Eliminators on the Market (May 2017)

Got my tickets and reservations for the Dearborn show! See you there!
Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets for the '69 Hertz Eliminator being raffled by the soCal Cougar Club!

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

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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 May 4th

You Can’t Buy This Car Anywhere… But You May Win It!
'69 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, black interior. Sunroof! Marti Report. Runs and drives but needs restored.
Previous Pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14716856@N06/sets/72157665448200883/
1 of 101 Sunroof Eliminators built for Hertz in 1969!

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. In TN, for $95k.

'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (close-ratio). Competition Orange, Black Interior. Marti Report. Mecum Indy, May 16th-21st, Lot R333.

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. In NY for $62.5k

'70 w/ 351C, Auto. Competition Orange (now Maroon), Black Decor Interior. Marti Report. In NV/AZ for $18.5k

'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: 3614552398, or email Darrell.nordeen@gmail.com

'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. Now at Vanguard Motor Sales in MI.
Previous listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/232287253755
Walk-around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08

'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In MA CraigsList for $34.5k
Previous eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/122464649285

'69 w/ 351, auto. White, with white interior (currently a white XR-7 interior). Docs. In SC for $20k
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 $34,995.
*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
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 & white houndstooth interior. In GA for $42.5k
Recent eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/222454779458

'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

Formerly Chris Goins’ car, now on eBay…

'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (close-ratio). Competition Orange, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In CA with $9.5k buy now!


A Sun roof Eliminator…

Thanks fellahs!

'69 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Orange, black interior. Documents. In NY for $34.5k

*This is not a Hertz Eliminator, but had a factory sunroof added from a donor car during restoration in the 1990’s.

Now on SF Bay CraigsList for $8500…


*Appears to have matching number / VIN-stamped transmission as well!

So tempted. Been itching lately to find the next project Cougar to line up for a full restoration but don’t have the extra space for it these days. This is a great project!

I agree! And at $8500, where will you find another one like it? Lets talk numbers…

1970 Eliminator…
68 were Competition Orange with 351C-4V and 4-speed (wide and close ratio total)
31 of those had the close-ratio 4-speed, with 20 of them equipped with black standard interior (1A)

So using just the big picture items it is 1 of 20 in that combination.

The Eliminator Registry shows…
17 recorded with 351C-4V, 4-speed, Competition Orange.
6 of those have the close-ratio 4-speed.
All 6 of those cars also have the black standard interior.

So it is 1 of 6 similar cars currently recorded in the Eliminator Registry (i.e. “known to exist” ~ although technically some recorded VINs are known to have been scrapped, or are recorded from paperwork-only).

This doesn’t even take into account the combination of AC + 4-speed. Still talking 1970 Eliminators specifically: we know that there were zero 428CJ / 4-speeds built with AC. We also know that there were zero Boss 302 (all 4-speeds, of course) built with AC. That leaves only the 351C / 4-speed cars as possibly having the AC + 4-speed combination. Unfortunately I don’t have official numbers on that combination :-/

Sold today for $44k (hammer price)! Wow, it had a S-L-O-W start, and I was wondering if someone was going to snag it for $25k!

'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (close-ratio). Competition Orange, Black Interior. Marti Report. Mecum Indy, May 16th-21st, Lot R333.



Interesting… Perhaps the available buyers were mismatched with the sale day & time. Or, maybe the Cougar had some issues? Hard to say, and just guesses without being there. Indy Mecum is only an hour away from me, but I was unable to attend.

Thanks for the tip!

'69 w/ 351W, Auto. Competition Yellow (now Blue Metallic), Black Interior. Documents. In MD for $6950

Their site finally has pictures up, and also listed on eBay. $69.9k buy now!


'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. Now at Vanguard Motor Sales in MI.
Previous listing: > http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/232287253755
Walk-around video: > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08

You want an R-code SCJ 4-speed? Here is your chance…

'69 w/ 428SCJ (R-code), 4-speed. Bright yellow, Black interior. Marti Report. In FL.

*This one came out of Texas in 2015, where it had been stored behind a barn for 20+ years! The previous owner wanted a Cougar that she could fix up and cruise around in, so she traded a lawn mower + trailer for it. At the time it had no drivetrain, and turned out to be more of a project than she could handle, so she offered it for sale. Mike snapped it up and started gathering parts and sheetmetal, but plans change and now he is offering it for sale.

In 1969 they built 18 Eliminators equipped with the Ram-Air 428 Super Cobra Jet engine and 4-speed close-ratio manual transmission. Only 9 of those cars are currently recorded in the Eliminator Registry, and of those only 2 are Bright Yellow. 9F91R571603 is one of those two.

A heads up, This one will be back on the market soon. Only now it will be detailed and some repairs done to it.
More info when I have it.

One of the interesting things on the is it sole new in New Jersey, but has the California emissions package on it.

Anything happen to this one, or is it still on the market…?


It IS an oddity! iirc, it has an Export DSO (hence the shipping to NJ). So possibly ordered by a GI either through a CA dealership, or to take delivery in CA? Would be interesting to learn more about the history.

Supposed to be a 2 (or 3 now) owner car, so contact with the original owner should not be too difficult (if he is still with us).

Can’t wait to hear more about it Neal!


As far as I know it is still on the Cars Online site, but I haven’t checked in a few weeks.

Relisted on eBay, with $8k Buy Now.