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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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Hi, starting to assemble every thing after body & paint , all mechanicles finished, just nut & bolt work now & upholstery , having a lot of fun. This is a spoiler delete Eliminator, not many left now.

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Good looking job, and it is fun at this point, because everything added makes it gooder and gooder.
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Very nice looking paint, enjoy! I have not heard of spoiler delete before. I’m not too far behind you on my 69 XR7.
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Looking good! Do you know what your paint mixture was? I'm working on my yellow '69 and am having a hard time getting the hue correct.
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Very cool! Looks great! I hope you post more pics as you progress!
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I'm curious about the picture you posted, I thought that Eliminators had a walking Cougar on the gas filler door. Was this not the case in '69 or was the walking Cougar logo only used on '70 Eliminators?
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1967 S Code wrote: 07 Jan 2018, 08:13 I'm curious about the picture you posted, I thought that Eliminators had a walking Cougar on the gas filler door. Was this not the case in '69 or was the walking Cougar logo only used on '70 Eliminators?
The Mercury crest was correct for 69 Eliminators. The walking cat was for 70 only.
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jcbingcougar wrote: 07 Jan 2018, 09:26
1967 S Code wrote: 07 Jan 2018, 08:13 I'm curious about the picture you posted, I thought that Eliminators had a walking Cougar on the gas filler door. Was this not the case in '69 or was the walking Cougar logo only used on '70 Eliminators?
The Mercury crest was correct for 69 Eliminators. The walking cat was for 70 only.
Cool, thanks Jeff.
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars
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Update? How do you know it was a spoiler delete car - is that called out on the Marti report or window sticker?
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428cougarguy wrote: 19 Mar 2019, 15:22 Update? How do you know it was a spoiler delete car - is that called out on the Marti report or window sticker?
The 6-digit DSO: 528020 - For 1969 the "8020" portion was the order code for "Rear Spoiler Not Installed" (aka "Rear Spoiler Delete"). For 1970 the code appears to have been changed to "8001", but the result was the same.

Invoices I've seen also indicate "Delete Instalation Rear Spoiler" / "Delete Install Rear Spoiler NC" (some variations in verbage), with no charge.

The Build Sheets also indicate "Rear Spoiler Delete", with actual verbage varying a bit, but generally "Delete Installation of Rear Spoiler" and "Ship Spoiler Kit In Trunk", or words to that effect. So the rear spoiler wasn't actually Deleted... it just wasn't installed at the factory.

Another interesting thing to note is that the vast majority of "Rear Spoiler Delete" cars were shipped to SoCal (DSO 52). Why? Maybe the dealers there didn't want to get stuck with an odd-ball of a car, and wanted something they could tone down and sell to Joe Average?


Funny, quite a few of the "Rear Spoiler Delete" cars actually DID end up having the rear spoilers installed by the dealers. I have one story where the dealer showed the original owner the rear spoiler in the trunk and asked "what do you want to do with that?" Owner (buyer) said "I like it, put it on."
This is a vintage pic of Mrs. Hearn with that car. Dig the aggressive angle on that rear spoiler!
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