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Fellow Cougar Fans,
This may be a long shot, but here goes. I’m looking to trade my non-running 1969 Cougar Eliminator Rust and Damage Free Project Car for your running driver quality 1970 351C Cougar Eliminator. I simply don’t have the time to complete another project at this time, and I want to get into a running/driving car now! Included with my Eliminator is a complete 428CJ engine, and 4 speed transmission setup. (or if you want a C6 automatic I can swing that too). I’m looking for a real 1970 Cougar Eliminator – no clones please. Prefer a competition blue, comp green or Comp Orange car. Automatic trans is OK, 4 speed even better. Let me know what you have. Will re-assemble the parts on the Eliminator if desired, and deliver the parts and the car to you if we can work out a deal.
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</p>1969 Cougar Eliminator hardtop, VIN #9F91S562843, 65A, 6, 5B, 10D, 52, 6, U. Translation = 390-4V, C6 automatic, 1 of 182 390/automatic Eliminators made in 1969. This Cougar Eliminator has a clear Utah Title. Original Color: Paint Code 6 - Bright Blue Metallic / Interior Code 5B Light Ice Blue and black interior. The car was invoiced on 4/21/1969. Sold to Lynch Lincoln Mercury, 1229 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA. 90401. This dealership is still in business today!
I have owned this Cougar Eliminator since 1992 when I bought the Eliminator in Salt Lake City Utah. It had an incorrect small block 302 engine and C4 trans under the hood. It needs overall restoration. It has been parked (mostly indoors) since 1993. This is a real Cougar Eliminator, as documented by the Eminger Report. The mileage reads 39,000 which I believe is actually 139,000 miles.
Per the Eminger report, this Eliminator has many unique options, including Eliminator package (hi-back bucket seats with comfortweave vinyl, unique instrument panel with tach, rallye clock and trip odometer, visual check warning lights, anti-lift front spoiler, rear deck air foil spoiler, styled steel wheels, black out front grille, hood scoop, body side Eliminator tape, Racing mirror left hand remote controlled, performance axle, Eliminator decore group includes, curb molding, rim blow steering wheel, custom door trim, door mounted courtesy lights, padded interior moldings), 390-4V V8 engine, C6 Select-shift automatic transmission, performance tire and handling group with F70x14 belted traction tires, sports console, power steering, power disc brakes, Tilt-tilt away steering wheel, whisper Aire conditioner, AM Radio, Tinted glass, and Deluxe seat and front shoulder belts. This was a loaded up Eliminator, with a list price of $4581.
All the hard to find Eliminator parts are still present, including the correct hood scoop, 1969 only rear deck spoiler (mint shape), nice camera case dash and clock, and Elim block off panel (not installed yet). A Grade A mint condition front grille and center grille- with no cracks, no breaks and virtually no pitting! The original tilt column, and rim blow steering wheel are of course included. The 428 CJ 15/16 inch front sway bar is there. The original 9 inch rear end _ 3.00 open, 28 spline is there.
This is a nearly rust free car _ always a California, Utah and Arizona car, just one small quarter sized spot of rust down low on the driver_s quarter. Will look awesome when done, blue with white Eliminator striping and white interior. Original floors, quarters, etc. all are very nice! Driver_s door does have some bondo on it. Needs new paint, one poor repaint years ago. Remnants of the original white Eliminator stripe are still present in the jams.

The original light blue Code 5B (and black) interior was worn and had door speaker holes cut into the door panels, so I was planning to change over to a white and black interior (white seats, white door panels, white headliner, and black carpet, black dash and console. Included is a new Eliminator rear seat cover set in white comfort weave, and correct front white decore door panels (which are very hard to find!). I haven_t ordered the white front seat covers yet, but these are available new from West Coast Classic Cougar.<o:p></o:p>

Parts included are:<o:p></o:p>
· Very nice Grade A minus 1969 Cougar fenders<o:p></o:p>
· Mint condition Grade A hood<o:p></o:p>
· Restored hood and front fender trim (eyebrows).<o:p></o:p>
· Restored deck lid trim (stainless steel)<o:p></o:p>
· Re-chromed back up light housings<o:p></o:p>
· Reproduction new front spoiler (correct plastic style)<o:p></o:p>
· Nice dash pad and rim blow wheel<o:p></o:p>
· Nice center console<o:p></o:p>
· Five 10 hole painted (factory correct) wheels with trim rings and caps included.<o:p></o:p>
· Restored gas door emblem<o:p></o:p>
· Re-chromed gas door trim<o:p></o:p>
· New black carpet<o:p></o:p>
· Nice black seat belts<o:p></o:p>
· New reproduction set _ hood lock pins and cables<o:p></o:p>

The original 390 V8 GT engine and C6 auto transmission were missing when I bought the car, but I have a serious 428CJ upgrade planned for this Eliminator.<o:p></o:p>
Engine Parts included:<o:p></o:p>
· 1966 428 FE engine, with 1969 428CJ heads (Engine is dis-assembled, ready for rebuild). <o:p></o:p>
· 1969 428CJ Exhaust manifolds (used condition)<o:p></o:p>
· 1966 Mercury script Pent roof valve covers freshly re-chromed (cost me $200 for rechrome - not cheap!). <o:p></o:p>
· Toploader 4 speed (small input shaft) and 4 speed Hurst comp plus shifter (after market)<o:p></o:p>
· FE Bellhousing<o:p></o:p>
· 4 speed pedal set up<o:p></o:p>
· Edelbrock F427 4V intake manifold. (after market version of the PI intake)<o:p></o:p>
· 1967 T-bird style 390 air cleaner (this is the rare one to make a factory clone). <o:p></o:p>
· C80E cobra jet fan + fan clutch<o:p></o:p>
· C9ZE 24 inch radiator. <o:p></o:p>
· C9AE-U carb 428CJ replacement carb (735 cfm)- needs rebuild<o:p></o:p>
· FE engine stands and motor mounts.<o:p></o:p>
· I_ll work with you to provide all the other misc parts needed, nuts, bolts, etc. <o:p></o:p>

Some parts I don_t yet have. Known missing restoration parts include: <o:p></o:p>
· FE Fan shroud<o:p></o:p>
· 1969 Philco working AM radio<o:p></o:p>
· Body Stripe kit - white<o:p></o:p>
· Front seat foam (same as 1969 Mach 1 Mustang)<o:p></o:p>
· White headliner<o:p></o:p>
· Rear decore panels in white (I was planning to dye the original blue ones white)<o:p></o:p>
· 390 air cleaner snorkel and heat riser, 390 AC brackets
· 428CJ H pipe

I put a trade value on the car+parts at approx. ~$15000. A few photos are below. I can provide more photos if needed. Thanks!
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