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1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 428 Cobra-Jet Ram-Air Competition Blue akaGrabber

86500 MILEAGE
Coupe BODY TYPE
428 Cobra-Jet ENGINE
Automatic TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Description:

The Top option for Mercury's already race and roadproven upscale Cougar !

If you've been HOT on the trail for a Cougar Eliminator look no further,

This cat has sharpened it's claws, so to speak.

This would be the last year for the Eliminator and only 2,267 were delivered. The base engine was a new 300 bhp, 351 cid V8 with angled valves like the 302. The high-revving, solid lifter Boss 302 was optional with a functional hood scoop. It was only available with a 4-speed. The 335 bhp, 428 cid Cobra Jet V-8 was available and the Super Cobra Jet (SCJ) Ram-Air induction, boosted it to about 400 bhp.

Eliminators could be recognized by the front and rear spoilers, full-length side stripe, hood scoop and center stripe and Eliminator script on the rear quarter panel and rear spoiler. None had vinyl tops and the rear spoiler was body color, while the hood scoop was black to match the hood stripe, as was front spoiler. Special Eliminator Competition colors were Orange, Yellow, Blue, Gold, Green and Pastel Blue. High-back bucket seats were fitted along with a competition handling package with stiffer springs, bigger sway bars and angled rear shocks.

A houndstooth cloth interior was an eye-catching option, and high back bucket seats were now standard on all Cougars. The Competition Handling Package was now standard on the Eliminator and optional on other models. The front sway bar grew to just under an inch, and a half-inch sway bar was added to the rear. Options could push prices past $5,000 easily, and could be divided between performance and luxury.

A total of 20 other colors were available for Cougars in addition to the Eliminator paint. They were, with codes: Black (A) Dark Maroon (B), Dark Green (C), Dark Bright Aqua (F), Medium Lime (G), Bright Gold (K), Light Gray (L), White (M), Medium Ivy Green (P), Medium Blue(Q), Medium Gold (S), Red (T), Pale Yellow (W), Dark Blue (X), Medium Bronze (Y), Light Ivy Yellow (2), Medium Brown (5), Bright Blue (6), Light Gold (8), Yellow (9).

The Ford Mustang would be significantly redesigned in 1971 and the Cougar along with it. The Muscle Car period was almost over and the new model would veer towards Thunderbird luxury, just as the Thunderbird began to resemble a Lincoln Mk IV coupe.

There's something to be said for owning a Muscle car that you can enjoy daily if you so choose. And as we see a trend in interest in the muscle and pony cars of old, there was a moment in Time when Bigger was Better, and it was hard to beat any of Detroit's Finest Muscle from the early 60's through about 1971!

Lately, an increasing number of buyers are specifically hunting for a great looking car that is a blast to drive, feels great on the open road, but has more personality thanks to a timeless look. They don't want a trailer queen, they aren't concerned with numbers matching, and more often than not, the importance isn't necessarily present or future collectability, but instead only one thing matters... How does it drive?!

In this case you can have both, the Eliminator model is the most coveted and collected out of all the models!

Which brings us to this 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 0F91Q530651 fully documented and registered with the Cougar Club of America Eliminator Registry

Completely restored from bumper to bumper

Improved exhaust system component upgrades is the only deviation from a concours restoration.

which include FPA exhaust manifolds/headers that fit just like the original manifolds "mostly"

a 3'' collector with a Dr. Gas X pipe exiting the rear with a factory look improving horsepower incredibly

HIGHLIGHTS
Documented Cougar Eliminator 428 Cobra-Jetthat's benefitted from a complete detailed,rotisserie restoration
One of only 2,267 1970 Cougar Eliminators produced
One of only 374 1970 Cougar Eliminators equipped with a 428 Cobra Jet V8 (fewer with "functional" factory Ram-Air)

Correct non numbers matching428 cubic inch Cobra Jet V8 and C-6 Automatic transmission

Competition Blue paint

Factory 8-track am radio (original am radio)

Power steering

Power Brakes

Factory Ram-Air

N Case third member

Deluxe Marti Auto Works Report

I believe to be the third owner . I own two 1970 Cougar Eliminators both were original survivor, and Q codes.I was able to use that information along with extensive pictures to recreate an authentic restoration. This car was built on December 11,1969. I have a 1970 BW Houndstooth Eliminator also that shares the same build date!

This year will be a 50 year milestone to celebrate!

I recently altered the front stance to what it should b, along with corrections made to power steering hoses etc. I have also found correct Carter fuel pump, DOZF 12127 -G Distributor with a proper dat, much more.

If you have any specific questions feel free to call Mike @ EightZeroOne Route 66Nine 50 Year Anniversary fortyniner

I speak Cougar and have been an avid enthusiast for over 33 years.

On Oct-07-19 at 06:04:57 PDT, seller added the following information:

CorrectionThe 428 Cobra-Jet was the "only" engine that offered the functional ram-air package, not the boss 302.

Features:

Item location:West Jordan, Utah, United States
VIN:0F91Q530651
Year:1970
Mileage:86500
Make:Mercury
Model:Cougar
SubModel:Eliminator
Type:Coupe
Trim:Eliminator
Color:Competition Blue
Interior color:Black
Engine:428 Cobra-Jet
Cylinders:8
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Automatic
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clean