3rd Row: 1992 Mercury Sable LS Wagon
This next car is an oddball. It isn’t sporty or fast, or cool, or sexy…but it is special. First you’ve got to admit that any wagon with rear facing seats is something special…and then you’ve got to honor the souls of all the muppets who were killed and skinned to cover those seats. And finally, this is a Hunsbloger approved Sable — the corporate cousin of the Ford Taurus that is both cheaper and more interesting than the Taurus bidding for a pittance with a few days to go. Find this 1992 Mercury Sable LS Wagon bidding for $2200 in Tucson, AZ with 3 days to go via carsandbids.com.
From the seller:
Location Tucson, AZ 85712
Body Style Wagon
Engine 3.8L V6
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive
Transmission Automatic (4-Speed)
Exterior Color Medium Cranberry Red
Interior Color Red
Title Status Clean (AZ)
Seller Type Private Party
THIS… is a 1992 Mercury Sable LS Wagon, finished in Medium Cranberry Metallic with a red cloth interior.
The attached AutoCheck history report dates back to 1996 and lists no accidents in this Sable’s past; it also shows that this Sable has been registered in Arizona since 1998, but the last entry occurs in 2006.
The AutoCheck report lists two mileage discrepancies listed in 2000 and 2003, but they are likely the result of clerical errors; the odometer currently displays approximately 92,300 miles.
Factory equipment on this Mercury includes the LS trim level — the highest offered at the time — and features power windows and locks, cruise control, air conditioning, dual airbags, and three rows of seats. The sole modifications to this Sable are limited to tinted windows.
The Sable — Mercury’s version of the Ford Taurus — was introduced in 1986 and revamped for 1992 with an updated interior and exterior styling that carried over the car’s signature light bar.
Power comes from a 3.8-liter V6, which produces 141 horsepower and 160 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to the front wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission.
See a better way to drive a Sable? firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh my cod !
Sable is a fish in the black-cod family that was once inexpensive, but has become pricier in recent years. It gets cured with paprika, garlic, salt and sugar, then smoked at a low temperature, giving it a buttery texture and incomparable flavor. “It is like eating the fish version of bologna,”
Would you put cranberry on sable? Or some other berry like orange, kiwi, banana or eggplant? But not strawberry or blackberry because those aren’t berries. I prefer sturgeon, which is smokier and less gelatinous, especially nice with a slice of heirloom tomato berry. Must be brunchtime somewhere!
I’m more of a caper berries and onion guy but there is a blood orange tree next to the door and maybe…
Actually I’m more fond of sturgeon and lox too, but how long till the next sturgeonwagon listing?
Maybe when Vince posts a Nova we can brunch out!
Too bad we can’t post photos here anymore. Vince is forwarding you a sturgeon and lox bagel platter I had the pleasure to know briefly at Barney Greengrass on the UWS a couple of years back. I keep it for just this sort of emergency.
Yes, brunch, I’ll swing by in my Matzorati 😉
I used to live a short walk from the Sturgeon King. Greengrass’s, William’s BBQ and a couple of Cuban Chinese places made it the best takeout neighborhood.
My wife and I had the Taurus version of this car, right down to the burgundy exterior and the red veluour interior. My parents, who had retired to Scottsdale, AZ from Southern California took pity on us and our small family and bought the wagon from their neighbor who was a retired (shocker) Ford mechanic and and gave it to us. Dad (rest his soul) was so proud of the purchase. My initital thought was it looked like a French whorehouse, but that car really grew on us. It finally gave it up due to some electrical gremlin and led to our first (and last to this day) purchase of a brand-new car, a 2000 Taurus wagon. Great car, fond memories.