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Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 08 Mar 2018, 18:49
by Leroy R
Sorry about your cousin. It appears he had a nice collection of Cougars, 2 Boss 302 Eliminators and a 351 4V Eliminator. There also seems to be one VIN missing from the list too if there are 9. Were you not able to read the first two digits of the VIN on that last one? Looking forward to seeing some pictures. You might want to go here and order basic Marti Reports for each of them so you will know the basic details about how they came off the production line. http://www.martiauto.com/martireports.cfm

I grew up mostly on and around the Fort Knox area, but live in Texas now.

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 08 Mar 2018, 21:27
by badcatt
I think it would be a good idea to have an appraiser come look at the collection. Or someone that knows Cougars at the least. There may be someone from this group that may have the time to come out and look them over. The Eliminators are worth more then the others, the Boss 302 cars are worth more even if missing the correct power train. Though that drops the value a bunch. A good auto appraiser could give you appointment sales values, they usually give insurance values that are higher then sales values. Knowing the over all condition of each car is really needed to ascertain true values. IE a rusted out Boss 302 missing it's power train may be worth less then a base 351 2V in near mint condition.
Good luck with this. I know several good people have already reached out to you from here.

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 09 Mar 2018, 06:57
by ssava
Sorry for your loss. I'm just south of you in Nashville.

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 20 Mar 2018, 15:26
by Mike_B_SVT
So, did anyone hear anything back from Brian?

*Sorry ~ I guess the seller's name is Scott! He must have been saying thanks to Brian Carpenter, and I misunderstood.

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 20 Mar 2018, 15:35
by elmn8tr69
He emailed me back and said that he was going to be working on getting the cars out of storage and photographed -

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 20 Apr 2018, 16:22
by katnip302
Well, I had a tentative appointment set for tomorrow, Saturday, 4-21 to meet with Scott... key word being had. Scott informed me last evening that his Cousin's Widow, had decided to accept a $25K cash offer from a previous looker. During that conversation, Scott also passed along that She was ready to sell and move forward with the process. Scott also said that the buyer has (3) male Grandson's and plans to restore (3) of the Cougars as family projects. And, that some donor parts might be used from the other cars for those restoration efforts.
Scott is a straight-up guy. :)

Maybe the new owner of this collection will chime in soon...

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 08 May 2018, 04:08
by BossElim69
I looked at the Cougars before they sold. I wasn't interested in all on them. I just wanted the 70 Boss Eliminator. They were all serious project cars except for one.

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 08 May 2018, 10:35
by Mike_B_SVT
katnip302 wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 16:22
Well, I had a tentative appointment set for tomorrow, Saturday, 4-21 to meet with Scott... key word being had. Scott informed me last evening that his Cousin's Widow, had decided to accept a $25K cash offer from a previous looker. During that conversation, Scott also passed along that She was ready to sell and move forward with the process. Scott also said that the buyer has (3) male Grandson's and plans to restore (3) of the Cougars as family projects. And, that some donor parts might be used from the other cars for those restoration efforts.
Scott is a straight-up guy. :)

Maybe the new owner of this collection will chime in soon...
BossElim69 wrote:
08 May 2018, 04:08
I looked at the Cougars before they sold. I wasn't interested in all on them. I just wanted the 70 Boss Eliminator. They were all serious project cars except for one.
Any pictures or other details on the Eliminators? Would be nice to get these thoroughly documented, if possible.

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 08 May 2018, 11:36
by BossElim69
70 Boss Eliminator competition orange although very nice condition with good paint and was missing the Boss drive train. Damage all down the passenger side as he hit the whole side of the car with some other piece of equipment while moving things around in the barn. Worst damage was to the quarter panel door latch area. All of it was repairable.
The 70 Eliminator 351 with the sun roof had lots of rust issues to the bottom side and around the wheel house arches. One of the other Cougars would need sacrificed to save this one. Competition gold with white interior. Would be a nice looking Eliminator once restored. Most Cougars had the engine out and pieces were loose. I think the agreed on price was good for both seller and buyer. A lot of labor to move everything and you only had a month to do it.

No pictures were taken.

