Vehicle descriptionGateway Classic Cars of Ft Lauderdale is pleased to offer this beautiful 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator for sale in their Indianapolis showroom. Mercury introduced the Cougar in 1967 as the Pony Car wars were in full swing. Mercury was reluctant to bulk up the Cougar and take on the muscle market, a place where rivals like the SS396 Camaro and Ram Air 400 Firebird had already begun staking territory. By 1969, the Mustang was knuckling against these two with its 428 Cobra Jet Mach 1, and Mercury could no longer sit on the sidelines. By mid-year, the division had jumped into the fray with the Eliminator. The name was taken from a Cougar show car and from the 1968 Cougar Eliminator funny car driven by "Dyno" Don Nicholson. Management fathomed that racing exposure could heighten Mercury's profile with young performance buyers. Decked in bright colors, blacked out grilles, body stripes, spoilers and decals, the Eliminator was based on the standard Cougar and came with a choice of engines from mild to wild. This awesome bright green 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator is powered by a 351 Cleveland V8 mated to a 3 speed FMX Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. With a beautiful black interior, this is one fantastic looking machine! Options on this 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator include Am/FM Radio, Spare Tire, Tilt Wheel, Power Front Disc Brakes, Power Steering, and Competition suspension. Be sure to visit our web-page at www.gatewayclassiccars.com to view 100+ HD pictures, as well as a short video of the Jeep in action. Better yet, stop by our Indianapolis showroom and see her in person. Located at 4020 NW 126th Ave Suite 108, Coral Springs FL 33065. Call us directly at 954-227-4202, and we will be happy to share additional information, or schedule an appointment for you to experience this amazing car.
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