1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
Mercury Cougar Eliminator. This is a very nice survivor, 1969 Cougar Eliminator. I bought this Eliminator in Utah in 2005 from the neighbor of the original owner. I have a Marti report for this Cougar All tags are in place including engine, buck, windshield, driver door and carb tag. Very nice original door tag (see photo). This Cougar has 73K original miles. The car still has 75% original paint--it was painted from the door handles back. The doors forward, roof and hood are original 1969 paint. This Eliminator sports like new 100% original interior. It came originally and still has FMX Automatic, PS, M code 351 4V, power disc brakes, tinted glass, 3.25 standard rear, AM radio and decor group. I put an NOS, period correct Craig AM/FM radio with 2 speakers hidden under the back window tray panel. The car still has the original sheet metal, drivetrain, FOMOCO radiator, C9ZF tagged 4300 4V carburetor, original Ford intake and exhaust manifolds. I installed a new high quality 2.25 inch aluminumized dual exhaust which is very close to original in sound and looks. The engine has good oil pressure with no smoke from the exhaust. Runs perfectly with nice exhaust call-out that says, "Don't mess with me". Runs smooth and strong and I guarantee it. I installed new rear springs. New heater core, tires, new gas tank/sender and I rebuilt the brakes with silicone brake fluid. Still has the original front and rear spoilers. Decent original chrome. The camera case black dash is beautiful. Upper dash pad and lower metal dash is very nice too and original. Driver door window glass needs reglueing. When I got it, it had some rust at the very bottom of the rear quarters and I repaired both areas with original lower quarter patches from another Cougar--but this repair needs finish work inside passenger trunk side (see photo). Shock towers and frame rails are solid with no rust, but both torque boxes have minor rust---still solid. The original carpet has never been removed from this Eliminator and looks good. Some small door dings on the driver door paint. Very nice original steering wheel with working rim blow horn. Gauges look fresh and all work including tach.
Price - $ 22,000