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1970 Mercury Cougar

1970 Mercury Cougar

 

the 1970 Mercury Cougar received minor styling modifications from the 1969 model year. The Eliminator package once again was introduced but included that 351 Cleveland four barrel V8 motor. However, under the hood were far more options than usually found in the Cougar. Engine options included the Boss 302, 428 CJ, and the 429 Ram Air motor. Despite such power enhancements the sales of Cougar's continued to decline.

Models:

Hardtop / convertible

GT: Firmer suspension and better brakes, Wide Oval tires, low restriction exhaust, bigger sway bars, necessary identification badging.

XR-7: Wood-rimmed steering wheel, necessary exterior badging, black face competition type instrumentation in a simulated walnut dash, toggle switches, overhead console, leather T handle automatic transmission shifter, and leather seats.

Eliminator: Trans Am racing inspired styling, upgraded V8 options including the 428 cid. Goodyear Polyglass tires on styled rims, rear deck spoiler, special side stripes. Optional ram air and Drag Pak (4.30 Detriot Locker and oil cooler), optional high impact colours.

Production Numbers:

2D Hardtop: 49,479
Convertible: 2,322
XR-7 2D Convertible: 1,977
XR-7 2D Hardtop: 18,565

Powertrain options:

Cid HP Torque Model
302 290   4V Boss
351 250   2V
351 300   4V Cleveland
428 335    
429 375   385 series


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