1973 MERCURY MARQUIS BROUGHAM - TRIPLE BLACK BEAUTY
DUSTY, DIRTY, BUT STILL LOOKING ATTRACTIVE IN IT'S TRIPLE BLACK STATE. LOOK BEYOND THE DUST AND YOU CAN SEE A BLACK LUSTRE PAINT, IT'S COMPLETE FLAWLESS BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, AND IT'S EXCELLENT ORIGINAL BLACK VINYL ROOF. THIS BABY HAS UNDER THE HOOD EITHER A 429 OR 460 CID V-8 ENGINE AT A TIME WHEN THE FUEL CRISIS IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES WERE LOOMING. POWERFUL ENGINES WERE NEEDED TO PROPEL THIS 4,475 LB. TOP-OF-THE-LINE LUXURY MERCURY. THIS CAR WOULD HAVE A $5,151 STICKER PRICE AT THE DEALER. ONLY 22,770 TWO DOOR MARQUIS BROUGHAM HARDTOPS WERE MADE, HOWEVER, TOTAL MARQUIS MODELS - 4-DOOR SEDANS, HARDTOP SEDANS, WAGONS, AND MARQUIS WOULD AMOUNT TO 105,879. FOR THAT MANY MARQUIS MODELS MADE THIS YEAR PROVES THE POPULARITY OF MERCURYS IN '73. TOURING THIS CAR YOU MIGHT NOTICE THAT THIS EXAMPLE HAS LINCOLN WHEEL COVERS INSTEAD OF MERCURY BUT THAT THE OVERALL POTENTIAL OF THIS CAR STILL LIES WITHIN. PLUSH, EMBOSSED VINYL SEATS IN PERFECT CONDITION, WHEEL COVERS, AND PERFECT TRIM DESIGNATE THIS RARE ORIGINAL SURVIVOR AS A WINNER. Another rare and original survivor car brought to you by 55lincoln. THANKS FOR VIEWING.
1973 Mercury Marquis Brougham 429 V8
This is an old video that I found on my hard drive. I figured instead of deleting it, I'd go ahead and post it. I thought somebody might find it interesting. It's a 1973 Mercury Marquis Brougham, black on black, powered by the big 429 V8, backed by an automatic trans. It's a two door luxury cruiser for sure. It's pretty nice shape for it's age. Hope you find it interesting....thanks for watching!
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis Road Test
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Engine: 4.6 liter SOHC V8 (224 horsepower/275 ft. lbs. of torque)
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
Rear Wheel Drive
City/Highway MPG: 15/23
This is a full road test of my mom's 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, to show how it performs in different situations, and to identify any problems that may exist. I would normally do this after having the car in the shop for repairs, but in this case I am driving the car around just to get a better idea of how it feels on the road.
I drove it for about 2 hours and came away very impressed. It is comfortable, refined, solid, and very agile. With only 224 horsepower, one would think that it's underpowered compared to its V6 competitors. It's not. The torquey V8 will pin you to your seat when gunned from a dead stop, and once you're up to speed, there is always plenty of power in reserve. The big V8 has a deep, burly muscle car sound when revved, but at low RPMs it is muted and unobtrusive in the cabin. The 4 speed automatic isn't much of a handicap with the V8's torque curve, although it prefers not to downshift into 1st or 2nd unless you mash the pedal to the floor. If you drive with a light foot, and keep RPMs below 2000, you can easily attain 20+ mpg in everyday driving situations. On the highway, the car is very efficient, due to its tall overdrive gear that keeps the RPMs low.
The four wheel ABS disc brakes provide adequate stopping power, with reasonably good pedal feel. Stopping distance is short in an emergency, although the front end dives toward the ground.
The Marquis handles very well for a big car, even though it is not equipped with the Handling Package (this option was discontinued around 2007). In hard cornering, body roll is minimal and the Michelin tires provide plenty of grip. The rack and pinion steering setup leaves feel somewhat numb, but it's also pleasantly light and very accurate (especially on the highway). Mercury obviously wanted to leave some "slop" in the steering, so the old folks won't think they're driving a Ferrari :) If you must throw the car around, it is safe and predictable, and can be quite fun for a boat.
