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1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« on: December 04, 2015, 01:56:04 pm »
0F91G544281 is going to auction in January at Mecum Kissimmee! This is one that I was able to help the previous owner reunite the original block with the car. PO is also a member of the forum here.  Search the VIN to find out more about this cars interesting history.

'70 w/ Boss 302, 4-speed (close-ratio).  Competition Gold, black standard interior. Invoice and Marti. Mecum Kissimmee auction, Jan 2016 (Lot# R345)
*1 of 48 Super Drag-Pak, close-ratio 4-speed Eliminators built in 1970 (statistics are copyright Marti Auto Works).
https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0116-229929/0/1970-Mercury-Cougar-Boss-302-Eliminator/4-Speed/
0F91G544281
~ Mike B.

'03 Cobra Convertible #2004
- 1 of 345 Sonic Blue, Argent Interior, Black Top

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
- 1 of 70 with 428SCJ / 4-speed
Cat Bites Man!

RIP: 1993 Cobra #1795
- Teal w/ Gray Leather Interior, Sunroof
- Stolen & stripped 6/6/2002

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 04:20:08 am »
What an outstanding looking Boss!! Hopefully will be an easy and high valued sale. Mike G.

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 04:25:36 pm »
Yes it does have an interesting history.  I had it in my garage next to my old "W" code Mustang for a couple years. I wonder if anybody fixed the floor pans better?

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 06:53:17 pm »
Yes it does have an interesting history.  I had it in my garage next to my old "W" code Mustang for a couple years. I wonder if anybody fixed the floor pans better?

Very cool that you were a previous owner!  Any info or stories to share about it?  :-)


This is an underside pic from when it was previously listed for sale ~ 2012 / 2013.  I wonder if it still has the original(?) exhaust / mufflers.

~ Mike B.

'03 Cobra Convertible #2004
- 1 of 345 Sonic Blue, Argent Interior, Black Top

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
- 1 of 70 with 428SCJ / 4-speed
Cat Bites Man!

RIP: 1993 Cobra #1795
- Teal w/ Gray Leather Interior, Sunroof
- Stolen & stripped 6/6/2002

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2016, 07:39:31 pm »
I am not a previous owner, just good friends of a couple of them.  I had first chance to bye it for $15k about 13-14 years ago, but was going through a divorce and thought I was best for my friend to get it.  I helped him get it running as it had been setting for several years and some valves were stuck in the guides.  My father actually built the engine back when it was somewhat restored the first time and he also rebuilt a transmission for it, as the original wasn't in it.   That's not original exhaust, just similar style.  It didn't have a Boss motor in it for years until my dad built the one for it, and was driven daily to college, that's why the floor pans and such were rusty.  Normal Iowa car.

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 09:49:40 pm »
That's very cool just the same!  Thanks for sharing some of your part of the story, I appreciate it!
~ Mike B.

'03 Cobra Convertible #2004
- 1 of 345 Sonic Blue, Argent Interior, Black Top

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
- 1 of 70 with 428SCJ / 4-speed
Cat Bites Man!

RIP: 1993 Cobra #1795
- Teal w/ Gray Leather Interior, Sunroof
- Stolen & stripped 6/6/2002

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 04:05:51 pm »
Bid to $110,000 and reserve not met.

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~ Mike B.

'03 Cobra Convertible #2004
- 1 of 345 Sonic Blue, Argent Interior, Black Top

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
- 1 of 70 with 428SCJ / 4-speed
Cat Bites Man!

RIP: 1993 Cobra #1795
- Teal w/ Gray Leather Interior, Sunroof
- Stolen & stripped 6/6/2002

