MERCURY COUGAR ELIMINATOR
Mercury got the idea of selling a car with links to drag-racing culture after ‘Dyno’ Don Nicholson took his Cougar to quarter-mile immortality in 1968. Mercury offered its limited-edition Eliminator in four colours and with three engine options. They included the ‘Boss 302’ made famous in Mustangs but which also made the Cougar eligible for Trans Am racing. This one uses the more common ‘Boss 351’ with four-speed transmission and performance to match our XY Falcon GT. But look at the price. Owning a scarce Cougar even in today’s market will cost half the price of a good XY.