This beauty is a 1969 Mercury Elminiator an All American muscle car that shakes the ground when fired up. 
Steve Cater first saw this Cougar with his father in 1985 at Carlisle, a popular car show in Pennsylvania, NY. Both father and son fell in love with this Mercury Cougar  Eliminator completely restored and turned into a drag car. This was not a street legal car by any stretch.

Who would know a short 2 years later and completely by chance or most certainly by luck Steve saw the same car in a Hemmings ad. Steve and his father recognized the car and worked a deal with the seller and loaded up the car and took off for NY and the new home for the Eliminator.

After enjoying the car for a few years Steve's father decided to sell the car. Needless to say Steve beat feet to his father's door with cash in hand and finally owned his dream car.

The car has changed very little in the past few years. The car has race headers, a four barrel, performance pistons, file fit rings, and a hydraulic roller cam. It also has a Dove single plane intake and a 3,000 stall ATI.

Yes, the ground does shake when this Cougar is fired up.

Thanks to Justin Palmer with Apex Automotive Magazine

Enjoy this weeks classic on a Classic Car Tuesday.


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