.bctpublishing.com/viewer/viewer.php?path=vol_2/iss_4&page=15&preview=1

'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto (now a 4-speed). Competition Orange, black houndstooth interior. In GA for $42.5k

'69 w/ 428CJ, auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. Restored. Marti Report. In FL for $62k.
Widow is downsizing her collection. Mike and Randy are helping spread the word, and weed out looky-loos.
Contact Mike at 850-380-7324, or email mike@ptac.com days / ford706@aol.com nights
Or contac Randy at Ran1cobra@yahoo.com
*This one was a Hemmings Blog “find of the day” back in 2010: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2010/06/03/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/

'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Special Paint Order (Dark Aqua Metallic), black decor interior. Project Original drive train is missing, currently has a 302 / C4. Car is rusty. Price is $20k (Canadian dollars). Robert can be reached at: Mekanikbob@hotmail.ca
Some info / discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/917826854932443/
More Pics and Marti, here: http://imgur.com/a/CEgRA

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Green, white interior. Hertz Sunroof Eliminator Project. In Utah.
Pics here: http://imgur.com/a/Dr25G
Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/889899674391828/
*This one was listed previously in 2012 by the same owner.
Dave Munson: sonofmun70@gmail.com
0F91M537631 = 1 of 100 Hertz sunroof Eliminators in 1970

'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
Other discussions: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta

'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Green, Houndstooth Decor Interior. In FL for $115k!
Other discussions: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta

Hey Mike, Scott Hendershot sold his car!

Thanks for the update! I’ll edit the list.


Thanks Waterlife!

That is an old listing from a few years ago that has been recycled by an automotive website. It was originally posted on Craigslist, probably around 2010 or 2012 when I first started tracking - I neglected to record the date at the time.

I have it filed as an unconfirmed '69, but it may be a '70 clone. It LOOKS like it has a '69 hood and side markers, but the pic quality is pretty low. Certainly has the Cougar script on the rear quarters, which is not a good sign.

But hey, the guy may still have the car - you never know! Give him a call and see what he says :wink:


New listing via Facebook.

'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green with black decor interior (originally Houndstooth interior!). Marti Report. In TX for $40k.
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


Another Competition Green Eliminator for sale!

'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In WI, on eBay with openning bid of $44.5k!
Walk-around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08

Driver door was replaced w/ a 69…

Ah, looks like rivet holes from the '69 door tag. They placed the repro door tag in the wrong place too ~ should be up at the top, from what I’ve seen on other cars.


Thanks Bill!

New listing on eBay…

'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In MA for $42.5k Buy Now, or Make Offer.

Why can’t people clean up before taking pics?

Too much undercoating trying to hide replaced floor pan(s).

Wonder what else they are hiding?

Owner just confirmed the other hole is present under the repo door tag sticker. He was unaware but will update the listing.

also has a mustang tire sticker instead of cougar?

I like this one:


I agree Kim! For the price, I’m suprised this one hasn’t sold yet. I think it is inline with previous non-matching CJ / Auto Eliminator prices, but maybe the mods are holding it back? IMO, while it is not “correct”, it still has a “factory appearance” about it (so long as you don’t look underneath and spy the subframe connectors!).

Link to more pics: https://goo.gl/photos/L8pyizgUSvxgFp4g7

'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto (now a 4-speed). Competition Orange, black houndstooth interior. In GA for $42.5k

Relisted with a slightly lower starting bid, $43.5k.