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1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, 1 of 17

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VIN: 0F91M530662
Engine: 351 Cleveland 4v V8
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual Toploader
Exterior Color: Competition Green
Mileage: 88,464
Price:US $69,900.00


The Mercury Cougar may have sat in the shadow of the Mustang and Thunderbird, but the car has a long history from 1967-1997, then 1999-2002. The first-generation models from 1967 to 1970 gave the most in the form of a classic muscle car, with models like the XR-7, GT package, XR7-G and Eliminator package. Although engine options, went up to the 427 cu in (7.0 L) FE V8, it was the 351ci. Cleveland V8 that was the most popular.

The Eliminator package brought a bunch of options above the basic models, – ‘blacked-out grille, special side stripes, front and rear spoilers, an optional Ram Air induction system, a full gauge package including tachometer, upgraded “Decor” interior trim, special high-back bucket seats, rally wheels, raised white letter tires, and a performance-tuned suspension and handling package.’

This example is just 1 of 17 Competition Green Eliminators still around built in 1970 out of the original 291, 56 of these with the 351C-4V and manual transmissions. the cars had a full rotisserie restoration over two years with all original parts, but with added electronic ignition, larger cam. and radial tires.

Mercury Cougars may not be the first choice for a classic muscle car, but the blacked out grille and overall design makes the Cougar as classic as any other muscle car. You’re probably paying top dollar here for a showroom restored vehicle, but it is as good as anything else out there.



351ci Cleveland 4v Engine (#DOAE-J)
-11.1 Flat Top Pistons W/ 11.1 Compression
Autolite 4350 4 Barrel Carburetor (#DOOF A B A 9h 11)
-Automatic Choke
Toploader 4-Speed Manual (#RUG AV 01979 1)
– Factory Installed Hurst Shifter & Rare Hurst 4-Speed T-Handle
-Date Code: K200
-C8ar 7006-Do W1
-Wide Ratio 28 Spline
Front Suspension: Coil Spring
Rear Suspension: Leaf Spring
Ford 9″ Rear End
-Ratio: 3.30:1
-Open Differential
-Date Code: C5aw 4668a 9l20
Front Power Disc
-Rear Power Drum
Exhaust: Dual Exhaust with Original Type Mufflers



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