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For two years the Eliminator roamed the streets looking for prey. Although you could get an engine available from Mercury in the Eliminator, the Cobra Jet 428 and Super Cobra Jet 428 were common under the hood. This was also the only Cougar to get the Boss 302. The Eliminator Registry is maintained by Dave Wyrwas.
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Post by Cougarinva » 25 Sep 2013, 10:54

Hello,

Wanted to find out what I could regarding the current status of the registry and how I could get information regarding it? I believe my car is already registered? I was in contact with Jim Pinkerton and Randy Goodling back in the mid nineties regardiing my car. Unfortunately life caught up with me for a while and I've not been able to keep up with the hobby. I still have the car, which has been in dry storage for the last 15 years. The car was involved in a minor accident which damaged some front sheet metal, unfortunately. I've been gathering parts all this time (I now have eight parts cars), and hope to start the rebuild soon (am currently "Frankenstiening" a "play car" to get some experience before I dive into the "real" car). Anyway, I was hoping to gather some information regarding the status of my car within the registry. I know there was some speculation regarding the car being very early production, but I don't know where it comes in order of production, number of sunroof cars with this color combo (white with blue interior, I know of one other at least, there were 161 total Eiminators according the Marti Report), etc. Any information that would flesh out anything particular regarding this car would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Post by CougarCJ » 25 Sep 2013, 11:36

I am guessing that this is an Eliminator? VIN sequence falls on the first day of production, which was April 1, 1969.
Look on your door tag, is the code for the date 01D ?
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Post by 70b302cat » 25 Sep 2013, 11:49

Scott, yes it is an Eliminator, one of the 22 in the Registry with a 01D scheduled build date.

Kristopher, yes your vehicle is in the registry. It is the second lowest serial number known. There maybe some between yours and Mark P's (559473) which is confirmed by Kevin Marti as the lowest Eliminator serial number. In 1969, there were 101 sunroof Eliminators and the registry knows of 3 that were white. My guess based on knowing that there were 406 white Eliminators in 1969, that the number with sunroofs would be somewhere around 18.
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Post by Cougarinva » 25 Sep 2013, 11:52

Yes, this is an Eliminator. Sorry, assumed that would be understood posting on this section. This is an 01D Date Code Car, Interior Code 5B (Blue Vynyl High Back Buckets, Eliminator Interior), DSO 17, 65A Body (Cougar Hdtp), Color Code "M" (White Ext).

Hope this helps.

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Post by MrEos » 25 Sep 2013, 11:53

You can find links to Registrars at the CCOA Registry page.

The eliminator registrar is a member here and may join in this thread. (edit: He did while I was typing)

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Post by Cougarinva » 25 Sep 2013, 11:55

70b302cat wrote:Scott, yes it is an Eliminator, one of the 22 in the Registry with a 01D scheduled build date.

Kristopher, yes your vehicle is in the registry. It is the second lowest serial number known. There maybe some between yours and Mark P's (559473) which is confirmed by Kevin Marti as the lowest Eliminator serial number. In 1969, there were 101 sunroof Eliminators and the registry knows of 3 of them. My guess based on knowing that there were 406 white Eliminators in 1969, that the number with sunroofs would be somewhere around 18.

Awesome! Appreciate the information Dave! I'm looking forward to getting more involved with people in the Hobby with Cougars and especially other Eliminator owners more and more. Thanks again!

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Post by Cougarinva » 25 Sep 2013, 11:58

MrEos wrote:You can find links to Registrars at the CCOA Registry page.

The eliminator registrar is a member here and may join in this thread. (edit: He did while I was typing)

Thanks! I am planning on re-upping my CCOA Membership very soon! (Hopefully will be forgiven for letting it lapse for the last few years...)

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Post by Cougarinva » 25 Sep 2013, 12:04

Cougarinva wrote:
70b302cat wrote:...In 1969, there were 101 sunroof Eliminators and the registry knows of 3 of them...
Interesting, I had heard that there were approximately 27 or so Sunroof Elminators accounted for? (just saw the edit, 3 white ones, got it!)

Has the story behind these cars ever been fully fleshed out? I remember something about all 101 being ordered for Hertz and used as rentals initially?

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 25 Sep 2013, 13:04

Sweet!

Post up a picture or two if you get a chance. Can't wait to hear more about your car, and the progression of your work!
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1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
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Looking for an Eliminator? Then be sure to check out the "Eliminators on the Market" thread in the Classic Cougars For Sale section of the forum!

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Post by Cougarinva » 25 Sep 2013, 13:11

Mike_B_SVT wrote:Sweet!

Post up a picture or two if you get a chance. Can't wait to hear more about your car, and the progression of your work!

Believe me, nothing much to look at right now. The car has already been stripped to the unibody and doors, all parts labelled and stored. I have one old pic that I took right after I bought it... Car was hit one week later... I'll try to dig it up and digitize it. I'm looking forward to getting started in earnest on it, but likely it will be another year before I do. Thanks for the interest!

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