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Shep'sCougar
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Paint color

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Post by Shep'sCougar » 14 Sep 2018, 17:42

Could you, would you, please tell me if a "W" paint color was a custom color.
1969 428 Eliminator V-8 428 4V. Ram-air 335 hp. 10:61 cr.

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Re: Paint color

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Post by 70b302cat » 14 Sep 2018, 19:26

If you are referring to a 1969 then "W" was an available color. It is a shade of yellow.
It was not available on an Eliminator in 1969. The yellow for an Eliminator was paint code "9" Bright Yellow.
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Re: Paint color

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Post by Shep'sCougar » 15 Sep 2018, 06:42

The car is a sesquential series. Serial # 9F91R516789. Would that have included this muted yellow?
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Post by ccarney69 » 15 Sep 2018, 08:15

Yes
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Re: Paint color

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Post by 70b302cat » 15 Sep 2018, 09:09

Shep'sCougar wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 06:42
The car is a sesquential series. Serial # 9F91R516789. Would that have included this muted yellow?
Thank you.
9F91R516789 is not an Eliminator, so it is possible that it was paint code "W".
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Mercury Cougar Eliminator Registry

CCOA # 7558
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70 Convertible 351C 4V Close ratio
70 Cyclone Spoiler 429 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
70 Eliminator B302 4V Close ratio
70 Eliminator B302 4V Wide ratio Super Drag Pak Cat
70 Eliminator 428 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
85 Capri ASC McClaren 5.0 5 speed

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Re: Paint color

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Post by Royce » 15 Sep 2018, 09:57

Do you have a Marti Report on your car? What does the paint color code say? W code Saxony Yellow is an available color on non - Eliminators. Maybe the car is not an Eliminator.

Shep'sCougar wrote:
14 Sep 2018, 17:42
Could you, would you, please tell me if a "W" paint color was a custom color.
1969 428 Eliminator V-8 428 4V. Ram-air 335 hp. 10:61 cr.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Re: Paint color

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Post by catlover » 16 Sep 2018, 07:51

What is the interior code on ID plate, and does the car have High-back seats?
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Re: Paint color

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Post by 70b302cat » 16 Sep 2018, 09:21

The owner emailed me at about the same time as the original posts.
It was definitely not an Eliminator from the factory.
The serial number is too low, the scheduled build date is too early (28K = October 28, 1968), the paint color (W) was not available on an Eliminator and the interior code (1A) is black standard low back buckets.
When her late husband bought it he believed it was an Eliminator.
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Mercury Cougar Eliminator Registry

CCOA # 7558
CCNE # 08

70 Convertible 351C 4V Close ratio
70 Cyclone Spoiler 429 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
70 Eliminator B302 4V Close ratio
70 Eliminator B302 4V Wide ratio Super Drag Pak Cat
70 Eliminator 428 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
85 Capri ASC McClaren 5.0 5 speed

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Re: Paint color

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Post by Shep'sCougar » 16 Sep 2018, 09:27

It does have high back seats. I saw a youtube video of a 69 Elimimator, and mine has the exact same interior and dash board. The guy that repainted(1990) it even put the exact same stripping down the side with the Eliminator sticker! It took quite a bit of research, and only to be disappointed. Driving down the road nobody would ever know ;) ...except you guys, MAYBE!

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Re: Paint color

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