Classic Cars from United Kingdom

Classic Cars / Mercury / Car for sale

1970 Mercury Cougar

Sale price: $US $58,100.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Year: 1970
Type: U/K
Color: Competition Blue
Mileage: 84,955
Engine: 7.0L 428Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Transmission: C-6 Auto
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Cobra Jet
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Got questions? Ask here!

Do you like this car?

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

1970 Mercury Cougar for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.15) based on 79 votes
1970 Mercury Cougar Photo
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar

1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 428 Cobra-Jet with Ram-Air    0F91Q530651                    Lowered Reserve Second Chance Auction!   

One of 2. 68 Cougars equipped with the Eliminator PackageOne of 374 with 428 C. J. One of 192 with this C-6 Transmission One of 128 428 C. J . C-6 Auto. and Ram Air InductionOne of 48 were painted Competition blueOrdered and Sold new at Hernandez L\M SLS INC  HAYWARD CA 94544Comprehensive Rotisserie restoration completed in 2007 ( approx. 175 miles since complete Engine\Transmission Rebuild. front suspension. xhaust. tc. )Traction Lok Differential H. D. 3. 25 Ratio was changed to Optional Axle Ratio 3. 50  (as per Marti Report) Competition Blue paintBlack standard hi-back bucket seatsTinted Glass-CompleteConcealed HeadlampsHeavy Duty Battery  "Group 27"C-6 (Select-Shift Transmission) Cruise-O-MaticMarti Report Documenting this VehicleMarti Reproduction Factory invoice includedSale includes Lois Eminger Report

The Mercury Cougar of 1970 had a revised look that was designed to retain the untamed spirit that Mercury had built into this model. ith Grabber colors and Striping the Eliminator was hard not to miss.  Most views were from the rear. :) 

                                                                      “Cougar Eliminator…spoilers hold it down…nothing holds it back. ” 

This Competition Blue (code J) example being offered. comes with a Marti Report. nd Lois Eminger Report.

The Cougar Eliminator was presented to the public as a hardcore performer. ut this one actually had the hardware to match. (428 CJ- R)

  The front and rear spoilers provided an immediate clue. as did the racing-style mirrors (with driver's side remote). blacked-out grille with hidden headlights. hood scoop and full-length Eliminator side stripes. " Functional Ram Air only available with the 428 Cobra-Jet Engine" 

The Cougar Eliminator could be ordered with a wide variety of performance options that ranged from the 351-cid Four-barrel carb V-8 to the Boss 302 to the 428 Cobra Jet with Ram Air.   

Eliminators came from the factory as standards. ith XR-7 type instrumentation. that included full competition suspension with heavy-duty shocks and springs. plus a rear sway bar.

             The Standard Interior included High Back Bucket seats. Full instrumentation that contains a 6. 00-rpm tachometer. oil pressure gauge. rally clock . two-spoke steering wheel ( Replaced with a 3 Spoke Rim Blow Wheel). nd Blacked out Camera Case Finish unique to the Eliminator.

 Cougars by the numbers: 72. 65 1970 Cougars built; 49. 79 were hardtops; only 2. 68 received the Eliminator Package; 243 came with the revered 428 Cobra-Jet V-8 engine\C-6 Trans.

Built in Dearborn MI. this 1970 Cougar Eliminator is shown as a Stock order that was received in late 1969 and lists Hernandez L\M Sales Inc. – Hayward CA. as the receiving dealer. The Restored car is presented in its correct colors. This car was produced on Dec. 11 1969. (3 days behind schedule)

 The Marti Report as well as the Lois Eminger Report confirms the Eliminator Package. with 428-4V CJ . nbsp;Traction-Lok differential. -6 Select Shift Transmission. am Air Induction. onsole. ower Front Disc Brakes. ower Steering. AM Radio. Tinted Glass- Complete.  

Professionally Rotisserie Restored by BKR Inc. " Bob Hutton" with the guidance of myself and the previous restoration completed on a similar "Survivor" Eliminator.  

I decided to fit the factory optional Styled Steel wheels \ Trim Rings as seen in the factory literature. The spare matches and the trunk floor is covered with the proper plaid vinyl mat. I also upgraded the original two spoke Steering Wheel with the optional RimBlo Wheel.  Discreet Amp and rear speakers installed in rear deck for phone or mp3 player.   

