1970 Mercury Cougar Cobra Jet Eliminator - Beautifully Restored! The Real Deal!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Cougar
- SubModel: Cobra Jet Eliminator
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Eliminator
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 54,992
- VIN: OF91Q509914
- Color: Competition Orange
- Engine size: 428 4 Bbl 335hp
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: c6 Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1970 Mercury Cougar Cobra Jet Eliminator offered with a reserve
This very special car has covered only 54,922 miles from new, aving been treated like a collectors item its entire life, nd used sparingly. Sold new in Santa Ana, A, he car was fully restored a few years back and taken down to bare metal prior to repaint. Finished in the desirable Competition Orange with many rare options including Ram Air Induction, ir Conditioning, ower Steering, nd Power Disc Brakes, he car comes with its Original Invoice and Marti Report.
This is a rare Blue Chip Muscle car that will be the perfect addition to your collection.
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The introduction of the Cougar finally gave Mercury its own "pony car". Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, he Cougar would be the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades. The Cougar was available in two models (base and XR-7) and only came in one body style (a two-door hardtop). Engine choices ranged from the 200 hp 289 in3 two-barrel V8 to the 335 hp 390 in four-barrel V8. A notable performance package called the GT was available on both the base and XR-7 Cougars. This included the 390 in V8, s well as a performance handling package and other performance enhancements. The 1967 Cougar, ith the internal code T-7, ent on sale September 30, 966. It was based on the 1967 refaced first-generation Mustang,but with a 3-inch-longer wheelbase and new sheet metal. A full-width divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars defined the front fascia—it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille. At the rear, similar treatment saw the license plate surrounded on both sides with vertically slatted grillework concealing taillights (with sequential turn signals), styling touch taken from the Thunderbird. A deliberate effort was made to give the car a more "European" flavor than the Mustang, t least to American buyers' eyes. Aside from the base model and the luxurious XR-7, nly one performance package was available for either model: the sporty GT. The XR-7 model brought a simulated wood-grained dashboard with a full set of black-faced competition instruments and toggle switches, n overhead console, T-type center automatic transmission shifter (if equipped with the optional Merc-O-Matic transmission), nd leather/vinyl upholstery. This was the only generation with covered headlights, hich were deployed using a vacuum canister system that kept the doors down when a vacuum condition existed in the lines, rovided by the engine when it was running. If a loss of vacuum occurred, he doors would retract up so that the headlights were visible if the system should fail.
Mercury was serious about the Cougar being the performance icon for the company. The XR7-G, amed for Mercury road racer Dan Gurney, ame with all sorts of performance add-ons, ncluding a hood scoop, ucas fog lamps, nd hood pins. Engine selection was limited only to the 302, 90, nd 428 V8. A total of 619 XR7-Gs were produced, nd only 14 Gs were produced with the 428 CJ. The 7.0-L GT-E package was available on both the standard and XR-7 Cougars and came with the 427 V8. The 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air was available in limited numbers on the GT-E beginning 1 April 1968. Conservatively rated at 335 hp, he 428 Cobra Jet could produce much more from the factory. A total of 394 GT-Es were produced, 57 with the 427 and 37 with the 428. The GT-E came with power front disc brakes as standard.
The Eliminator performance package appeared for the first time in 1969. A 351-in3 four-barrel Windsor V8 was standard under the hood, ith the 390 four-barrel V8, he 428CJ and the Boss 302 available as options. The Eliminator also featured a blacked-out grille, pecial side stripes, ront and rear spoilers, n optional Ram Air induction system, full gauge package including tachometer, pgraded "Decor" interior trim, pecial high-back bucket seats, ally wheels, aised white letter tires and a performance-tuned suspension and handling package. It also came in a variety of vibrant colors, uch as White, right Blue Metallic, ompetition Orange, nd Bright Yellow. Only two Cougars were produced with the Boss 429 V8, aking them the rarest Cougars ever built. Both were factory drag cars, uilt for "Fast Eddie" Schartman and "Dyno" Don Nicholson.
In 1970, he upgraded "Décor" interior and styled steel wheels, tandard '69 Eliminator equipment, ere moved to the options list for the 1970 Eliminator. No Eliminator convertibles were factory produced in either 1969 or 1970. Our Ebay Policies:
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