When people think of classic muscle cars, the first cars that come to their minds are usually Mustangs, Camaros, and Corvettes. Though cars like the Pontiac GTO or the AMC Javelin may ring a bell, others like the Mercury Cougar Eliminator are oftentimes unknown by the vast majority.
The Cougar Eliminator inherited a lot of the features found on Ford Mustangs. Since Mercury is a division of Ford Motor Company, that is not very surprising. What may surprise muscle car fans is the fact that the 1969 Eliminator inherited the Boss 302 4.9L V8. Producing 290hp, the Cougar Eliminator was one under-rated pony car.