1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

VIN# 9F91M563409

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I spotted this car on a small used car lot in Oklahoma City and it was complete with white wall tires and because the car had been repainted, it was missing part of the Eliminator stripe.  The hood scoop and rear wing were intact as well as all the Eliminator specific interior pieces.

This car was my only car for quite a long time.  I used it to tow my Kawasaki GPZ1100 to the race track and then later restored the car when I was able to afford a pickup truck.  Then the car got taken apart again and made into a bracket racer.  Look through the pictures to see the transformation.

The car had a 351 Windsor and would run 11.70 with a small shot of NOS and would run a high 12 with just the engine.  I had a spare set of Magnum 500's for the rear with some little 9" slicks so I actually drove it on the street that way for some time.  I converted the car to a top-loader 4-speed and ran 4.56 gears with a detroit-locker rear end.

While I had this car I joined the Cougar Club of America and later started the registry for Eliminators and kept those records for several years.  I took this car to many car events and never stopped having fun with it.  I had such a desire to own a Shelby Mustang for many years, but couldn't afford to buy one.  I had someone come up and offer to trade me for a 1968 Shelby GT350.  I did, and was ultimately disappointed in the Shelby and sold it fairly quickly.

 

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The day I brought it home.  Notice the white walls!
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The windows had yellow overspray on them from the quickie paint job.
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Yes...........it was my daily driver.
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It served as a tow vehicle for the GPZ1100 drag bike.
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It served as a tow vehicle for the GPZ1100 drag bike.
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Great stance!
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This is the engine bay after a ton of detailing work.
 
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Starting to look nice.
 
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Then it got transformed into a bracket racer.
 
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Here is the engine just prior to installation.
 
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Converted it over to a 4 speed.  Quite a job.
 

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