0F91G565487 - Special Paint Order (Light Gray Metallic)

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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Re: 0F91G565487 - Special Paint Order (Light Gray Metallic)

Post by CougarCJ » 10 Nov 2016, 11:35

If it were mine, I would be inclined to just enjoy it as-is. Drive it as much as possible.

I am of the age where wrinkles, scars, and grey hair are acceptable and worn with pride.

Let the next guy restore it if he likes. I like the 'day 2' survivor look of this one. And who among us that grew up in the 1960's doesn't remember the clear plastic covers on the new couch? Did you all see the back seat? LOL
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Re: 0F91G565487 - Special Paint Order (Light Gray Metallic)

Post by Don Rush » 10 Nov 2016, 13:11

I would even leave the red lights.

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Re: 0F91G565487 - Special Paint Order (Light Gray Metallic)

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 10 Nov 2016, 14:00

I agree with you guys ~ enjoy it as is, with some sympathetic cleanup and possibly replacing a few original parts, but let the next guy worry about the restoration.

Love the red lights :-)
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1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
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Re: 0F91G565487 - Special Paint Order (Light Gray Metallic)

Post by Al Bundy » 10 Nov 2016, 20:49

Yes it would be fun to enjoy it the way it is. But a Boss 302 deserves a proper restoration.
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