Myrrhcury: 1973 Mercury Capri Mk I

The final of the three Magi is named Gaspar and his gift for the newborn savior is Myrrhcury, which is not a radioactive tree sap.  Myrrhcury is the ancient Aramaic spelling of Mercury — our favorite obsolete Ford luxury brand (sorry Edsel!).  Find this 1973 Mercury Capri Mk I currently bidding for $3,550 here on eBay reserve-not-met, located in Woodbury, CT. This feature is part of DT’s Epiphany Special. 

The Capri (according to Mark I) was a sporty coupe built by Ford of Europe (in Germany) and
imported to the USA under the Mercury brand.  This particular Capri was given new life in 2006 with a restoration, but there is some rust in the fender wells and low rocker panels.

Power comes from a 2.6 liter “Cologne” V6 that was rated at 125 horsepower and 151 ft-lbs of torque and available from 1970-1974. Thankfully this Capri is equipped with the 4-speed manual gearbox and would be a great car for a young carpenter to learn to drive when he turns 16.

That about wraps up DT’s Epiphany special, but the three Magi still need to get home…what should they drive?