What color were the Eliminator stripes on black cars?

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What color were the Eliminator stripes on black cars?

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Post by xr7g428 » 25 Oct 2011, 19:19

Okay, Lets say you have a black Eliminator. What color were the original stripes?
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Post by MercuryDon » 25 Oct 2011, 19:40

Black Eliminators ?
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
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Post by ahunt191 » 25 Oct 2011, 20:12

The stripes would be black or white depending on the original color. :)
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Post by leonbray » 25 Oct 2011, 20:57

Bill Quay's black Eliminator had black stripes

I think there was only 3 black Eliminators but can't find the details
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Post by xr7g428 » 25 Oct 2011, 22:29

I think this one goes to Leon: black on black is the answer.

Okay now Leon. what should be know?
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Post by MercuryDon » 26 Oct 2011, 00:49

After looking thru all my eliminator pics I find All 70s had black. In 69 Blue cars got white. Orange cars with white interior got white, while black interior cars got black. Yellow and white cars all got black. My 69 Cyclone book states dark colors(black,dark blue,dark green,maroon) got the light stripes and all other colors got black. My guess would be in 69 a black car would get white unless special ordered with black. In 1970 it would have to be black as it appears that was the only color available. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
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Post by 1969eliminator » 26 Oct 2011, 11:07

As far as I know, and according to TCCN ... http://www.theclassiccougarnetwork.com/elim/ ... Eliminators did not come in black. Neither 69's or 70's.
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Post by xr7g428 » 26 Oct 2011, 12:39

Well, we know a few were built, in 1970 at least as Bill Quay had one, and there are also several pictures of a black 1970 Eliminator in David Newhardt's book, Mercury Muscle Cars
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Post by cougar2 » 17 Nov 2011, 18:04

Here is a link to one on MC.net.
http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/sho ... ath-landed...

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Post by cj750 » 26 Nov 2011, 22:23

Here's another:
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Although you can't see the black stripes in the pic, they're there.

I have literature from the fall of '69, introducing the '70 model cougars to the dealers. In the Eliminator section, it states that striping will be available in black or argent. Later literature only references black stripes. I'm not sure exactly why or when the silver stripes got canned, but at least for a while dealers had reason to believe that they could be had on an Eliminator. Which may (or may not) help explain why these cars were ordered, but a black Eliminator with argent stripes would be a really striking combo, in my opinion.
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1969 Cougar Eliminator 351 4V, yellow
1970 Cougar Eliminator 428SCJ, black

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