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Mercury is dead, long live Mercury! You’ve probably by now seen no less than a dozen tributes to Mercury history following yesterday’s news that Ford axed the marque. We’ll pay tribute in our own way, by checking out one of the hottest vintage Mercury vehicles for sale on Hemmings.com, this 1969 Cougar Eliminator. From the seller’s description:
TRUE!! 428 Ram Air ELIMINATOR . “IF YOU DESIRE TO HAVE THE BEST, AND SHOP BY QUALITY RATHER THAN PRICE, HERE IS THE CAR FOR YOU”. VERY RARE 1 OF 170 PER KEVIN MARTI!!! This is an Absolutely Gorgeous, and Very Rare Numbers Matching 428 Cobra Jet Eliminator with the ‘Ram-Air Induction’ The completely rust-free exterior contains a concourse quality re-paint of the original Mercury Bright YELLOW [9-code] with Black eliminator stripes. All glass is Original and all trim and chrome is either NOS or refinished to the highest standard. Options include: complete ELIMINATOR package with Ram Air Induction, remote left hand racing mirror & hood pins, power front disc brakes, power steering, tinted glass, styled steel wheels with BF GOODRICH radial tire and competition handling package. The INTERIOR, is completely restored in the correct Mercury Black Vinyl with high-back bucket seats, Eliminator package with Decor Group, AM radio, C-6 automatic! The Engine compartment is restored to the highest degree. The engine, transmission, and rear end have been re-built to original specifications. This ELIMINATOR has had every nut and bolt detailed…NO CORNERS WERE CUT. NO EXPENSE WAS SPARED! Deluxe Marti Report. This One is Perfect Throughout.
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