There were 2 Boss 429 Cougars built for drag racers Dyno Don Nicholson and Fast Eddie Schartman. A 3rd one was built for demo / magazine test purposes. All three were built in 1969 and none of them had the Eliminator Option.
There were NO Boss 429 Cougars built in 1970. The car in the picture is a Competition Orange 1970 Eliminator with a 428 Super Cobra-Jet / C6 Automatic drivetrain.
Mercury Cougar Eliminator 429 Boss specs
|Curb weight||1718 kg (3788 lbs)|
|Dimensions||4.69 m (185 in) long, 1.90 m (75 in) wide, 1.29 m (51 in) high|
|Wheelbase||2.72 m (107 in)|
|Power / weight||221 ps (218 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||355 Nm (262 lb-ft) / t|
|Origin country||United States|
|Engine type||Ford 385-series V-8 429|
|Displacement||7.0 l (429 ci / 7030 cc)|
|Power||380 ps (375 bhp / 280 kw) @ 5200 rpm|
|Torque||610 Nm (450 lb-ft) @ 3400 rpm|
|Power / liter||54 ps (53 hp)|
|Transmission||4 Speed Manual (3.5 ratio)|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|