Remember the children’s fairy tale Cinderella? While her sisters went to all the elegant balls and fancy parties, Cinderella stayed home and was left out of all the fun and revelry. Well, the Mercury Cougar was a lot like Cinderella. While its Mustang and Cyclone siblings were out having a grand time cruising the streets and racing at the drag strip, the Cougar was left behind. And just like Cinderella was changed into something beautiful by the fairy princess, Mercury waved its magic wand and transformed the Cougar into a formidable street warrior called the Eliminator.
In this edition of the Muscle Car Showcase, we’ll take a look at the 1969 – 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator. In 1969, Mercury finally gave this cat some teeth with the Eliminator package. Now the Cougar had what it needed to hunt down street prey such as goats, road runners, and impalas. No longer overshadowed by its Mustang stable mate, the Cougar finally stepped into the limelight and made a name for itself. Read the rest of this entry