Eliminators on the Market (Sept 2017)

The days are getting shorter now, and the kids are back in school. Time to start planning the winter projects. Wait, did I say the “W” word?? Noooo!! Summer can’t be over yet! >.<

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 September 8th

John Benoit’s immaculately restored '70 Eliminator
'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Blue, Black Decor Interior. Docs. In WA for $135k
http://www.cascadeclassics.com/completed-restorations/1970-cougar-eliminator-428cj/
It was also previously a Ride of the Month winner, in December 2012;
http://www.classiccougarcommunity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1927
0F91Q508184


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.
http://www.socalcougarclub.com/events/comingevents/raffle-ticket.html
'69 w/ 351, auto. Competition Orange, black interior. Sunroof! Marti Report. Runs and drives but needs restored.
http://www.socalcougarclub.com/events/comingevents/online-raffle-ticket-purchase.html
Previous Pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/14716856@N06/sets/72157665448200883/
1 of 101 Sunroof Eliminators built for Hertz in 1969!
9F91M559662


'70 w/ 428CJ (ram-air), Auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In Utah for $86.5k
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1970/mercury/cougar/100884249
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/
0F91Q530651

'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/
0F91Q532750


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Blue, Black Interior. Marti Report. In VA, $35k
https://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/d/1970-cougar-eliminator/6295875446.html
*VIN unknown at this time - If you call on this one, please send me pics, VIN and Marti, if possible.


'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In WA for $30k.
https://classiccougarcommunity.com/cccgallery/visitor.php?a=343
Contact Dennis Neilson at boss.neilson@hotmail.com or 360-520-2466
0F91M562945


'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Green, Black Decor Interior. Marti Report. In NY for $50k
Email: brianmcdermott2001@yahoo.com or Phone: (518) 796-1347
Current Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/GVP5C9nsvphhmqcE8
Recent eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/253116905505
*Brian added to his eBay description a list of everything he has done to the car during his ownership - and it’s a long list!
Previously sold by WCCC, everyone has probably seen pics of this car before!
http://www.flyingaphoto.com/p68199904
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wsKvM9ItoQ
0F91Q510468


'69 w/ 351W, Auto. Blue Metallic, White Interior (refinished). Marti Report. In KS for $23k
Pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/UjSHh
Contact Randy Kittelson: 620-218-9440 (cell), or via email at Oldgas54@yahoo.com
9F91M580884


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed Super Drag Pak. Competition Orange, Black Standard Interior. Docs. In TN for $125k.
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/mercury/cougar/1574388.html
*This car was owned by Frank Bowers previously, as well as Jeff Mays.
It is also the same car once owned by WWE Wrestler John Cena; http://www.motortrend.com/news/wwe-wrestler-john-cena-celebrity-drive/
0F91G542719


'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
0F91M514825


'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
0F91G568186


'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
0F91G508009


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Decor Interior. In TN, for $95k.
https://cccforum.discoursehosting.net/t/1970-eliminator-boss-302-4-speed-comp-orange/7370/1
0F91G508426


'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. In NY for $62k, and on eBay.
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercury/cougar/1927374.html
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-HT-/263191725413
0F91G517011


'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green with black decor interior (originally Houndstooth interior!). Marti Report. In TX for $40k.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1257738410941284/
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
0F91M515205


'70 w/ 351C, 4-speed (wide-ratio). Competition Green, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In MI for $69.9k
http://inventory.vanguardmotorsales.com/vehicles/2616/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/162641841442
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZlBHwX7QTM
Previous listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/232287253755
Previous Walk-around video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08
0F91M530662


'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Blue, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In MA, for $32k
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/d/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6287704659.html
Previous eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/122464649285
0F91M507671


'69 w/ 351, auto. White, with white interior (currently a white XR-7 interior). Docs. In SC for $20k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/110646368959418/permalink/1482382135119161/?sale_post_id=1482382135119161
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


'70 w/ 351, 4-speed (*factory 3-speed car). Competition Yellow, Black standard Interior. Marti report. In TX for $33,995.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/282636430165
http://streetsideclassics.com/vehicles/2117-dfw/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator
*Previously sold at Mecum Dallas in Nov2016 for $19k, and Mecum Chicago for $20k.
https://www.mecum.com/lots/DA1116-273183/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9V9DkoaXig
0F91M510706


'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/col1/posting/85770
Recent eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Cougar-/222454779458
0F91Q512776


'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/
9F91R561725


'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
0F91Q519978


'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


'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#
Other discussions: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta
0F91M531097


'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Green, Houndstooth Decor Interior. In FL for $115k!
http://www.littleccustoms.com/index.php?carsforsale#
Other discussions: http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?108081-70-Eliminator-trifecta
0F91M531511

'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Green, Black Decor Interior. Marti Report. In NY for $50k
Email: brianmcdermott2001@yahoo.com or Phone: (518) 796-1347
Current Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/GVP5C9nsvphhmqcE8
Recent eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Mercury-Co … 3116905505
*Brian added to his eBay description a list of everything he has done to the car during his ownership - and it’s a long list!
Previously sold by WCCC, everyone has probably seen pics of this car before!
http://www.flyingaphoto.com/p68199904
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wsKvM9ItoQ
0F91Q510468

The car is sold. Thanks to everyone who showed interest and special thanks to you, Mike, for your support. The car is off to its new owner in Texas!

