Cougar Eliminator SCJ

Competition Blue 4-Speed

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 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

What’s Hot

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.

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 website this week.

1955 Corvette

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 site. Watch this link to their inventory all weekend for more great collector and specialty vehicle offerings.

Video Ads

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.

Have you seen our Classic Car Video marketplace? To feature your car on, just add a video to your ad. Video ads have become the most important development for internet sellers. Just upload your video to YouTube and we’ll embed your video in your Cars On ad at no extra charge.

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

1955 Cadillac

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.

Price Reduced

Fuelie Corvette

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:

Vehicle For SaleOriginal PriceReduced To
1969 Chevrolet C10 Utility Truck$22,995$14,995
1968 Plymouth GTX$65,000$60,000
2006 Dodge Magnum SXT$27,550$24,995
1955 Nash Ambassador$14,500$12,950
2005 Corvette C6 LS2$19,500$17,800
1998 Chevy 1-Ton Dually Show Truck$28,500$24,000

Pro Touring and Resto Mods

1970 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

1970 Ford Mustang Restomod. Have you ever…
1966 Ford Fairlane 500

Ford Fairlane 500

1966 Ford Fairlane 500 Hardtop Restomods started…

Street Rods


Ford 3-Window Coupe

ZZ Top 1934 Ford 3…
1934 Ford Roadster

Ford Roadster

Supercharged 1934 Ford Roadster For…
1940 Ford Sedan Deluxe

Ford Sedan Deluxe

1940 Ford Sedan Deluxe Beautiful…
1940 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

Chevrolet Master Deluxe

1940 Chevrolet Master Deluxe In…
1940 Ford Coupe

Ford Coupe

1940 Ford Coupe. All original…

See more great deals in the Street Rod Section, or watch the the New Listings page.

Exotic Car Section

2009 Dodge Viper ACR

Dodge Viper ACR

2009 Dodge Viper ACR SRT-10 for sale.…

Rock n Roll 50’s

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet Bel Air

Beautifully Restored 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air…
1953 Chevy Bel Air

Chevrolet Bel Air

Available now is this 1953 Chevy…
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

This 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible…
1959 Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird

Numbers matching 1959 Ford Thunderbird for…
1956 Ford Fairlane Sunliner

Ford Fairlane Sunliner

1956 Ford Fairlane Sunliner for sale.…

Off Road, 4x4s, and Jeeps

1999 Dodge Ram

Dodge Ram Extended Cab

1999 Dodge Ram Extended Cab…
1979 Chevrolet K-10 Pickup

Chevrolet K-10 Pickup

1979 Chevrolet K-10 Pickup. While…

Find more in the Off Road Section on Cars On There’s even more on the New Listings page!

Future Collectibles

1988 Camaro Sport Coupe

Camaro Sport Coupe

1988 Camaro Sport Coupe Low miles…
2002 Camaro Z/28

Camaro Z/28

2002 Camaro Z/28 Where does the…

Find more in the SUV Section online. You can see all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Fresh ads appear first on the New Listings page.

Classic Luxury


Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

1971 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. Impressive…
1960 Imperial Custom Southhampton

Imperial Custom Southhampton

1960 Imperial Custom Southhampton 4-Door…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Classic 60s Cars


Ford Galaxie 500

1967 Ford Galaxie 500transformed into…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.

Vintage Motorcars

1949 Willys Jeepster

Willys Jeepster

1949 Willys Jeepster for sale. Fun car,…
1939 Ford Deluxe

Ford Deluxe

Very Special 1939 Ford Deluxe For Sale~Dressed…

Plymouth Business Coupe

1940 Plymouth Business Coupe  black and white…

You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.



1965 Dodge 880

Dodge 880

1965 Dodge 880 Convertible. Seem familiar?…


1964 Plymouth Hemi Belvedere

Plymouth Belvedere

PRICE REDUCED – 1964 Plymouth Belvedere…
1970 Plymouth Duster

Plymouth Duster

1970 Plymouth Duster 340 H code…

See all the fresh ads on the New Listings page.