The only real deviation from stock was installing FPA Nickel Plated Headers. along with a Dr. Gas Crossover Exhaust 3"Aluminized Pipe to the axles. and 2 1\2 over axle . similar to factory specs. using factory hangers.  (Probably adds 40-50 HP over stock system alone)

Known History: I purchased it from the 2nd owner who had purchased it in the late 70's. I discovered the car in approx 1988 and after tracking down the current owner. he had no desire to sell the car. Two years later I found its twin nearby in Provo. UT.  Fast forward to 1999. I located the car again and the owner was still reluctant to sell. In 2002 the owner's father listed the car in a local newspaper classified ad as a "69 Mercury Interceptor". curious I called to find out it was the 70 Competition Blue Eliminator that I had previously tried to buy twice before. Reluctantly. he finally sold me the car. ith an incorrect drivetrain ( engine/transmission) but with having the correct 31 spline 9" 3. 50 . 1 Traction Lok rear end.

     I set out to restore the car.    Previously I had sold a 1970 Mercury Cougar minus a 428 Cobra Jet with C6 transmission. so this was a perfect match since the donor car was built 3 weeks prior to this car.

Engine Specs:

"Complete 428 C. J". with correct C cast block bored . 30 over (fresh rebuild)

 Restored Holley carburetor with  date tags (original for 428 CJ with auto trans)

 Incorrect Ford 427 dual point distributor (C3AE)


Engine \Trans Completely rebuilt less than 175 miles New date coded door glass New Ford windshield Professionally restored seat belts NOS Clock replacementNice original camera case dash appointments 3 spoke rim blow steering wheel Original Cougar floor mats AM 8 track Radio Original Running cat wood shift knob 9" Rear is the original N case Housing4 Core Radiator  New 4 core installed New Eaton Detroit front coil springs as per factory specs. nd new Eaton Detroit rear leaf springs and retained original leaf with factory part#. Correct Fan Shroud Correct Fan and Thermo couplerCorrect Power Steering Cooler. ump. ulleyCorrect Air Cleaner Base. Snorkel. id. Correct Ram-Air Top. Flapper. and NOS Vacuum Motor. Lots of N. O. S Parts used in restorationAll  Aluminum Trim was reanodized to factory original conditionNo expense spared restoration. All new brake and wheel cylinder componentsRebuilt Traction-Lok 3. 50. 1 RearendToo much too list Call me with any concerns or questions!

Please look over the detailed photos below.

I have video footage available on YouTube

Vehicle is available to be viewed and inspected in W. Jordan UT 84084 ( 15-20 minutes from SLC)

Any Questions feel free to Contact Mike at 801 699-FiftyFourtynine.

Please ask questions before you bid. Shipping is the buyers responsibility.  Vehicle must be picked up within 30 days of auction end. Immediate $2000 deposit required through PayPal.  Balance must be paid within 7 days after auction.  Payment must clear before car is released.  See payment section for acceptable forms of payment.  Car will not be sold outside the United States.

Also published at

Want to buy this car?

Comments and questions to the seller:

Name E-mail
Antispam code: (enter the number)

Other classic Mercury cars offered via internet auctions:

Latest arrivals:

1954 Mercury Monterey Gasser 1954 Mercury Monterey Gasser 4 $24,995.00
1950 Mercury Monterey Woody Wagon 1950 Mercury Monterey Woody Wagon 4 $63,995.00
1960 Mercury Monterey 1960 Mercury Monterey 4 $27,995.00
1961 Mercury Meteor 1961 Mercury Meteor 4 $23,995.00
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 4 $34,995.00
1970 Mercury Montego Ford, Couger, Mustang, Terino, 429'CJ, V8, Other 1970 Mercury Montego Ford, Couger, Mustang, Terino, 429'CJ, V8, Other 18 $US $8,655.55
1969 Mercury Cougar 1969 Mercury Cougar 12 $US $7,250.00
1969 Mercury Cougar 1969 Mercury Cougar 12 $24,000.00
1968 Mercury Cougar Dan Gurney Special 1968 Mercury Cougar Dan Gurney Special 19 $24,500.00
1967 Mercury Cougar 1967 Mercury Cougar 21 $15,000.00
1979 Mercury Cougar 1979 Mercury Cougar 12 $9,000.00
1969 Mercury Cougar 1969 Mercury Cougar 7 $24,000.00
1968 Mercury Cougar COUGAR MUSTANG 289 V8 1968 Mercury Cougar COUGAR MUSTANG 289 V8 21 $US $8,000.00
1967 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT 1967 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT 10 $30,999.00
1951 Mercury Monterey Hot Rod Custom 1951 Mercury Monterey Hot Rod Custom 12 $US $30,000.00
1949 Mercury Eight 1949 Mercury Eight 9 $33,900.00
1951 Mercury Other 1951 Mercury Other 12 $US $7,000.00
1965 Mercury Parklane Marauder 1965 Mercury Parklane Marauder 3 $19,995.00
1965 Mercury Comet 1965 Mercury Comet 19 $US $9,999.00
1955 Mercury Monterey 1955 Mercury Monterey 12 $18,000.00