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New member here. Im looking for a certain cougar in particular. It was my Grandfathers and was sold in or around 96 in the midwest region. I last saw it in the far south suburbs of Chicago but have heard that it was sold to a collector in Indiana.

It is a very distinct car and love it or hate it you probably wont forget seeing it. Im hoping you guys can reunite me with a car from my childhood.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Ian
 

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Wow, Your Grandfather liked colors. I hope you find it. Please tell us more about it. Did he race it? Is it an eliminator? 428 or maybe a Boss 302? Good luck with your quest.
 

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I've never seen it, but will now never forget it!
 

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This car certainly looks like an inspiration for the Hot Wheels Eliminator...good luck with finding the car. Lord knows I searched for a long long time to find mine!
 

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Wow, Your Grandfather liked colors. I hope you find it. Please tell us more about it. Did he race it? Is it an eliminator? 428 or maybe a Boss 302? Good luck with your quest.
I don't know much of the details because i was 12-14 when it was around. I don't have a VIN or any tag info on it but it was definitely a small block car. I also have to guess it was an eliminator judging by the body panels but i guess a scoop, wheels, and wing can be added to any car right? Black leather interior, buckets and a console, automatic trans and sounded like the four horsemen were coming for you when you mashed the loud pedal!

My grandfather didn't race it... legally anyway. He was a collector and this was one of 4 cars that got passed around after he died. As a kid i daydreamed about it being my first car HA! We took it to a few car shows and i washed it whenever they would let me near it.

Im a car nut now in part because of this car and the inspiration it was to me. If its not for sale id just like to know its whereabouts and that its being taken care of.

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Suddenly have the urge to throw on a Grateful Dead disc....is there a Hotwheels car like that? Something about it does look familiar somehow - or maybe it's because there is a mopar running around here with a paint scheme no to far from this
 

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That thing's neat. The whole retro paintjob scene and such is HUGE right now. If you find it and it still looks the same, you'll steal every cruise night you take it to.
 

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Hello Ian and welcome to the Forum. I recall this 69 Stray Cat being at one of the pre-2000 Car Craft Nat's in Duquoin, IL... but, haven't seen it since. If this Cougar does happen to be in Indiana; unfortunately don't know the owner. Hope you can run her down, and this Forum is a good starting point. Best of luck to You with your search.
 

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I had always wanted to track it down but didn't have anything to go on until my dad pulled this pictures out. A paint job aint much but its something. Wish i had the VIN, this would be so much easier.
 

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Here's a picture of the Hot Wheels car I'm referring to...

 

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Hello Ian and welcome to the Forum. I recall this 69 Stray Cat being at one of the pre-2000 Car Craft Nat's in Duquoin, IL... but, haven't seen it since. If this Cougar does happen to be in Indiana; unfortunately don't know the owner. Hope you can run her down, and this Forum is a good starting point. Best of luck to You with your search.
I have Googled and Binged 1998 CC Nats to try to find a glimpse of it to no avail. Think the chamber of commerce or the fair grounds might keep the registries?
 

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No but Car Craft or "Special Events Inc. which was the organization promoting those shows along with the Hot Rod Power Tour back in the late 90s might.
 

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New member here. Im looking for a certain cougar in particular. It was my Grandfathers and was sold in or around 96 in the midwest region. I last saw it in the far south suburbs of Chicago but have heard that it was sold to a collector in Indiana.

It is a very distinct car and love it or hate it you probably wont forget seeing it. Im hoping you guys can reunite me with a car from my childhood.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Ian
I wonder if the rear mounted antenna is original and how many 69's had it. That could make it easier to track down.
 

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Just noticed single exhaust pipe, so likely not an Eliminator.
Except that it is on the wrong side for a factory single exhaust. May be, may not be an Eliminator. I hope Ian finds it.
 

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Cool car and I like the name. I just bet it gets found. Someone has got to remember that paint job!
 

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I think the rear mount power antenna is aftermarket.

I wonder if the rear mounted antenna is original and how many 69's had it. That could make it easier to track down.
 

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what suburb was it in that might help if it was at Dukes Frosted Mug or somewhere else the usual old car hop hangouts on the southside.
 
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