Comfort is where the car really shines. The ride is very smooth, and gives you the feeling of "floating" over bumps. This is great on the highway, where little road imperfections are ironed out, but not so good on bumpy back roads. If you hit potholes or man hole covers, the car pogos up and down a couple times before settling. I enjoy this type of ride, but many people do not. Inside, the car is very quiet, and road noise is minimal. The leather bench seats are supremely comfortable and roomy, even after a couple of hours.
Overall I am really pleased with how the car drives, and it just happens to be a car I would consider buying used.
and all the Panther platform cars that have been discontinued.
The song at the beginning is Cradle of Love by Billy Idol, one of my favorite 80s songs.
1964 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible STK # 1120
1964 Cadillac convertible with an unbelievable 30,000 original miles! This true survivor car has been very well cared for its entire life and detailed records have been kept to prove the miles are correct. We have copies of titles, service records, and more to document the car. The car itself is in fantastic condition and runs excellent just like it would have over 45 years ago. Body is straight with zero rust and the paint still has good shine. Under hood you'll find the #'s matching 429 CI V8 backed by automatic transmission. This car is optioned with factory cruise control, power steering/brakes, power seats, and power windows. If you are looking for a "time capsule" Cadillac convertible from the 60's this car is an unbelievable find and is a nice car with historical significance. Don't miss the chance to add this documented Cadillac to your collection today! For more details please call either Toll Free 866-542-8392 or 704-598-2130. We can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Collector car financing is available on this vehicle.
1976 Mercury Marquis walk around and start
This Mercury has the 400 cubic inch with a 6.6 litre V8. I have had this car for a couple of months and it has proven itself to be a reliable car. Sorry for the camera shake, Im not sure why it started to do that.
1973 Chevy Impala Station Wagons The Real McCoy
3 examples of the 1973 Chevrolet Impala Station Wagon. ~ All are 3-seaters. 2 of them are 454 wagons and one a
400. These are getting pretty rare today due to many factors. Visit www.chevywagons.com to learn more. Created on May 29, 2010 using FlipShare.
My favourite survivor Cuda 440+6
That awesome original paint original owner numbers matching 1970 440+6 auto Cuda at the Kanata Cruise, just shy of 300 cars this night. Finally got to see under the ood and the inner fenders and everything are in spectacular shape of course.
1978 Mercury Grand Marquis Video 1 Owner 6.6L 400 V8 Classic Youngtimer Lincoln Town Car Ford Sedan
78 Mercury Grand Marquis 312,000 Miles Near Mint 1 Owner 6.6L 400 Big Block Classic Youngtimer http://www.1ownercarguy.com This is a very cool car. Usually I like cars with really low miles but this car is sol cool because it has 312,000 original miles on it and runs like a newer car. This is only a 1 Owner Car and yes the miles are actual. The previous owner drove the car back and fourth from Canada to California. You would never guess the miles by looking at the car. The factory baby blue paint is in great shape and has a very nice shine to it. The factory white vogue top looks great on the car and is in about as good of shape as you will find. The body is straight as can be and the paint is original. It has the 6.6L 400 engine that fires right up and runs great. It has been rebuilt along with many other things on the car. I talked to the mechanics that worked on the car and they remembered the guy and how good he took care of his car and really liked it. You would have to really like a car to put that many miles on it. The car feels and handles like a newer car and just floats down the road. The interior is in mint condition along with the rest of the car. Only the drivers seat shows minimal wear. It looks like he was the only one that made the trips because none of the other seats look like they hardly ever got sat in. Everything about this car is just clean as can be. You won't find another car like this.
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1982 Mercury grand marquis - Beaverdale PA
Model: grand marquis
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Engine: 5.0 8 cylinder
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1977 Ford LTD II Brougham
My new toy, a 1977 Ford LTD II with a 302 V8. Bought at the Clinton Auto Auction on 10/17/09. The LTD II was built on the discontinued Torino platform from 1977-79 and was sold alongside the regular LTD. originally Ford called this their mid-size car, even though it's not really any smaller than the regular full-size LTD. Basically it's a Ford Thunderbird with a few minor differences.
