This restored car is presented in its correct colors and the Marti Report also confirms the Eliminator Package, four-speed close ratio manual transmission (with Hurst “T”-handle per factory specs), tinted glass throughout, Traction-Lok differential with 4.30:1 gearing, raised white letter tires, AM/8-track stereo radio and heavy-duty battery. This exceptional and most uncommon muscle machine has also been fitted with the factory optional styled steel wheels of original design and seen in the period factory literature.
The spare matches and the trunk floor is covered with the proper plaid vinyl liner.
Already rare with the Super Drag Pak option, the Elite Marti Report breaks down the numbers as follows: 72,365 1970 Cougars built; 49,479 were the hardtop; only 2,267 received the Eliminator Package; 468 came with the revered Boss 302 V-8 engine; 323 came with the close ratio four-speed; only 45 were presented in Competition Gold; just 16 were fitted with the standard Black bucket seats; only three had the 4.30:1 locking rear axle and one was ordered with a heavy-duty battery – this is the sole Cougar reported built in this configuration.
The car will be offered by Auctions America on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at its Auburn Fall sale, where is estimated to bring $150,000 – $175,000.