Eliminators on the Market (October 2016)

The rains have started here :frowning: I guess it’s time to start working on those winter projects! Woot!

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 October 5th;

'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
0F91G508009


'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. This is a one-family survivor car, featuring original paint, original drivetrain and original interior, as well as an original front spoiler and original sales documents. It does have some minor items that have been changed over the years, but the owner has saved some of the factory service items as well.
Located in Wyoming, please contact Guy at 307-349-6854 or email Guydonovanecv@yahoo.com
Pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/xKSim
9F91M562809


'70 w/ 428CJ (ram-air), Auto. Competition Blue, Black standard interior. Marti report. In Utah for $74k.
http://www.classiccougarcommunity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6616&start=10#p69320
https://youtu.be/PcyQWltm3Tc
Recent eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/142131421610
Previously a Hemmings Blog “find of the day”: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/10/24/hemmings-finds-of-the-day-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminators/
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'69 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, black interior. *Sunroof. Runs and drives but needs restored. In CA for $14k
http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?110009-1969-Eliminator-351-Factory-Sunroof
More Pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14716856@N06/sets/72157665448200883/
Contact Mike at 818-601-0055
9F91M559662 = 1 of 101 Hertz Sunroof Eliminators in 1969


'69 w/ 351, auto. White, with white interior (currently a white XR-7 interior). Docs. In SC for $24k
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/5796491519.html
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/5796488040.html
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mercury.Cougar.1969.1970/permalink/1052921414777413/?sale_post_id=1052921414777413
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
9F91M584394


'69 w/ 390, C6 auto (originally 351 / FMX). Competition Orange (originally Bright Yellow), black interior. Marti Report.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/919364508112011/
9F91M567931


'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto (now a 4-speed). Competition Orange, black houndstooth interior. In GA for $44.5k
http://www.carsonline-ads.com/colsite/col?use=UC3_ViewPosting&cmd=showPosting&postingID=85770
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'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. Marti report. In IL for $27.9k
http://www.mcecars.com/viewInventory.cfm?invID=708
http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/mercury/cougar/1805826.html
http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?86306-1969-Yellow-Eliminator-351-W-Auto
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'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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/867634773284985/
*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/
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'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, black standard interior. Hertz Sunroof Eliminator, Marti Report. Located in NY for $43k.
Contact Cindy McCarthy: wilcynchr@aol.com, or 716- 433- 1274
http://www.cougarclub.org/cars_classifieds.htm
Picture and Marti Report here: http://www.classiccougarcommunity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=49709#p49709
0F91M537431 = 1 of 100 Hertz sunroof Eliminators in 1970


'69 w/ 390, auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. Unrestored driver. Original docs. In PA for $37.5k.
Contact Bob: bbsolsky@frontiernet.net
http://www.cougarclub.org/cars_classifieds.htm
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'69 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, white interior. Marti report. In SD for $20k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mercury.Cougar.1969.1970/permalink/935117109891178/
9F91M583121


'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. Replacement eng / trans, Restored, original invoice. In MI for $67.9k
eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/381792347515
http://inventory.vanguardmotorsales.com/vehicles/2373/1969-mercury-cougar
Also listed on multiple other sale sites.
Some discussion here: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?113298-Any-Sense-of-What-the-New-Vanguard-Motor-Sales-69-Eliminator-is-Worth
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1085661971482263/
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'70 w/ 351C, Auto. Competition Blue, black decor interior. In FL for $30k
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
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'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#
http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/mercury/cougar/1807569.html
Other discussions: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta
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'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Green, Houndstooth Decor Interior. No docs. In FL for $110k!
http://www.littleccustoms.com/index.php?carsforsale#
http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/mercury/cougar/1807592.html
Other discussions: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta
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ELIMINATOR PROJECTS

'70 w/ 351, Auto (originally 3-speed). Pastel blue (originally Competition Gold), black interior. Rough. In FL.
http://www.classiccougarcommunity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6758
Phone: 904-463-8609
0F91M508430


