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I saw these pictures posted in the 67-68 parts for sale section of this forum. I have never seen these emblems before. What type of car did they come from and what year? Always looking to learn :).
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The Eliminators were apparently going to be called the GT-E originally. Someone at Mercury changed their mind and as a result a whole lot of those badges are floating around at swap meets and on eBay. I see a fellow named Babe Hahnle at Columbus with a set for sale every year. Maybe he has a big box of them? Since they are not correct for any car they are sort of a neat curiosity.
 

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The ones I have are diffently originals, they are marked on backs with a c9 number, not reproductions,but who knows how many are out there anymore.
Hope they get to someone some day to make them work on a great 69 cougar somehow.
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At the April Columbus swap meet the guy who runs the "Red Barn Resto" told me he sold his last one for $200.
 

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I can't imagine why anyone would reproduce these with a good supply of them and no cars to use them on. I bet Ken bought them from Babe. Babe sells only NOS parts. No reproductions.


The ones I have are diffently originals, they are marked on backs with a c9 number, not reproductions,but who knows how many are out there anymore.
Hope they get to someone some day to make them work on a great 69 cougar somehow.
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Royce, thanks for the info on these type of emblems. I am glad Mercury kept the GT-E as we know it, a 7 litre car. Eliminators are cool cars, so that is a little bit of neat history.
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I've been in the planning stages of a 69 Cougar GT or GT-E clone project for a while now and if the price is right I'd like to have this set......
 
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