Saturday, February 20, 2010
October, 2004 By Eric English
Photography by Eric EnglishWhile the Cougar was marketed to an upscale audience, an alter ego could be found in the low-production Eliminator model. Eliminators were primarily a cosmetic package often paired with mainstream 351 powertrains. Check the right boxes, however, and you could have a hardcore performance engine to go along with the Eliminator's brilliant colors, spoilers, hoodscoop, and special trim-the brainchild of the legendary Larry Shinoda.
the Boss 302/Eliminator combination might appear to make strange bedfellows, as the high-rev small-block was primarily a homologation exercise for Ford's Trans-Am race teams, in which the '69-'70 Cougars were not involved.
Three decades later, little has changed, and that's just the way John Benoit and other Boss Cougar fans like it.
(courtesy of Marti Autoworks)
Boss 302 Mustang 1,628 7,014
Boss 302 Eliminator 169 469
Posted by Donald Robichaud at 10:17 PM