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1970 Mercury Cougar

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Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: Cougar
Year: 1970
Type: Coupe
Mileage: 88,443
Engine: 351 4V
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Eliminator
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator ( One of 56 or less!)

88443 miles !

In 1970 For produced 2267 Cougar Eliminators. 62 were in Green with a 351 4V 4 speed manual transmission. What makes this car rare is the color. the 4speed and the Eliminator package.

This beautiful car needs a new home! It does play well with others in the garage however it likes to have the litterbox to itself. kind of needy that way.

I found this car In a pole barn out east sitting for many years with 86000 miles.

After 2 years of restoration the end result yielded a beautiful Cougar that was nearly a new car.

The restoration was Professionally done by taking this car completely apart leaving nothing on the body. so the saying not a bolt remained unturned is not an understatement.

The rotisserie restoration and all new factory correct hardware make this a near concourse restoration.    

This Numbers matching car was built to be driven so everything has been done from the completely rebuilt Motor and transmission. all new Brakes and suspension. nbsp;done with care by yours truly right down to the Tiger paw tires where the  tail on the center caps face the valve steam and the P in Paw face the valve steam as well.     

The great running 351 Cleveland 4v was bored 20 over and the stock  replacement 11. 1 flat top pistons were kept. so Yes the compression is 11. 1 :-) the body has zero rust and the paint is near show condition.  

There was great care and it was almost anal amounts of time spent  with the assembly of this car. everything fits better than factory ever did and if it was not right it was done again! there are no missing parts and no non-correct items on this car. If you ever wanted to jump in a car and fall back to 1970 this if the car for you!

I wash the car once a year in spring and it does not go out in the rain. I can say it has been wet maybe 5 times this decade.

The car was done 100% stock other than the Radial tires. electronic ignition and the Cam is slightly larger.

Runs and drives great with lots of power for showing off! :-)

Now for the cool stuff.

Rebuilt 351 4V Cleveland 290Hp

Rebuilt autolite 4350 4V carb (stock)

Rebuilt Top-loader 4 speed with factory installed Hurst shifter and rare Hurst 4 speed pattern t-handle

3:25 open 9 inch rear end

Power steering. Rebuilt pump. new lines. rebuilt ram. rebuilt control valve.  

Power Brakes. New Brake system. booster. master. lines. rotors. wheel cylinders. rear brake hardware pads and shoes.

New fuel system. lines. tank and pump.

Correct Mercury Steel styled 14 inch wheels.

New BF Goodrich Tiger Paw tires

New taillight brain so the turn signals blink in sequence correctly.

Correct factory Eliminator Stripes. wing. hood scope. polypropylene chin spoiler (not the cheap fiberglass)  

Factory Competition suspension. Means heavy duty shocks. heavy duty front sway bar and rear sway bar.  

Working hide away headlights and sequential turn signals! 

Working Rim Blow steering wheel. console. nbsp;Am FM Ford radio. Original seats in near perfect condition. along with the new headliner and carpeting.  

Factory prop rod for trunk lid

All new hardware with correct plating

Re-chromed Ford bumpers

Cougar Steel style wheels (OEM type) with trim rings

New door handles. locks. quarter window Chrome and backup light housings

In the trunk is a unrestored Ford space-saver spare and Ford air can. jack and mount for the air can missing.

Body all original Mercury (Ford) steel with some minor repair to the rear quarter panels.

Paint Competition Green. done in vintage acrylic enamel  

All new Weather striping

You can see a walk around video of the car on You-tube at: https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=OidUtjxFv08

This is an exceptional car Kept in near Original condition for 48 years and you can see the value of this car at nadaguides. com http://www. nadaguides. com/Classic-Cars/1970/Mercury/Cougar/Eliminator-351-4v-2-Door-Hardtop/Values Because of this cars beautiful condition it warrants the high retail range so please look for yourselves.

This car is sold with best efforts and as is. full payment is mandatory and must be bank verified before this car is driven or leaves the premises.

Local pick up only. new owner can arrange shipping if needed.     

I truly hope the new owner of this car will treat it with all the same tender loving care and respect I have over the years and keep this great part of American history going forever. There have been thousands of dollars invested and thousands of hours invested in the restoration of this car. If you have any questions please email me I will send more pictures and be happy to chat with you all about this car.

If you wish to see this car and you are in the area I would be glad to show you.

Also please feel free to call with any questions at 262 649 6634

On Mar-23-17 at 16:04:40 PDT. seller added the following information:

On the Nada web site please add 300 hp 351 4v and the 4 speed as the page seems to remove the important option settings.

On Mar-24-17 at 08:27:32 PDT. seller added the following information:

Please note Nada has this car at $44. 00 to $55. 00 and that does not take in to account that this car is more rare because of the competition green.

Hint the reserve is not that high so if you want this car you do not have far to go!

Bid now! Great car!

Thanks again for looking


On Mar-27-17 at 05:40:22 PDT. seller added the following information:

I received an email from Mike B at the Cougar clubs of America. as some of you may know they do hard research on these cars and keep a registry. Per Mike. My 1 of 62 number is incorrect. below is what he stated and this car may be more rare than we thought! Please read

Hi Charles. br>
Yes. your car is recorded in the Eliminator Registry - it was added in June 1991! Unfortunately. that is the only previous entry for your car.

Regarding your production number of "1 of 62" - I believe that is incorrect. and that the true number is actually lower than that.
My information shows that there were 56 Competition Green Eliminators with 351C-4V and Manual Transmission. This number includes 3-speed manual and both wide- and close-ratio 4-speed manual transmissions. The Eliminator Registry currently records only 16 of those cars.

I hope that information is useful to you!

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