'69 w/ 351W-4V, 3-speed. Bright blue metallic, blue interior. Marti report. $4,250
http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?107889-69-Eliminator-project.-All-there-with-spare-parts-3-500.-I-have-almost-100-pics
http://s1030.photobucket.com/user/ScottHendershot/library/?sort=9&page=0
Previous listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/111912517329?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
*Scott Hendershot’s Eliminator
9F91M570225


'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Special Paint Order (Dark Aqua Metallic), black decor interior. 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
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'69 w/ 390, auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. Runs and moves, “needs restoration”. In MA for $15k obo.
Contact Jake: Jfordguy2@aol.com, or 781 789 4011
http://www.cougarclub.org/cars_classifieds.htm
Recently spotted at Fall Carlisle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1093345550713905/
9F91S562095


'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/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/870980006283795/
*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


'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Blue Metallic, blue interior. Rolling shell. At John’s Classic Cougars for $3k
https://www.johnsclassiccougars.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=car4sale-10
9F91M564136


'69 w/ 390, Auto. Competition Orange, white interior. Marti Report. In Missouri, outside of St. Louis.
Widow selling husbands car. I have contact info, if interested. She is asking $20k.
Pictures and Marti Report here; http://imgur.com/a/t1HYv
9F91S566867

This one is going to be at Mecum on Saturday! Please send me some pics and a VIN if you happen to be there!

'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed. Competition Yellow, black standard interior. Marti. Mecum Chicago, Lot# S155 (Saturday, Oct 8th)
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CH1016-257716/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/

Now with doors, fenders and a hood! But even farther up into the Great White North…

'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed. Competition Gold, black standard interior. Project. Marti Report. In Cold Lake, Alberta, for $8.5k
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/strathcona-county/1970-cougar-eliminator-4-spd-car/1198696042?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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*Seller mentions having a project '69 CJ 4-speed Eliminator he is considering selling as well. If anyone calls on this one, please get some details on the '69 as well.

Yep, A major project. But not as bad as some.

True, but it is a bit crusty…


Mike,

Do we know anything about the orange GA 428 car? Seems reasonable given the mods if original parts are included and depending on quality of 4spd conv.

Bad: Hitch for towing…
Good: rear stabilizer bar hardware is showing, and the metal ring beneath the tops of the shocks makes them look original. Even a hood pin (but wrong location).

Bad: Hitch for towing…
Good: rear stabilizer bar hardware is showing, and the metal ring beneath the tops of the shocks makes them look original. Even a hood pin (but wrong location).

I talked to the owner (Randy Fleeman) back in August. He had also spoken with one of the Cars On Line folks recently and gave them a good rundown on the car, stating that it has an aluminum PI intake and aluminum heads on the car.
Here are the links to the Cars On Line blogs for the GA 428 car:

http://blog.cars-on-line.com/2016/07/29/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator-428cj/

An acquaintance of mine went to inspect the car a few weeks ago. He had this to say about it:

I decided to pass on Randy Fleeman’s '70 Eliminator. It is a well represented car, and I knew it was not number’s matching. The C6 trans does have the VIN though. He basically built it as a Drag car, but the race that he was planning on running was cancelled so he lost interest. It is a very clean car and the motor/transmission is bullet proof. It was repainted 25 years ago and has multiple areas that would need to be fixed. No rust at all. He took me out on a drive, but when I asked to drive it, he said the car scared him and did not let me.

Personally, I think the price is in line with what we have seen other '70 CJ / Auto Eliminators with non-matching drivetrain sell / list for recently.
Some comparables…

’70 CJ / Auto Eliminator, comp orange / black interior, replacement block / non-matching numbers. Sold for $47k hammer price at Mecum in May 2016. This one was listed for several months prior to auction for $90k, and received bids of $50k during a few of it’s eBay listings.

’70 CJ / Auto, comp green / houndstooth, believed to be original / numbers matching drivetrain. Sold for $67.5k at Mecum in July 2016.

’70 CJ / Auto, comp gold / black interior, original / numbers matching drivetrain. Disassembled project. Sold for about $25k in May 2016.

’70 CJ / Auto, pastel blue / blue décor interior, original / numbers matching drivetrain. Disassembled project. Listed for $45k, but only bidding to about $22k - which is comparable to the comp gold project above.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/122092100839

’70 CJ / Auto, comp blue / black interior, replacement drivetrain / non-matching numbers. Asking $74K OBO (recently bid to $59.6k).
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/142131421610


The fellah who looked the car over passed on it because he is looking for something a little more original and factory correct. He also sent me some pics. A few of the more interesting items that can be noted from the pics;

  • Full length subframe connectors and a scatter shield bellhousing. Presumably installed for racing, as mentioned above.
  • It looks like the front driver’s apron may have been replaced. Factory spot welds are not visible, and there is quite a bit of wrinkling to the apron top (my car has the same “feature”, so maybe a fitment issue with the replacements).


Thanks Mike. Good info.

'70 w/ 428CJ (ram-air), Auto. Competition Blue, Black standard interior. Marti report. In Utah for $74k.
http://www.classiccougarcommunity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6616&start=10#p69320
https://youtu.be/PcyQWltm3Tc
Recent eBay listing: > http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/142131421610
Previously a Hemmings Blog “find of the day”: > http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/10/24/hemmings-finds-of-the-day-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminators/
0F91Q530651

Relisted on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Cougar-Cobra-Jet-/142142962094

Relisted…

'70 w/ 351, auto. Comp orange (now Maroon), black decor interior. Marti. $19k
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/5811802738.html
0F91M516288

Sold

'69 w/ 351, 3-speed. White with blue interior. Marti Report. In CA for $7.5k
Contact Michael at michaelwtatro@gmail.com
9F91M578411

*Previously sold in 2015 on eBay. Here is a video from that prior listing: https://youtu.be/Fouljs0GOWU

A few current photos can be seen on Facebook;
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1812028792415553&set=a.1409889145962855.1073741828.100008253491553&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1812032452415187&set=pcb.1812034299081669&type=3&theater

The rake with shackles and tires which almost don’t fit the wheel wells are comical. Any idea if the body is good?

St. Louis DSO car, but sold out of CA in 2015. Here are some underside pics I have from that listing (Looks pretty solid from what I can see):
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Update with some direct contact info for this one…

'69 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, white interior. Marti report. In SD for $20k
Contact Ronnie at nute@midstatesd.net

9F91M583121

“True 69 Eliminator. 351w auto. 85% original paint. Scratches and dings but very solid and straight.”


Bart is marketing his '69 Eliminator again…

'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Yellow with black interior. Marti Report. In PA for $10k
Being sold with 351 / FMX, but currently has a 428 / C4 set up for racing.
Contact Bart at Bvkprovan@aol.com or 814-244-7070
Pics here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mercury.Cougar.1969.1970/permalink/1155443441191876/
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Here’s one

Yeah, saw that this weekend! Cougar Bill was trying to get a look at it, and the owner did email me back saying he would get me some information / details. Hope to talk to him soon - he sounds like a busy guy (fire fighter).

From data that I’ve gathered, I know that there were three sequentially VIN’d Special Paint Order '70 Boss 302 Eliminators ordered on the same day from the Kumpf dealership (Colorado DSO). I have confirmed data on two of them, and unconfirmed on the third one which is supposed to have a houndstooth interior - I believe this Eliminator is that third Special Paint Boss Cat, but I’m waiting on confirmation of the VIN from the owner.

Very cool to see that it was apparently ordered in Light Gray Metallic (aka “Silver”), with a houndstooth interior! I’ve always thought that if I could go back in time and order any combination that would be the one I would choose - silver and houndstooth.

On a related note, there was also a fourth Special Paint Boss Eliminator that was a Colorado DSO car, that was ordered earlier than the three previously mentioned. The stats I’ve gathered indicate there were less than 10 Special Paint Boss Eliminators built, and there are 7 currently recorded - although the actual paint colors for a few of them are still unknown.