Cougars at Barrett-Jackson 2013: Featuring KTL's 1970 SCJ Eliminator
We went back to Scottsdale this January to witness the sale of Joe
Valenti's 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, with a 428 Super Cobra Jet
drivetrain and the Drag Pak option. This rare car was meticulously concours
restored over the course of 5 years by the renowned Cougar restoration shop
KTL Restorations ( http://www.ktlrestorations.com ) in VA.
A factor that made this auction even more interesting was the presence of
another 1970 Eliminator, in the same Competition Blue color, and also with
a 428 Cobra Jet engine (not Super) and also restored by a reputable hot rod
shop. This car was not restored to the same "concours" level that Joe's car
was, but it was still beautifully restored, and we expected to see it bring
close to six figures.
What we saw unfold that weekend in January was an interesting and sobering
experience. These two cars, which would seem nearly identical to the
untrained bystander, sold for vastly different prices. There is a lot to be
said for the day and time that a car gets sold, as well as the quality of
the restoration. But we were still very surprised by the results. This
video puts you in the middle of the action to experience Barrett-Jackson
with us. Enjoy!
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American Muscle Car Fails ( Best Of ) ( Pure SOUND )
Some people just don't deserve to drive a muscle car. In the video you will
see burnout fails. crashes and other strange things. funny to see if i may
say so. please comment and rate
Maggie's First Drive in Thirty Years
My 1967 Mercury Cougar "Maggie the Merc." being driven for the first time
since she was parked thirty years ago. Once abandoned and left for dead, in
this video she shows that she is not ready to die just yet, but is ready to
be on the road with her young new owner (me) and cruise once again the
asphalt she has not felt in years.
67-68 Cougar Buying Guide: What To Look For
In this video, Don does a detailed inspection on a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7
to show some of the things you should look for when buying one of these
classic cars. Some of the insight here can potentially save you hundreds,
even thousands, when you go to negotiate with a seller. Also, it will help
those of you trying to sell, to more accurately advertise the strengths and
weaknesses of your car.
We've also done a similar video with a 1970 Cougar convertible, so you may
want to check that out too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fizb2vo68vA
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American Muscle Car - The Mercury Cougar
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 460/535 HP HOT ROD ! Mecum Anaheim 2013 Lot S189
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Hot Rod-RestoMod
Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013 Lot S189 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7
460/535 HP, Automatic
- First place in class at Grand National Roadster Show
- Custom one-off full frame
- Ford Racing 460 Cobra Jet
- 535 HP 530 ft/lbs of torque
- Ford C6 transmission
- Gear Vendors 6-speed overdrive
- Body was filled, smoothed, tubbed and shaved
- Custom cowl induction hood
- Custom grill and lights
- Mustang II Air Ride
suspension with 4-link and traction bar
- Custom polished aluminum driveline
- Splicer sealed u-joints, 35 spline axles
- Ford 9 inch rear end with Detroit positraction
- Vintage air conditioning and heat
- Electric doors, windows and trunk
- Ididit tilt wheel
- Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
- Nitto Invo tires
- Foose 18x8 front and 20x12 rear wheels
393 Cleveland Stroker - First Start
This is the first start up of a 393 Cleveland Stroker that I've been
meticulously building over the last several months. It's been a great
learning experience for me as I was able to not only plan and assemble the
components for the engine, but design and build the test stand as well.
Here are the specs for this engine:
Edelbrock dual plane aluminum intake manifold -- For run in only, switching
to Weiand X-celerator 2V that has been converted to FI for later.
Edelbrock Alloy heads -- CNC Ported by Cam Research in Englewood, CO
1.73:1 ratio Harland Sharp Rocker Arms
Probe 393C stroker kit (10669-030-PS-F393C):
4340 Forged steel crank, 3.85" stroke, Nitride Hardened
Probe H-beam forged steel rods, 5.956 long
Probe forged pistons, 16cc dish, 2618-T61 Aluminum, Full Floating
Rollmaster CS3130 -- Timing Set
Powerbond Harmonic Balancer
Custom ground hydraulic flat tappet Camshaft
Oil Pan -- Aluminum 10 Qt. -- Dennis Quella -- Pantera Performance
Edelbrock Water Pump -- Flow Kooler Thermostat
You weren't supposed to watch this...