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 10:04:13 am »
430dragpak is mostly correct about this car and he does know it very well.  Here is a little more to the story.  I bought this car in the early 80s.  It was sitting outside under a tree without an engine or transmission.  It was pretty rusty then.  Luckily the oil cooler, smog, and original alternator as well as some other drive train parts were with it.  I put a regular 302 in it and drove it a few years.  Then in 1987 it spent most of the year in a body shop.  At that time it got two quarter panels, left rear frame section, rust repair in the trunk, two doors, and one front fender.  The floors and torque boxes were replaced with ones out of a rust free donor car.  Unfortunately that were not quite long enough and this was before much was available for them.  So it was still a little soft at the rear of the front floor pans.  I did get an engine from his dad and it was restored to the point where all of the Boss 302 stuff was under the hood.  It was shown a lot and it did quite well at shows.  The exhaust on the car is what I had put on.  The original system was on the car when I got it, unfortunately I blew a muffler out shortly after the Boss 302 was installed.  The exhaust on the car is a welded Walker setup that was for a Boss 302 stang.  Yes it was a left over set from the early 70s.  The tailpipes were made to match the original pipes.  Tim that owned it after Roy had the underside completely detailed and did install more of the correct drivetrain components.  But the paint, interior, and engine compartment still look very much like they did when I had the car.  I was the owner when it was in Musclecar Review magazine, when it was put on a Muscle Car Card and when it was used as a pattern by Ertl for a model.  I still have the original letters from Ertl.  I also originally put it in the Boss 302 registry back in the 1980s.  It is nice to see it again at the auction.  I am glad that I was able to save it all those years ago. 

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 10:21:15 am »
Thanks Dave for the info!  Did you ever think "BOSSCAT" would ever be worth that kind of money?!?!  It's a very cool car and am glad to be associated with it.  Now, do you have all your record albums ready for me to pick up? ;)

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2016, 11:40:38 am »
430Dragpack, When I paid $1000 for it all of those years ago and winched the rusty car onto a trailer, I really wandered what I was getting myself into.  Since the car was originally done before the internet it took a lot of help from people like your dad to find all of the needed parts.  It also took a lot of beer to talk your dad into building the engine for me.  A lot of people have had a hand into getting the car to where it is today.  I am truly amazed at how high the price has gotten.  I am a little surprised that it still has the1969 air cleaner on it instead of a correct 1970 one.  It was what I found at the time.  I ran into Zimmy at our recent mustang club meeting in Lincoln, NE, he mentioned that he has one of the BOSSCAT plates hanging on his wall.  Of course I would like one and he thought he could find me another one.  As you remember, the plates stayed with the car when Roy got it.  I will think on the albums, I am a little farther away since I moved to Nebraska 3 years ago.  There are days when I really wish your repair shop was a whole lot closer.   

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2016, 12:38:19 pm »
I have one of the plates at the shop and can send it to you. Just call the shop so I can get your address sometime.

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2016, 11:57:10 pm »
~ Mike B.

'03 Cobra Convertible #2004
- 1 of 345 Sonic Blue, Argent Interior, Black Top

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
- 1 of 70 with 428SCJ / 4-speed
Cat Bites Man!

RIP: 1993 Cobra #1795
- Teal w/ Gray Leather Interior, Sunroof
- Stolen & stripped 6/6/2002

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2016, 07:19:52 am »
Mike, I was really surprised to see the picture that you posted.  Yes, it is a picture of 0F91G544281.  I am sure that I took this picture.  It would have been taken shortly after the car got out of the body shop probably in late 1987 or early 1988.  I can tell because there is no interior in the car, only the drivers seat is in there.  This paint job is still on the car today.  Nice to see the photo.  At the time of the photo Iowa only allowed 6 digits on the license plate.  It was changed to 7 shortly thereafter and then the car got the plate BOSSCAT.   Dave

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Re: 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag-Pak Eliminator - 0F91G544281
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2016, 11:17:08 am »
Mike, I was really surprised to see the picture that you posted.  Yes, it is a picture of 0F91G544281.  I am sure that I took this picture.  It would have been taken shortly after the car got out of the body shop probably in late 1987 or early 1988.  I can tell because there is no interior in the car, only the drivers seat is in there.  This paint job is still on the car today.  Nice to see the photo.  At the time of the photo Iowa only allowed 6 digits on the license plate.  It was changed to 7 shortly thereafter and then the car got the plate BOSSCAT.   Dave

I thought you might get a kick out of seeing the picture :-)

I'm glad you and 430DragPack shared some of the history on 0F91G544281.  I think it is stories like this that help make these cars interesting to others, and I love hearing about them myself.  I'm glad you guys were able to save this one, as so many of them were "just old rusty cars" back then.

Do you guys happen to have any other vintage pictures of the car?  Any "as found" pics, or pics from the initial restoration?

Have a great day Fellahs!
~ Mike B.

'03 Cobra Convertible #2004
- 1 of 345 Sonic Blue, Argent Interior, Black Top

1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
- 1 of 70 with 428SCJ / 4-speed
Cat Bites Man!

RIP: 1993 Cobra #1795
- Teal w/ Gray Leather Interior, Sunroof
- Stolen & stripped 6/6/2002