1949 Fordish: 1988 Mercury Sable Wagon

My dear friend Hunsbloger was a giant fan of the 80s/90s Mercury Sable cars when he needed a cheap daily driver a few years ago. Huns would talk for hours about how the Sable was a cheaper version of the already cheap Ford Taurus and that nobody wanted them because they were ugly, but they weren’t that bad looking…I probably spent more time talking to him about Sables than I would care to admit, but this next Mercury Mutant is one he would have had mixed feelings about. Find this 1988 Mercury Sable Wagon offered for $15,500 in Tucson, AZ via craigslist. Tip from ME.

From the seller:

1988 mercury sable wagon
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 96000
paint color: blue
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: hatchback
Front and rear off of a 1949 Ford on a 1988 Mercury Sable. Has 3.8 Mercury motor and automatic tranny, runs great, gets lots of attention.Seats and dash needs re-done. This is a totally rust free California car. If I re do the seats and dash, the price will go up. Possible trade

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