This next car would easily be mistaken for a Ford Crown Victoria…which makes sense because the Mercury Grand Marquis is a rebadged Crown Vic…except this isn’t a Grand Marquis. This is the Marauder…which starts with a Grand Marquis body and adds a 302 horsepower 4.6 liter DOHC V8 from the Mustang Mach 1, a full compliment of P71 Police Interceptor shocks/brakes, unique Marauder bumpers, no chrome, and smoke headlights/taillights. It was like the guys from Pimp my Ride took over the Mercury design department for a week and I love it. I miss Mercury. Find this 2004 Mercury Marauder offered for $5,750 in Newington, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Some of us are suckers for a nice old flathead. This one is surrounded by a 1941 Mercury Eight in 2 door trim sans bumpers. Complete with manual transmission, this is a great little piece of pre-WW2 automobile history in nice condition. Drive something no one else will show up in. Find this 1941 Mercury Eight for sale in Arlington TX for $16,500 via craigslist.
The first Ford product to wear the Capri badge was a German built Ford and a few years later it was recycled as the Mercury Capri (a thinly disguised Mustang produced during the 1980’s.) The Capri nameplate left in 1986, but the name would appear again in 1991 on an entirely different car while the […]
Roush Performance was launched in 1995 as a way for NASCAR legend Jack “Panama Hat” Roush to provide power to the people. Roush Performance got a reputation for making fast ‘n’ loud Mustangs, but they also dabbled in other Fords like the Focus and F-150…but for two years in the early millennium, they built about […]
The lynx rufus (commonly known as the North American bobcat) is a medium sized wildcat that hits the scales at somewhere in the sub 40lbs range and can top 30 mph in sprint. The Mercury Lynx is a small sized econobox that hits the scales at 2200 lbs and can hit about 86 mph…but I’d […]
If the Ford Maverick is the little known step brother of the Mustang, then it’s cousin the Mercury Comet is even more obscure. The Comet GT trim level was the muscle car trim package that upped the ante with the 302 V8 engine. These cars were originally conceived as import fighters, but in reality duked […]
Prices for the Mercury/Ford Capri have been historically low for a number of reasons. First was Fords inexplicable placement of the Capri at Mercury dealers when it was a Ford in Europe and sold well as a Ford over there…but in 1974 it was objectively a wayyyy better Mustang than the Mustang II and somebody […]
The Ford Crown Victoria (and its sister cars at Lincoln and Mercury, the Town Car and Grand Marquis respectively) was a big body on frame beast built for the fleet car market. Cops, security guards, limo drivers, and old people put billions of miles on the 1.5 million examples that rolled off Fords production lines […]
The Mercury Monarch is another unknown oddball, which at first glance looks like a Mercury branded Fox body something-or-other…but it was actually the Mercury equivalent of the Ford Granada and as such, lived on the Comet/Maverick chassis…which was the last hurrah for Ford’s aging Falcon chassis. Find this 1976 Mercury Monarch offered for $2100 in Hamilton, […]
The first generation Mercury Cougar was a bit more than just an up-market Mustang coupe. It offered a few unique accouterments that were not available on the Mustang (such as pop-up hidden headlights) AND it was only available with V8 power (no wimpy inline-6s for the Cougar). As an additional hidden bonus, today’s Cougar is […]