1970 Mercury Cougar
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|Engine:||7.0L 428Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated|
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1970 Mercury Cougar for sale
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.
"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)
Highlights: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.CAR IS BEING SOLD AS IS WITH NO WARRANTY IMPLIED.
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.
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