Chevy Muscle


1964 Chevrolet Chevelle

Chevrolet Chevelle

1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu convertible restomod…


1970 Chevrolet Corvette LT1

Chevrolet Corvette LT1

1970 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 Convertible in…
1969 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. The aerodynamic…


1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

This is a clean Tennessee 1972…

Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.

Find more in the Ford Muscle Car Section, or watch the fresh listings as they appear on the New Listings page.

Check the Mercury Muscle Car Section. Or you can see all the fresh ads as they are listed daily on the New Listings page.

Pontiac Muscle Cars


Pontiac Trans Am

1970 Pontiac Trans Am. Restored and Documented…
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix

Pontiac Grand Prix

1963 Pontiac Grand Prix Hardtop. It was…
1966 Pontiac 2+2 Convertible

Pontiac 2+2 Convertible

This 1966 Pontiac 2+2 Convertible is a…
1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Pontiac Trans Am

1981 Pontiac Trans Am Restomod LS2 400…

Check the Pontiac Performace Section for more. See all the fresh ads listed on the New Listings page.

Check the Oldsmobile Muscle Car Section . See more listed each day on the New Listings page.

Check out the Buick Muscle Car Section. More listed daily on the New Listings page.


1990 Toyota Supra Turbo

Toyota Supra Turbo

1990 Toyota Supra Turbo For Sale. Original Owner, Purchased Brand…

Station Wagons


Ford Deluxe Station Wagon

1939 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon  restoration…

Late Model Sports Cars


Porsche 911 Carrera

2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S ::Spectacular…

Ford Mustang Roush

2007 Ford Mustang Roush 427R is…
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 Carrera

2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Carrera…
2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Ford Mustang Mach 1

2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Sporty,…

You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.

Scroll through the Trucks & 4x4s Section for more. The newest ads come in on the New Listings page.

Classic Customs

1951 Ford 4-Door

Ford 4-Door

1951 Ford 4-Door Custom Sedan for…
1957 Ford Custom 300

Ford Custom 300

1957 Ford Custom 300 2-Door Sedan.…
1949 Hudson Commodore

Hudson Commodore

1949 Hudson Commodore Restomod For Sale…
1951 Mercury Monterey

Mercury Monterey

1951 Mercury Monterey Lead Sled For…
1958 Ford F100 Pickup

Ford F100 Pickup

1958 Ford F100 Pickup for sale. …

You’ll see more for sale in the Customs Section and on the New Listings page.


1966 Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird

1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. For 1964…



Ford ac Cobra


You’ll see more for sale in the Pro Street Section, or on the Cars On Line New Listings page.

Classic Pickups

1978 Chevrolet C10

Chevrolet C10

1978 Chevrolet C10 Silverado has that clean/classic truck…
1974 Ford F-250 Pickup

Ford F-250 Pickup

1974 Ford F-250 Pickup Low mile 1974 Ford…
1980 Chevrolet C30 Scottsdale

Chevrolet C30 Scottsdale

1980 Chevrolet C30 Scottsdale Utility Body PickupLight-duty service…

See more for sale in the Truck Section or watch for fresh listings on the New Listings page.

See more great deals in the Luxury Section or on the New Listings page.

Classic Mustangs

1965 Mustang Convertible

Mustang Convertible

1965 Mustang Convertible Advertisements became popular reminders…

See more great deals in the Mustang Section and on the New Listings page.

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?

The following are more recently listed Muscle Car Clones:

1967 Chevelle, Super Sport Classics, FL, SS tribute

Make sure you watch our New Listings page for daily updates. There’s even more in the Muscle Car Section.

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$16,995Charlotte, NC

Cars for under $10,000:

1964 Chevrolet Short Box$6,500Lincoln, NE
1976 MG Midget Convertible$7,950Staunton, IL

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