For Sale: 1970 Mercury Cougar in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

Super Cobra Jet Eliminator with a Drag Pack. One of four in this configuration. Rarest of rare and best of the best. Fully documented, registered car with an impeccable restoration. Was a clean car to start with. These are still under the radar in terms of collectability but are moving north.

One of 2,257 Cougars produced with Eliminator Package in 1970
One of 127 Eliminators produced with the 428 SCJ Drag Pack option
One of only five known to exist with C6 automatic transmission and 3.91 rear end per David Wyras, the Eliminator Registrar with the Cougar Club
One of one produced as equipped per Marti Report
Previously restored by Cougar Specialist KTL Restorations
Later sent to Marcus Anghel in Scottsdale, Arizona for NOS component location and installation
Original drivetrain and sheet metal
Original matching numbers 428 Super Cobra Jet V-8 engine
Original driveline
External oil and power steering coolers
C6 automatic transmission
3.91 V-code nodular rear end
Power steering and brakes
Competition Blue with Blue interior
Front and rear spoilers
Hi-back Bucket seats and center console
Color-keyed mirrors
Styled steel wheels
Goodyear Polyglas tires

The production figures listed in this Cougar Eliminator's Marti Report indicate that it is the only one that Mercury built in 1970 with its unique combination of speed equipment and optional accessories. While there were more than 70,000 Cougars built in the 1970 model year, just 2,268 of them were the hot Eliminator models. The Cougar Eliminators were cats apart from the rest with their bold hood and fender stripes, a hood scoop, front and rear spoilers and three high-performance engine options.

This Competition Blue Eliminator has the rarest of the three V-8s-the 428 Cobra Jet, which had power ratings of 335 HP and 450 lb-ft of torque. The car's Drag Pak option-consisting of a beefed-up bottom end, external oil cooler and 3.91 gears in the Traction-Lok rear end-not only upgraded the Cobra Jet to Super Cobra Jet status, but also made this Cougar rarer still as one of 127 built. Cougar Club Eliminator Registrar David Wyras said this car is one of five that combined the Drag Pak option and a C6 automatic transmission ("Select-Shift" in Mercury speak). Collectors take note: the Cougar's driveline, from the matching-numbers 428 SCJ to the nodular rear end, is factory-original equipment.

All Cougar Eliminators with the 428 CJ were equipped with Mercury's Competition Handling Package, which included firmer springs and shocks, as well as a larger front sway bar. Also ordered for this car were the optional power front disc/rear drum brakes and power steering. F70-14 tires were standard equipment; on this Cougar, they are mounted on Mercury's optional styled-steel wheels. The Cougar's interior includes blue vinyl high-back bucket seats and a console surrounding the C6's floor shifter. An earlier restoration by Cougar Specialist KTL Restorations retained the car's original sheet metal, and, more recently, the car went to Marcus Anghel of Anghel Restorations of Scottsdale, Arizona, for the addition of NOS components and freshening to make this car as factory-correct as it can be.

Those in the Eliminator world know the car well. This car has a $200K plus restoration so if you want one and want the best, this is it.

We welcome your questions and purchase inquiries. Please call 610 900 6097. We are open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. Additional hours are available by appointment. Our state law prohibits Sunday operation.

Our model is to honestly display the products that we present. We strive to provide our customers with a complete and accurate description of the vehicle being sold. We do not use photo shop or alter our images in any way.

For fast efficient service, the buyer is charged $90 for the cost of overnight mailing of paperwork, title transfers and 30-day temporary tags for out-of-state residents.

There are no other fees, taxes, or charges unless you live in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania residents will be charged Pennsylvania sales tax.

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Mercury Cougar
  • Listing ID: CC-1651653
  • Price: $269,900
  • Location:West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Cougar
  • Exterior Color:Cobalt Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:12786
  • VIN:OF91Q537975
Listed By:
CC Classic Cars
315 Westtown Rd. #2
West Chester, PA 19382

Contact Seller

Characters /500
 Sign me up for the Newsletter
By contacting this seller you accept
ClassicCars.com Visitors Agreement.
Interested in something else? Search these similar vehicles...