Présentation de la cougar '67 du paternel. Au moment ou la vidéo à été
tournée, elle n'était pas encore à lui donc anciennes plaques etc...
Mercury Cougar 289ci Jamaican Yellow
2x 4-1 Ford Racing Headers
Ford racing Air Cleaner
4 barrels Edelbrock Carb
Full inox Exhaust
What's in the video:
Sequential taillights (looks damn good)
Wheel Lip Mouldings On A Budget - 1967-1968 Mercury Cougar
For Cougars, trim pieces can be very expensive. The wheel lip mouldings are
not reproduced for 67-68 Cougars, so your only options are to have your
originals restored, which is very costly (over $400 for a set of 4) or find
NOS trim, which is also very expensive and they are almost impossible to
The good news is, there is another option! We've found that the
reproduction 1971-73 Mustang wheel lip mouldings can be
easily modified to fit a 67-68 Cougar. While the fit isn't perfect and the
profile is a little different, these mouldings only cost about $120 for 4
and look great once installed. Or, if you send us your original core trim,
we'll give you these for free.
Using two right rears and two left rears, the only modifications you need
to do are 1) drill new holes in your wheel arch and 2) trim the rear
mouldings to fit. Watch the video and you'll see it's really quite easy,
and the result looks great considering the low cost.
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133120 / 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Boss 302
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Ready for a different kind of pony car? Take a close look at this pristine
1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator. Fresh out of a comprehensive restoration,
this cat has and aggressive demeanor and plenty of power to back it up.
Restored to factory specifications, the body panels are straight in true in
every way. A coat of Ford's code N Pastel Blue covers the body, accented by
the black body-length stripes courtesy of the Eliminator package. While the
color may look white, there is a subtle blue tint that is guaranteed to
make this Mercury stand out in the crowd. Panel fitment is also far
superior to anything that left Ford's Dearborn plant in 1970.
Other pieces of the Eliminator package include a front chin spoiler,
blacked-out grilled, hood scoop, an air foil wing and discrete "Eliminator"
decals. The glass appears to be original as does the stainless trim around
it but both are in excellent condition overall. With its race-friendly
look, this is very clearly no common Cougar.
Under the hood, a familiar 290hp Boss 302 V8 provides more than enough
motivation to push this cat around town. From the properly decaled single
snorkel air cleaner to the date-code correct block, everything about the
powerplant looks as it did when it left the factory. The engine fires
immediately, idles well and has a menacing snarl to warn other drivers
exactly what is beside.
Beneath the car, a nicely detailed undercarriage consists of a factory
chassis with factory-correct overspray gracing the rock solid floor fans.
In the center, a Hurst-equipped Toploader 4-speed takes care of gear
selection while a nodular Ford nine-inch differential with 3.91 gears puts
the power the road. Steering is manual but braking is power assisted with
discs in the front and drums out back. The chassis meets the road through
Goodyear Polyglas tires wrapped around steel wheels topped with dog-dish
hubcaps and chrome beauty rings.
Between the doors, a Medium Blue interior is simple, comfortable and
functional. The hi-back bucket seats are wrapped in Comfortweave vinyl and
face a factory dashboard that houses the original instrumentation plus
climate controls and an AM/FM stereo. With the exception of the aluminum
Hurst shift handle, there are no frills to be found here. Behind the rear
seat, the trunk features a correct mat, jack and spare tire.
Documentation for this Cougar is strong with an original build sheet,
dealer invoice and several records that spell out the car's full history.
There is also a Marti Report that covers everything down to production
In this form, it's easy to imagine the Cougar as less of a sibling and more
of a rival to the Mustang.
With the Boss 302 and slick shifting Toploader, this cat offers all the fun
in a unique shell. Call, click or visit http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for
more information on this amazing Mercury.