1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 428 Cobra Jet
In an effort to raise their muscle car profile, Mercury introduced the Cougar Eliminator in 1969. The Eliminator came with two engines, a 302 cubic inch small block and the coveted 428 cubic inch Cobra Jet big block. The engine produced 335 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. Even more power could be obtained through over the counter dealer parts, such as upgraded headers and dual-quad carburetors. Like Mustang, the Eliminator offered the 428 Cobra Jet with and without Ram Air, although the Eliminator didnt use the shaker hood, its standard scoop was only functional when Ram Air was ordered. A blacked-out grille, side stripe, and front and rear spoilers enhanced the muscular look, and Mercury offered the Eliminator in blue, orange, and yellow exterior colors.