1977 Ford Lincoln Mercury Grand Marquis
This is the fourth 1977 Mercury Grand Marquis I've owned since 1985. They have all had the same drive-train combination: 460 with 2.50 axle ratio. In the mid-80's when both GM and Ford products had gotten so bad, I was trying to think of what car in the 70's had consistently had good quality and was big and powerful as well, short of a Lincoln and I arrived at the Marquis--a Lincoln in everything but name. I owned my first one from August of '85 to April of '86, then traded it on an identical yellow one with 10,000 fewer miles (51,000) and drove it until Nov. 1990 when it had 112,000 miles on it. I traded it for a '72 Mercury Marquis which was nice, but gave a lot of trouble and got rid of it in 1991 for a '73 Olds 88. Didn't have another '77 Grand Marquis until October 1998. Back in 2002, when I was in my third one, a brown one owned from 1998 to 2005, a friend found this one on eBay, located in Oklahoma, with 41K miles on it, still in the original family. He won it with a bid of $2,000. I rode with him from Dallas to Norman, OK to pick it up. It had sat inside the original owner's garage for nearly ten years. He had it taken to a Lincoln/Mercury dealership and spent $1,500 having every single thing that deteriorated with age replaced: all tune-up components, gas tank, tires, you name it, it was on the invoice. Then he gave it to his son, who tired of it after about six months and 5,000 miles because of its huge appetite for gasoline. I drove it part of the way back and instantly realized it was the nicest one I had ever driven and told my friend to give me first right of refusal if he ever wanted to sell it. I sold my third one in 2005 and bought this one in August, 2006 with about 45K miles on it--it now has 50,000 miles. None of my other GM's had had the dish wheels and I especially wanted one with them. This car lacks two things that I've seen on all the others I've ever come across--the rubber bumper protection group, which was an option, and remote control for the right outside mirror. On the drive back, I instinctively reached for the lever I always reached for on my other cars...but there was only an empty space! I can't for the life of me imagine why something as small as that would not be made standard equipment. To this day, the car runs flawlessly, returning probably 11 MPG overall. With 35 years hindsight, it's easy to see now that the Ford/Lincoln/Mercury automobiles were the best constructed vehicles of the 1970's, a decade known for some of the poorest quality automobiles ever built. When 1975 arrived, with the redesigned Mercurys and similar Ford LTD's in place, the company was in such bad financial condition it couldn't afford another redesign for 1977 as GM was planning, and indeed soldiered on through the 1978 model year with cars identical to those introduced in 1975. Those 75's were well built with good quality appointments both inside and out in contrast to the shoddy cars GM and Chrysler were turning out. Especially GM with its stick-on trim beginning in '74, plastic extensions that failed within five years, etc. Mercury had enjoyed a much higher trim level during most of the 70's and even a slightly longer wheelbase than Fords, much more Lincoln-esque in feel. In '79, Mercury reverted back to being nothing more than a re-badged Ford, a status it has retained ever since. Although these cars look the same from '75-'78, each year has a slightly different standard engine due to the ever changing government emissions and gas mileage regulations--CAFE was started in 1975. This applies only to the Grand Marquis--'75 has a 460 standard, '76 has 400 standard with 460 optional, '77 has 460 standard and '78 has a 351 standard with both 400 and 460's as options. The 460 is the only engine to have--it was Ford's last and best big block, comprising the 385 engine family of 370 (light trucks only), 429 and 460. They didn't have a lot of horsepower by 1977, but they still had massive torque. They were designed to be adequate for motor homes and trucks and are only loafing when driving a 4,700 lb. passenger car. The 400 engine was a replacement for the far superior 390, designed for low emissions and little else. It has only modest power for its size and none of the built-in durability of the 429/460 engines. The idea of a 351 engine in a car this size is ludicrous, but in the late 70's, the companies were doing everything they could to eke out one or two more miles per gallon in a government test, but a 351 wold destroy any of the enjoyment potential of a car of this weight and class.