Brian

Congrats! I really was tempted by this one – glad you found a good home. :sunglasses:

Congrats Brian! Please ask the new owner to pop in and say Hi, or to submit his / her info to the Eliminator Registry.

On the market again…

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Houndstooth Interior. Highly documented, highly optioned. In NY for $54,995.
http://www.webeautos.com/detail-1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator-used-16820857.html
0F91M524419

Restored in 2015.
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TwHzUzbcXA

Earliest known build date Eliminator for sale…

'69 w/ 351, auto. White, Blue interior. Hertz Sunroof. Docs. In VA.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/142508759979
9F91M559585

Now listed on eBay: $60k Buy Now.

'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/
9F91R561725

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/253160710738

We are installing a rear bumper, wheel lips and a few other cosmetic items and this car will be on the market in the $60k range. Email me if you want more info prior to listing it on ebay. Has a service replacement block, amatuer driver quality restoration on a VERY solid California car, shows well!
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Thanks for posting, Don! A little bird (named Juli) called me yesterday and said you had just received a blue metallic delivery from Australia - very cool!

9F91R573612 was last seen in February, 2014 being loaded onto a truck, bound for Australia and the then-new-owner, Terry.




Prior to that, 9F91R573612 bounced around a bit between auction houses and classic car dealers;

Dec 2013 - Listed for sale at Cats Exotics in Lynwood, WA
*Reiterated the Aug2012 R&S description, below.




Nov 2013 - Mecum’s Anaheim, CA Auction
*Sparse description.




Aug 2012 - Russo and Steele’s Annual in Monterey California.
“This particular example is, and always has been, a California car with only 3 owners from new. The engine compartment, underside, and interior have undergone a recent and thorough refurbishing which included paint, disassembly and detailing. The front seats were redone with the correct seat coverings and carpeting was installed, adhering to the overall originality of this rare beauty. Mechanically, the engine block was replaced in the early 70’s with a factory service block (unstamped) due to a mechanical failure according to the original owner. All other components such as brackets and pulleys and such have the correct C8OE castings and stampings. The rear end is the original 31 spline nodular "N” case with 3.50 :1 gear ratio. This Cougar still retains all of its original sheet metal which was verified when the car was stripped during the restoration process in 1997. Since that time the car has been driven approximately 5000 miles, which is reflective in the overall condition of this fine example."




Aug 2008 - Photographed by the owner, “Monterey Dave”, at Cherry’s Jubilee car show at Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA.

A few new additions in the last day or so! Must be something in the water?

'70 w/ 351, Auto. Competition Yellow, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In OH.
https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6311485465.html
0F91M523014


'70 w/ 351, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black Standard Interior. No docs. In TX for $7.9k
https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/1970-mercury-cougar/6311349346.html
0F91M548346

Busy busy!

'69 w/ 351, 4-speed. Competition Orange, Black interior. Marti Report. In RI for $26.9k
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Mercury-Cougar-Eliminator-/182778550022
9F91M580379


'70 w/ 428CJ, Auto. Competition Blue, Black decor interior. No docs. In AR.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/172874074285
0F91Q515414

Reposted on CL…

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed. Competition Gold, Black Standard Interior. Marti Report. In MA.
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/d/1970-mercury-cougar/6313879603.html
2011: http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=52022.0;all
0F91G523316

Also on CraigsList;

https://pensacola.craigslist.org/cto/d/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator/6311754532.html

Posted on Facebook…

'69 w/ 390, auto. Bright Yellow, Black Interior. In MA for $17.5k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mercury.Cougar.1969.1970/permalink/1502869313115952/
9F91S562095

Hmm… I think this one fell through the cracks. Been on offer for a while now.

'69 w/ 351, auto. Bright Blue Metallic, White Interior. One Family car, with Marti Report. In KS, $25k
https://www.facebook.com/groups/473220306059769/permalink/1441043192610804/
Oldgas54@yahoo.com
9F91M580884

Just got confirmation on this one…

'70 w/ 351, auto. Competition Blue, Black Decor Interior. Marti Report. In VA for $35k
https://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/d/1970-cougar-eliminator/6295875446.html
0F91M508990

*Spoke to the owner, Danny, the other day. According to him it is an original paint car with original interior and no rust. He bought it about 10 years ago and is ready to try something different. Only so much space and money, so he has put it up for sale. He bought it from a local friend of his and he believes he is the 4th owner. Car originally sold in El Cajon, CA at Valley Lincoln-Mercury.
Danny is computer-shy, so you need to call him and probably wait for pictures via snail mail. Although he does have email and mentioned that he might be able to get a friend to take and send pics for him.

R-code 4-speed? Yes please!

'69 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), 4-speed. Bright Blue Metallic / Blue Interior. Docs. $43,998 at Volo Autos in IL.
https://www.volocars.com/auto-sales/vehicles/14317/1969-mercury-cougar-eliminator
http://www.ebay.com/itm/172891738872
9F91R577337

Mike,
Do you have verification of this being a true Eliminator? This VIN is stamped on one of the shock towers. It may well be a factory error.

It is listed as 9F91R577337 Same sequential number and same factory, One of the numbers has tp be in error.

We put a lot of hours and several thousand dollars in parts to bring this car to the next level. It will be on ebay in January but if you want it now $52k is the price.