Eliminators on the Market (October 2017)

The rains have started to appear here. Winter is coming. Time to start thinking about putting up our four-wheeled friends :frowning: But don’t fret - now is also the time to start on those winter projects to make our cars better, faster, stronger!

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 2nd

John Benoit’s immaculately restored '70 Eliminator
'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Blue, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In WA for $135k
It was also previously a Ride of the Month winner, in December 2012;

You Can’t Buy This Car Anywhere… But You May Win It!
*'69 Hertz Eliminator raffle has been extended due to not enough tickets being sold. Drawing is now planned for October, if minimum ticket sales are met.
'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!

Now at West Coast Classic Cougars!
'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Bright Blue Metallic, Black interior (originally Blue). Marti Report. In OR, $60k-range

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Houndstooth Interior. Highly documented, highly optioned. Restored in 2015. In NY for $54,995.
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwHzUzbcXA

'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Bright Yellow, White Interior. Project! In PA for $7.5k
*This price may include a donor '69 Cougar and a 4-speed.
Pics and info here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1443658182349305/
Previously a Hemmings Blog find; http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2007/02/11/not-quite-eliminated/

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In OH.

'70 w/ 428CJ (ram-air), Auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In Utah for $86.5k
Contact Mike at: cougman427@gmail.com
Also seen here: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2014/10/24/hemmings-finds-of-the-day-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminators/

'70 w/ 428cj (ram-air), Auto. Competition blue, Houndstooth interior. Numbers matching. Marti report. In Utah.
Contact Mike at: cougman427@gmail.com
Also seen here: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/index.php/2014/10/24/hemmings-finds-of-the-day-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminators/

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Blue, Black Interior. Marti Report. In VA, $35k

'69 w/ 428CJ, auto. Bright Yellow, black interior. Restored. Marti Report. In FL for $60k “Buy Now”.
*This one was previously a Hemmings Blog “find of the day”: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2010/06/03/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/

'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic / Blue Interior. Docs. $43,998 at Volo Autos in IL.

'69 w/ 390, auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. In MA for $17.5k

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In WA for $30k.
Contact Dennis Neilson at boss.neilson@hotmail.com or 360-520-2466

'69 w/ 351W, Auto. Blue Metallic, White Interior (refinished). One Family car, with Marti Report. In KS, $25k
Contact Randy Kittelson: 620-218-9440 (cell), or via email at Oldgas54@yahoo.com

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Blue, White Interior. Marti Report. In Ontario, for $31k
Images here: http://imgur.com/a/e85Uc
Contact Rod McLeod at rsmcleod@gmail.com

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. Original window sticker. In TN, for $70k.
Contact David & Reeda Lloyd at 423-569-2838, or by email at ReedaLloyd@icloud.com
*This car was featured in Hi-Performance Cars magazine in 1982, and has changed very little since then! It has been carefully stored and tended to by the 7th owner for the last 26 years, accumulating only 2000 miles during his ownership.
Pictures can be seen here (including the Magazine article): http://imgur.com/a/gUpDN

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

'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. In MI for $69.9k
Previous owner walk-around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08

'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 $33,995.
*Previously sold at Mecum Dallas in Nov2016 for $19k, and Mecum Chicago for $20k.

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

'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

Garage sale Eliminator. That doesn’t happen every day!

'69 w/ 390, 4-speed (originally 351W/FMX). Bright Blue Metallic, Blue Interior. East Des Moines, IA, OCT 14th

I wonder why this one did not come with the emission system?

70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Houndstooth Interior. Highly documented, highly optioned. Restored in 2015. In NY for $54,995.
http://www.webeautos.com/detail-1970-me … 20857.html
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwHzUzbcXA

I think because it was originally a factory lease plan car for Dearborn MI according to the Marti report.

Maybe, I guess, but if the law was to have the emission item on the new cars, how’d they sell it? Might be more rare that it sold new in Cali without the emissions parts, who knows :man_facepalming:


Evaporative emission controls only applied to California as far as I know in 1970. Like Neal suggested, the lease may not have originated in California. May not have applied either on a Ford lease. Basically long term renting.

I think this car is very interesting, reasonable price. Does anyone know the car? The few pictures ath the site look very, very good.

'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto (now a 4-speed). Competition Orange, black & white houndstooth interior. In GA for $42.5k
http://www.cars-on-line.com/gen3-cars/c … ting/85770

'69 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, Black Interior. In NY for $34,900

*NOTE: This is not a Hertz Eliminator and the sunroof was not installed at the factory, it was added by a prior owner.

'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In FL for $110k.
*Previously listed in June 2017 for $114.5k

*Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines, July 2014 issue: https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mus/2014/07/High-Performance-Cat---1969-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator/3739871.html

What ever happens with the 69 I still have my raffle tickets?

They are still trying to meet the ticket sales minimum before they raffle it off. I think end of this month is the deadline, one way or the other though.

Disregard :wink:

Almost-matching-numbers… but not quite there yet!

'69 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Bright Yellow, Black Interior. Docs. In IN for $65k.

^According to the seller (Ray Skillman Classic Cars), the car still bears the VIN-stamped transmission, but it has a service replacement engine block.

Well, the original VIN-stamped engine block has been found (purchased out of a shed, along with a few SVO Mustangs), and has a recent rebuild.
It was offered to Ray Skillman for $7k, but Ray decided to pass.
Engine details can be found here: rebuilt 69 boss 302 engine intake to oil pan
And Here: 1969-1970 Boss 302 Owners and Enthusiasts Group | Facebook
email: discotuned@hotmail.com
cell: 507-317-3252

Yes, 9F91G582888 is missing some other rare and expensive parts, but they all bolt on and can be gathered up over time, while selling off the incorrect parts as you go.

Some recent history on 9F91G582888:
May 2014 - Mecum: sold for $52k

May 2013 - Mecum: bid to $40k (no sale)

2011 - Restored by Great Cove Restoration of McConnellsburg, PA.

Will you be the one to put this car back to “numbers matching”? And what do you think the value would be for the car and engine, together and seperately?

Hi Mike, P-M sent your way. Thanks


'69 w/ 351, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Interior. Docs. In RI for $25k

Forgot to post this one here…

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (close-ratio). Competition Orange, Black Standard Interior. Disassembled Project. Vancouver, B.C. $60k

I currently have this motor 582888 for the Eliminator for sale by Skillman. It will be going in my Boss 302 in the very near future. I have offered it to the dealer but they are not interested.
Kind of sad that the two do not get reunited but once in my car it will be much more expensive to happen.

email - mrgt350@yahoo.com

That’s crazy not to put that car back to numbers matching. I don’t understand some people’s thinking.

I understand they may not want to incur the cost of fully reuniting the block. Not a cheap proposition, and would likely not gain them any profit (i.e. expenses would be about what you would gain in value of the car).

But, they could have at least purchased the block to go with the car and let the new owner decide what to do with it. Considering the car has been available for a year or so now, that MIGHT have helped sell the car. Nobody doesn’t love a good “reunited after all these years” story to go along with their classic :slight_smile: