Cougar Eliminator SCJ
A 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator is a rare and desirable classic muscle car in its own right. But the car you see displayed here is light years beyond that. This is an incredible find, being offered for sale this week in the Mercury Muscle Car Section of the Cars-On-Line.com website. The opportunity to own a muscle car this rare seldom comes along.
This is a 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 428 SCJ with Ram Air, the Drag Pak option and a 4-speed. Of the 2,268 Eliminators produced in 1970, only 374 had the 428 CJ. But only 127 of the 428 big block Eliminators were Super Cobra Jets with the Drag-Pack option. And, of those, only 112 had the Ram Air option. Only 70 of those with the Ram Air option had 4-speeds. That is what makes this Competition Blue 1970 Cougar Eliminator 428 SCJ so rare.
This particular Cougar Eliminator with the Super Cobra Jet big block engine was born in October of 1969 produced at the Dearborn plant. It was sold at College Merc Sales LTD in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The Marti Report indicates that it came with a black vinyl interior with Hi-Back bucket seats. The private party seller is from British Columbia, Canada. He says it still has its numbers matching drivetrain. It is one of only two SCJ Eliminators with Ram Air sold in Canada. It took three years to restore this car. Click here to view the restoration photos. You can also read the Elite Marti Report in the gallery.
1970 was the only year Mercury produced the Q code 428 big block engines for the Cougar. A 6,000 rpm tach was standard equipment on all Eliminators. And whenever the 428 big block motor was used the Cougar would come with a 5/8-inch stabilizer bar.
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Classic Car News This Week
A little observed fact is that classic Porsche sports cars are the hottest cars in the market in the past few years. While many other formerly high dollar collector cars are depreciating in value (the market is down about 7 per cent this year) these classic Porsches are escalating in value since the beginning of the Covid era. CNBC’s Robert Frank reported that classic Porsche values are up 40 percent since Covid. This 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster displays coachwork by Reutter. It is being offered for sale by Gullwing Motor Cars out of New York. They say it was raced in the 1960’s. A similar car to this one sold for $350,000 at one of the Pebble Beach auctions this year.
AMC Pre-Purchase Inspection
When a New Jersey buyer asked us to inspect a classic 1970 AMC AMX muscle car for him in Wisconsin his concern was about which condition class to peg it in. The car was a “barn find” so he wanted to know where “the rust and rot was.” Was it a low Number 3 Condition Class that runs and drives but needs some cosmetic work short of a full restoration? Or was it a low Number 4 Condition Class that needs a lot of panel replacement and structural repair? There was a lot to consider as there always is in the pursuit of a “barn find.” The inspector seemed to be overall impressed with the body panels and structural integrity of the AMX. There were some troublesome discoveries along the way, mostly little things like the window regulators and horn not working. You can read the entire report here.
The first item on a buyer’s “To Do” list should be to contact the Cars-On-Line Inspection Service. Buying a collector car is much different than buying a new or used late model car. It is always a “buyer beware” type of sale. With a network of inspectors all over the U.S. and Canada, your first line of protection in any sale is a COL Collector Car Inspection. Learn more about collector car inspections when you read our COL Inspection Referral Service page.
This Weeks Featured Stories
1999 Shelby Series 1
We think this 1999 Shelby Series 1 will someday become one of the most important collector cars to come out of the relatively tepid 1990’s. Carroll Shelby, for all of his health problems during this period, designed a car from scratch. It was an exotic sports car with racing pedigree. Even today the chassis and body are impressive examples of modern automotive design. And the 4.0 Oldsmobile Aurora engine was pumped up to 350 horsepower by the Shelby American team. The Series 1 you see here is rare in every sense of the word. Just 249 of these Series 1’s were ever built. Only a handful were dressed in Centennial silver with maroon racing stripes. The Classic Auto Mall tells us this one has just 986 actual miles.
Cord 810 Sportsman
The “coffin nosed” Cords were an innovative chapter in automotive history. This is an especially beautiful example, a 1936 Cord 810 Sportsman Convertible with concours award winning prowess. It is being offered for sale this week at Ellingson Motorcars in Rogers, Minnesota. When this car was new it was noted to have front wheel drive, “semi-automatic” transmissions, hide-away convertible top, and “roll up headlights.” Click this link to view an informative walk-around video and hear it run. It is recognized by the Classic Car Club of America as a Full Classic which makes it eligible for CCCA events and CARavans. It has spent most of its recent years in private collections where it was shown and has won concours events.
American Show Truck
For the second week in a row there is a Chevelle LS6 in our New Listings. This week, WeBe Autos listed a Tuxedo Black 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454/450 hp big block muscle car for sale. This is one of the rarest muscle cars on the planet. The monster 454 with high horsepower put it in a category with the Mopar Hemi cars. They tell us there are only 9 miles on this car since its nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. It has the Muncie M-22 Rock Crusher 4-speed, 12-bolt Posi rear end, F41 suspension, U14 tach and gauges, and is a true time capsule capturing the look and feel of the muscle car era. They say the dash, gauges, seats, headrests etc. all show like brand new. Untold amounts of money went into this restoration.
Every fall the Lakeland Collector Car Auction is held at the Sun N Fun Expo near Lakeland, Florida. It is the last chance for many collectors to find a great classic car or truck before the car show season ends. The Lakeland Collector Car Auction is put on by Carlisle Auctions. It will be held November 10-11, 2023. Here are a few of their auction offerings just listed on the Cars-On-Line.com website this week.
One of the top featured offerings at this year’s Lakeland Collector Car Auction is this 1955 Corvette in its original Harvest Gold with a green interior and top. That is a rare combination. And this early Corvette has been honored to be a Triple Crown Award winner, having taken an NCRS Top Flight Award, Duntov Award and the Gold Spinner Award. It has also achieved its Bloomington Gold certificate. It has a 319 serial number for 1955. It will win awards solely based on its unusual color scheme.
’67 Indy Pace Car
In its first year the Chevrolet Camaro was chosen to pace the Indianapolis 500 Championship race. The 1967 Camaro RS/SS Indy Pace Car Convertible is one of the most sought after collector cars on the planet. You will need to contact Carlisle Auctions to find out if there is any documentation on this car. The description does not offer any restoration information or data. The car does take a stunning photo. They say it has the correct 396 big block motor, Muncie M-21 4-speed transmission and a 12-bolt rear end.
Ford F-250 Custom
The Carlisle Auctions are famous for their All-Truck Hour on the first day of the auction event. We think this 1988 Ford F-250 Custom Pickup will be one of the offerings during All-Truck Hour at this show. They say it still has only 66,993 miles. The oversized wheels, tires and lift make it a good candidate for off-roading. They say it runs and drives as good as it looks. Watch our weekly promos for more on the All-Truck Hour at the Lakeland Collector Car Auction this year.
Carlisle Auctions is currently listing their inventory on the Cars-On-Line.com site. Watch this link to their inventory all weekend for more great collector and specialty vehicle offerings.
1967 Corvette Convertible
When you watch a video of a big block 1967 Corvette Convertible you want to see it perform. And that’s what RK Motors Charlotte focused on in their video presentation. Click the video window above to view their ’67 Corvette in action. They say it has been professionally restored to NCRS standards, completed in 2020. It has the 427/390 hp V8 with a Muncie 4-speed and 4-wheel disc brakes. It comes documented with a Tank sticker and a Protect-O-Plate. But the video says it all.
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Collector Cars with Low Miles
1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe
You might say this 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Sport Coupe is “super rare.” After all, there are only two known to be remaining in this original condition. Not only does it look great after all these years, but they say it still has only 12,000 original miles on it. It is being sold through WeBe Autos, a New York based broker. It comes with its original 216 ci Straight Six motor and rumble seat. Take a look at the “super straight” original body by watching the walk-around video. You won’t find another one.
Here are more recent Low Miles additions:
1994 Mercedes-Benz S600, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA, 24,419 miles
2000 Corvette Convertible, RK Motors Charlotte, 24k miles
1995 Mustang GT Convertible, RK Motors Charlotte, 16k miles
You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.
Project Vehicles for Restoration
Here is a 1955 Cadillac Series 62 2-Door which has a long list of restoration items left to complete. But what is already done on this car makes it look brand new. For the right buyer, this might be a particularly profitable acquisition. Classical Gas Motors says it is well on its way to becoming a high dollar show car. Can you finish it?
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
1931 Cadillac A355 3-Window from Wells, NV
1926 Ford Model T Fordor, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1990 Mercedes 500SL Roadster, Classic Auto Mall, PA
1969 Mustang Mach 1, WeBe Autos, NY
Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.
Our readers may remember when this 1957 Corvette Fuelie Convertible was first listed a few weeks ago. The seller says it has only 4,000 miles on it since the frame-off restoration. It even has the inspection marks on the frame as from the factory. He was originally asking $95,000 for the investment grade Corvette. But just this week he reduced the price to $88,000. You can’t find one this nice for the price.
Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:
Pro Touring and Resto Mods
Exotic Car Section
Rock n Roll 50’s
Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps
Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.
Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.
Pontiac Muscle Cars
Late Model Sports Cars
You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.
Late Model Luxury Cars
Muscle Car Clones
This 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Thunderbolt recreation is a gorgeous fully restored replica of those amazing big block race cars produced by Ford. It comes with a freshly built 427 center oiler motor producing 500 hp with the Mickey Thompson Cross Ram and dual Holley carburetors. Click here to view an exciting walk-around video and hear it run. The question is, will you show it or race it?
Deals of the Day
1966 Ford Galaxie 500
Probably because they are Fords, not many of these mid-year Galaxies have survived over the years. And this 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible presented here for sale is not a show car, but more of a driver quality car. That is what Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois tells us anyway. They say it is perfect for weekend cruises or an excellent candidate for restoration. They note that the convertible top material will need to be replaced, although the top functions well. Click here to view a walk-around video and hear it run. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday. Their asking price is $16,500.
1955 Chrysler Newport
You don’t see these in the collector car market for sale that often. Here is a 1955 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe Newport 2-Door Hardtop. It was kind of ahead of its time as a luxury performance car. It is also being offered for sale at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. They say it is a nice older exterior restoration with great original interio. It has the rare 301 Spitfire V8 with an automatic transmission, dual exhaust and power steering. Sounds great!!! Runs and drives. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday. Their asking price is $19,950.
1955 Ford Fairlane
If you are looking for a plane Jane classic cruiser, this is your huckleberry. It is a 1955 Ford Fairlane 2-Door Sedan finished in Fiesta Red and Colonial White tutone with a black and grey interior. It also is available this week at Country Classic Cars out of Staunton, Illinois. It is powered by a small block Chevy 283 V8 engine mated to an 100R4 automatic transmission with oil cooler. And it comes with a Ford 9 inch rear end. Click here to watch a walk-around video and hear it run.They say it runs and drives “excellent and would make for a perfect classic cruiser.” It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. The price is only $19,800.
2000 Porsche Boxster
One of the most beloved sports cars of all time is Porsche’s little Boxster. This week a 2000 Porsche Boxster was listed by Classical Gas Motors, an internet broker. Only this one is being offered at a discounted price. It is red with a black interior and has the peppy Flat 6 engine. They say it is in great shape and has been very well maintained with just 97,353 miles driven. Best of all, they say it runs great. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. They are asking $9,800. I think you will agree that this is a lotta’ car for the money.
1964 Chevrolet C10
It wasn’t too long ago that these early 1960’s pickup trucks just looked old. Now, all of a sudden, those old trucks are beginning to look classic and beautiful. It’s amazing what time does to old trucks. This 1964 Chevrolet C10 Regular Cab is a great example. The fleetside pickup is being offered for sale through Unique Classic Cars out of Mankato, Minnesota. Although the paint is not perfect, it does come with power steering and power brakes. Check out the walk-around video to see the chrome and brightwork. Real nice. You will see a wood bed with spray-in bedliner along the outer portions of the bed and wheel wells. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $27,900.
1964 Ford Thunderbird
Don’t misunderstand this post. We are not endorsing this 1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible as anything but what the seller has called it. It runs and drives. And although it has a good body and paint, the photos show that it needs a good amount of TLC or more to make it a daily driver. Check the photos carefully. They say the top is nice and that it has a good original interior. Those are actual wire wheels. And it does come with the big block motor which you can see in the photos. It is equipped with factory air conditioning, power steering power brakes and an automatic transmission. So what is so special about this T-Bird? The price. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week. They are only asking $13,000.
1984 Camaro Berlinetta
The Camaro Berlinetta may have been one of the best kept secrets of the era. This week there is a 1984 Camaro Berlinetta being offered for sale by Midwest Car Exchange in Alsip, Illinois. In addition to the great handling this car had some very advanced electronic features which were way ahead of their time. High Beam “Flash-to-Pass”, “Time Delay” Courtesy Lights, “Auto-Kill” Headlights, And “Volume Reduction” Stereos Were Just A Few Of The Significant Enhancements Offered. Click this link to see a walk-around video by Midwest Car Exchange. It will be our DEAL of the DAY late next week. Their asking price is $13,900.
Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:
|1993 Jaguar XJS Convertible||$16,995||Charlotte, NC|
Cars for under $10,000:
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