Decide of the Day: 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis


There’s something endearing and alluring concerning the boxy, plush home household sedans of the Eighties. Maybe I’m drawn to at present’s characteristic automotive as a result of my first experience was a 1986 Chevrolet Superstar which had the same squared-off silhouette.

The Decide of the Day is a 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis listed on the market on by a personal vendor in Huntsville, Arkansas. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

“This automotive is in wonderful situation,” the itemizing begins. “I not too long ago drove it from Idaho to Arkansas. It was a really good experience. Acquired 24 mpg.”

The story behind the automotive is that its unique proprietor lived close to Spokane, Washington, and the automotive was garaged for many of its life. The blue paint end is believed to be unique, and as such, it does present some scratches and chips according to being 37 years outdated and the automotive having lined over 126,000 miles. The odometer, by the way, reveals simply 26,000 of these miles and has rolled over as soon as.

The Grand Marquis was launched as a flagship sub-model of the “common” Marquis in 1975. Beginning in 1979, Mercury’s full-size fashions have been downsized considerably: together with shortening total size by 17 inches, engineers managed to cut almost 1,000 kilos off the automotive’s weight. Even with these adjustments, inside house was elevated. Talking of inside house, this automotive has seating for six passengers due to the split-bench seat up entrance – not one thing seen on many (any?) fashionable sedans.

For many of this Grand Marquis era’s lifespan, there have been two totally different V8 engines obtainable. Each have been Windsor motors, however one had a 5.0-liter displacement and the opposite had a 5.8-liter displacement. Each got here normal with a four-speed overdrive computerized transmission. Right now’s automotive has the 5.0-liter, and the vendor says that latest upkeep included substitute of the radiator, heater core, and shock absorbers. The transmission has additionally been rebuilt.

The Grand Marquis is a particular “grandma automotive,” and that’s completely not a foul factor. I is perhaps saying that as a result of I’m nicely into my 40s and respect the deserves of a automotive that’s snug to experience round in. Simply view these velour seats!

“This traditional automotive would make a really good addition to anybody’s assortment.”

The asking worth is $6,500 or finest provide.

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