Re: 9 Cougars now up for sale

Posted: 10 Aug 2018, 11:29
by elmn8tr69
What takes roughly 6 days spread out over a 2 month period, three separate trips, 2,862 miles, roughly 477 gallons of diesel, one Penske 26 foot truck rental and a few select people (Michael Richards, Mitchell Jones and Bennie Wingate) that are just as crazy about cars as I am? The Burrows Cougar collection move. I wanted to give an update on the Cougar collection that many people saw listed on the Classic Cougar Community forum a few months ago.

Here’s how it all started. Like many people I saw the posting in the forum regarding these cars.
After a flurry of emails and phone calls a quick trip to Kentucky was in order and I was able to view the cars on Saturday, April 14th. The cars were spread between two buildings. The first building we went to had the following:

1969 Standard Convertible VIN 9F92H518399
1970 Eliminator Sunroof car VIN 0F91M537530
1970 Eliminator Boss 302 car VIN 0F91G508823
1969 Sports Special VIN 9F91H582270
1969 Standard Convertible VIN 9F92H510384

We carefully looked over the cars but also the parts that were in this building – one full loft and the area below as filled with engines, car parts etc. a LOT of stuff – a lot of HEAVY stuff. But where was that 69 G code Boss 302? We had another building to look at!
The second building door was opened and voila! I see the following:

1969 Standard Convertible VIN 9F92H557884
1969 Standard Convertible VIN 9F92H519754
1969 Standard Coupe VIN 9F91H589332
1969 Standard Coupe VIN TBA-parts car

Wait-none of these cars have a G in the VIN? Where’s the 69 Boss 302 car at? Well –sad story-apparently that car WAS in the building until a few weeks before when a decision was made to make room – it must have been a pitiful site- it had only a rolling unibody – missing everything!! So the decision was that no one would want this car and in order to move things around it would be best to get it out of there and (yes) SCRAP IT!! So off it went to a recycling center where it was indeed SCRAPPED!!

(I will post that VIN in a separate email-whats sad is that I was able to locate the original hood, hood scoop, rear spoiler, buck tag, etc.)

I was heartbroken!! That took the wind right out of my sails! I returned to Georgia a bit disappointed but still knew that there was indeed one real BOSS 302 in the mix and a 70 Sunroof Eliminator along with a lot of potential.

There was a lot of “stuff” that went with the sale of the Cougars. I was drawn to this opportunity for several reasons-like others I have been searching for a 69 or 70 Boss 302 and the ability to secure the cars in this collection also required the purchase of the “whole lot”. The other thing I wanted to do was get closer to my hobby and passion – working around and being around these cars. Some personal decisions had recently been made that would free up a little more time for this so I plunged in and secured the deal. But wait, how was I going to get these cars down to Georgia- almost all with flat tires, some didn't roll that well and where would I be able to store the cars and parts? As fate has it, the two most critical issues of space and storage was solved by a good friend that has a little more space than I do. Remember that crazy Cougar guy Michael Richards– he made it possible!

This honestly was not a quick and easy decision. The distance and volume of items was a bit overwhelming. However the thing that kept bringing me back around was the fact that the ability to purchase a collection of this size is just simply something that does not happen very often. It might be the ONLY time an opportunity like this would come up. I’m big on the personal side of our passions so more on that later. So the deal was done.
As mentioned earlier all of the cars and parts are now in Georgia. So what’s next?

First is some serious organizing. The parts were all stored rather quickly in a 40 ft. metal container. The cars all have covers and are stored. I have made the decision to take one car at a time. We are going to simply get the car running so it can be moved around more easily, cleaned up with light detailing and then sell it. Many of the cars needed parts, engines etc…so it will be no easy task but the experience will be worth the effort. I have not made the decision on the two Eliminators – I am leaning towards keeping them but really no decision has been made and they will be DONE LAST. As I get organized I will be listing cars/parts for sell in this forum first, then several FB forums and last will be Ebay. At this point I am still doing some serious organization so I cannot really tell anyone what we got but I promise you will see updates in the FOR SALE section on this forum when we get started. Pics and Marti reports coming