Cruisin' in the Unicorn

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Re: Cruisin' in the Unicorn

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 12 May 2017, 20:03

Royce wrote:
12 May 2017, 16:33
I think that's highly unlikely too since there were no 302 low performance Cougars in 1969 Eliminator or plain or XR-7.
1969XR7Vert wrote:
12 May 2017, 11:43
There have been a couple of instances I recall of people mistakenly calling a 302 (Windsor) a Boss 302. This in spite of how easily each is identified. I am not saying that this is the case with your story but what I have described has happened more than once.

As others have suggested, research and inquiry is a possible way to add verifiable facts to the story.
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Post by Parsonj » 12 May 2017, 23:34

I really appreciate all the responses. This is great stuff and encouragement to get to the bottom of something I've wanted to work on for a long time. The engine had a Boss 302 badge on the air filter I am fairly certain. It was obvious when you lifted the hood. I lifted the hood and showed it more times than you can count. The color that I recall was a more medium dark metallic green. Stripes were black and "Eliminator" didn't jump out at you. You had to look for it on the rear quarters. I remember pointing those out. As I said, the interior was more XR-7ish than Eliminator. Full console I'm sure, much more detail than that is stretching the memory too much. Believe I would have remembered a Hurst shift handle. Especially an automatic? Truth is, I remember the whole setup looking pretty wimpy (too refined) for an Eliminator. I rode in/drove quite a few XR-7's and my impression of the interior on this Eliminator was that it was not much different. Need to make it clear that this was the dealer's car--my Dad's demonstrator. We didn't take title to it but I had the pleasure of cruising in it for eight weeks. It would have been March-May 1969 time frame. I have old pix of the Marquis Brougham Convertible I drove in Richmond Thanksgiving Day parade and the Marquis the Whittens let me take on our honeymoon, but, darn it, not this Eliminator. Will continue research and report back. I also look forward to your help as I zero in on a 69/70 Eliminator or XR-7 Vert to replace the 2011 Shelby Mustang I recently sold. The Shelby was supposed to get this Eliminator out of my system. Close but not quite. ;)
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Re: Cruisin' in the Unicorn

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Post by Royce » 13 May 2017, 07:29

You should think about joining our Lone Star Cougar Club. We have monthly club meetings in the DFW area. Tonight some of us may cruise to a drive in in Dallas named Keller's. The place is a very hot cruise every Saturday when it isn't raining. You can see dozens of muscle cars from the 60's and 70's tonight, along with hot rods, hot bikes, and a pretty decent chili cheese burger too if you are hungry. There are a number of Eliminators and all other varieties of Cougar in the club. Not sure which ones will be there.
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Post by propayne » 13 May 2017, 08:42

Hello there Parsonj - my name is Phillip Payne and I'm the President of the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland & Virginia) Cougar Club and I live in Richmond Virginia.

The Whitten's are still around and own several car dealerships. In fact, I just recently bought a new Mazda 6 from them.

If you could give me some contact info like the name of one of the brothers you were friends with and your father's name, I could do some sleuthing here.
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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 13 May 2017, 19:51

Parsonj wrote:
12 May 2017, 23:34
Believe I would have remembered a Hurst shift handle. Especially an automatic?
Oops! I was thinking of manual shifters when I was typing my questions. D'oh!

Hmm... as far as color, it sounds a lot like Dark Ivy Green Metallic (aka Black Jade).

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Post by 1967 S Code » 13 May 2017, 21:56

I know it might be a long shot but have you tried old insurance information for a vin # ? I know you said it was owned by the dealership but maybe your father had a rider policy covering him or you while it was being driven. Just a thought.
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PS. Mike that dark ivy metallic is an awesome color.
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Re: Cruisin' in the Unicorn

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Post by Parsonj » 14 May 2017, 23:00

Propylene, I sent you a PM
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Post by Parsonj » 14 May 2017, 23:01

Meant propayne spell check got me
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Post by Parsonj » 14 May 2017, 23:09

Mike B you nailed it! With a scoop, spoiler, black stripes and Eliminator on rear Quarters
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Post by Parsonj » 14 May 2017, 23:15

Royce, thanks for the invite! Look forward to meeting you and the Lone Star Club. Will be in touch soon!
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