Rare Chrysalis: 1978 Mercury Monarch 4-Speed

In the realm of “gas station photo craigslist” advertisements, this next one is forgivable. But only because this isn’t just another Honda pictured in front of a gas pump late at night after the seller get’s off his night shift as a Walmart greeter…but this is a legit unicorn, the 4-speed equipped Mercury version of the Ford Granada. Find this 1978 Mercury Monarch offered for $12,000 in Fall Branch, TN via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1978 Mercury Monarch Ghia
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 114000
paint color: red
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: coupe
Marti Report ( I have it) says there were 585 Monarchs with a 302/4-speed package. Other equipment is Factory A/C (blows cold), bucket seats, power steering/brakes, Am/FM/8-Track that still works, and rear defogger. Dual exhaust with flowmasters. This is a desert car from Las Vegas, with no rust anywhere. The previous owner had his brother paint it in Denver Colo. It’s not a fast car, but just as much fun as any Camaro to drive. Since I have owned it, I have done the following:
New battery
New A/C lines / convert to 134
rebuild Carburetor
New Clutch, throw out bearing, U-joints
new shocks
new brakes
new front wheel bearings
new front stabilizer bushings.

I know I’ll be sorry I sold it, but got my eye on another. I rotate about every 3 years.
No trades, cash deal. Scammers; I will sell it for more money and give you access to my bank account, just ask!!

If it is has any flaws, it would be the driver door is so long and heavy, that the bushings are not as tight as the passenger door. The horn doesn’t work. (?) The tires are OK, factory size on factory mags, but could use maybe a 7″ wheel up front, 8″ on back .

Don’t text me stupid messages, man-up and call me.

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