1969 Eliminator 428 Cobra Jet w/Ram Air!
The Cat has Found a New Home. Thanks!!!!
Here is your opportunity to bid on and own a Very Rare fully-restored 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator. This is the real deal, a Fully Documented R-code Ram Air 428 powered Eliminator with currently just under 62,800 original miles. It is 1 of 162 1969 Cougar Eliminators built with the 428 CJ engine and an Automatic Transmission. A copy of the Marti Report is included in the photos for your review. This car is also listed in the Cougar Eliminator Registry and a verification document is also included in the photos. For additional information regarding the Cougar Eliminators please visit the Official Cougar Eliminator Registry website at the link below:
This Cat has an Original 428 Cobra Jet Block with the "C" cast on the back of the block. The Date code is: 9B20 which fits in with the April 11, 1969 build date of the car. There is no VIN number on the pad on the rear of the block where they normally were stamped so it is possible it could be a service replacement block or possibly it was never stamped from the factory. There is no way of knowing being now 40+ years later.
It has the correct Cobra Jet Cast Iron tailshaft C-6 transmission with the "R" servo along with the original 33 spline 9" 3.50 ratio Traction-lok rearend. The car was originally Bright Blue Metallic with Blue Vinyl interior. The car's colors were changed to a Competition Blue exterior and a Black interior by a previous owner along with a few other minor cosmetic changes. This car turns heads everywhere it goes.
The options this car was originally produced with according to the Marti report include: the Eliminator Package, C-6 Automatic Transmission, Optional (3:50) Rear Axle Ratio, Traction-Lok differential, Ram Air, Console, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Hood Pins, AM Radio, Decor Interior Group, and Remote Control Left Hand Racing Mirror.
Everything on this car has been gone though, the engine and transmission were rebuilt during its restoration, the Traction-lok rear is currently being rebuilt and will be completed long before the auction ends. Nearly everything else that could be purchased for this car both mechanically and cosmetically was during its restoration. Approximately $60,000 has been invested into the purchase and restoration of this car between myself and the previous owner of this car. Nearly all of the trim, emblems, bumpers etc. have been replaced with either NOS, reproduction, or super nice original pieces. The paint is very nice but there are a few minor flaws but they are too small to show up in the photos. The headlights and tailights work as they should, as does the AM Radio.
This car runs nice and has been driven about 300 miles since its restoration. This car can be inspected in person most anytime (weather permitting) by appointment. I have provided a link below to the Collectors Car Market Pricing Guide just to show how much this car is valued at. The Collectors Car Market is widely recognized as having "real" handle on the current market trends regarding the pricing and value of collector cars unlike the NADA's highly inflated pricing.