Mercury

Triple-Black 390! 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7

Mercury capitalized on the Ford Mustang’s popularity with their upscale version in 1967, the Cougar. This 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 represented the marque’s European-inspired grand touring coupe, featuring leather and vinyl upholstery, full instrumentation in circular gauges, an overhead… more»

Silver Survivor: 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

“Elegant Style. Supreme comfort. Perfectly balanced. Whether the evening is a casual get-together with friends or a formal engagement at the theater, the Grand Marquis LS helps you arrive feeling relaxed and refreshed.” So says a brochure showing the… more»

390 V8 Power! 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

The Cougar arrived in 1967 as Mercury’s contribution to the “pony car” movement. It gave Ford two entries in the market space that was beginning to populate with competitors. The car would get a facelift in 1969, including the… more»

Chippy The Comet: 1974 Mercury Comet 302 V8

“This is the tough little economy car that built a name for durability. Built of the same type high-quality steel as our biggest Mercurys. Solid unibody; sturdy side steel beams in doors. Big-car ideas, big-car stamina but priced down… more»

One Owner: 1978 Mercury Marquis Brougham

“Marquis Brougham gives you elegance in styling and much more. Beyond its handsome exterior and plush interior, beyond its recognition for roominess and six-passenger comfort, it is steeped in amenities that make it a pleasure to own and drive.”… more»

Luxury Longroof: 1977 Mercury Colony Park

“This 1978 Marquis combines the high degree of luxury you expect from a Mercury with the practicality and space of a full-sized wagon.” So says a 1978 Mercury Marquis brochure showing its models, including the ultra-luxury Marquis Colony Park… more»

12k Mile Barn Find! 1964 Mercury Park Lane

In the 1960s, Park Lane was the upper series of full-size Mercury automobiles, positioned above the more pedestrian Monterey. The seller’s 1964 edition could be rare for two reasons: first, it’s a convertible of which less than 2,000 copies… more»

Unmolested and Uncut: 1950 Mercury Monterey Coupe

In hot rod culture, the 1949 through 1951 Mercury coupe is one of the most popular starting points for building a custom vehicle.  Influenced by James Dean’s 1949 Mercury coupe in “Rebel Without a Cause” and the Barris brothers’… more»

46k Miles and No Reserve: 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS

Yes, they’re called granny cars and grandpa cars, because most of the buyers were in fact older, but guess what? Lucy and Harry wanted a big, roomy, comfortable, and reliable car, and the Mercury Grand Marquis checked all of… more»

BF Auction: 1956 Mercury Montclair

Choosing the best candidate for a project build can be challenging, with the decision often driven by the buyer’s budget and skills. Some enthusiasts want to dive into their build immediately, while others prefer to enjoy their new purchase… more»

No Reserve: 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park

It can sometimes be challenging to decide when a classic has deteriorated beyond the point of no return. Views differ on the subject, and I expect that to be the case with this 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park…. more»

Only 7,250 Miles? 1977 Mercury Monarch

There are a lot of 1970s automobiles you don’t see much of anymore, and the Mercury Monarch is one of them. And that’s not because there weren’t many built – to the contrary, more than a half million surfaced… more»

390 S-Code: 1968 Mercury XR-7 GT Project

The Cougar was a hot commodity for Mercury during the late sixties, with several different trim levels and engine options to choose from depending on the buyer’s mindset.  Going back to 1968, one of the more rare models is… more»

Forgotten Fox: 1978 Mercury Zephyr

One Fox platform that doesn’t seem to get as much attention as many of the others is the Ford Fairmont and its corporate cousin the Mercury Zephyr, both compacts that went into production back in 1978.  The Fairmont replaced… more»

Fully Restored: 1976 Mercury Trail-Twister 340 T/T

Carl Kiekhaefer had incredible success with marine engines and saw growth in the burgeoning winter market for snowmobiles in the 1960s. The company’s first snowmobile came out in the late-1960s and by 1974 they were at the top of… more»

Dan Gurney Special: 1968 Mercury Cougar

During the period from the sixties through the nineties, the marketing departments of the Big Three automakers were always coming up with gimmicks to sell cars.  From pace cars to special editions, customers looking for a distinctive ride could… more»

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