1970 MERCURY MARQUIS COUPE HARD TOP 429 ENGINE 2BBL
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Other
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 60,598
- VIN: 0z66k544940
- Color: White
- Engine size: 429
- Power options: Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
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1970 Mercury Other1970 Mercury Marquis Brougham 2-Door Sedan 429-2V V-8 automatic
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For 1969, the full-size cars of both Ford and Mercury were completely redesigned, with the Lincoln Continental following suit in 1970. In a model shift, the Park Lane was discontinued, with the Marquis gaining a full range of body styles. Alongside the previous two-door hardtop were a four-door hardtop, four-door pillared sedan, and a two-door convertible; Mercury also consolidated theMercury Colony Parkstation wagon series into the Marquis lineup. All full-sized Mercury sedans and coupes were built on a 124-inch wheelbase, but Colony Park station wagons shared the 121-inch wheelbase as the Ford wagons and sedans. While built on a Ford chassis, Colony Parks shared the front bodywork and interior trim as Marquis Brougham sedans.
This generation introduced covered headlights, which were deployed using a vacuum canister system that kept the doors down when a vacuum condition existed in the lines, provided by the engine when it was running. If a loss of vacuum occurred, the doors would retract up so that the headlights were visible if the system should fail.
For 1969 and 1970, theMercury Maraudermade its return as a stand-alone model; a sportier two-door fastback on the shorter Ford wheelbase it shared its front bodywork with the Marquis.
This generation introduced the hidden headlights that were a Lincoln-Mercury trademark in the 1970s. Metallic gold examples of the 1969 and 1970 model Marquis convertibles (very low production) were used for the final two seasons of theGreen AcresTV series; these replaced the 1965-1967 Continental convertibles that were used earlier in the run of the CBS comedy series.
1971 brought a major restyling for the full-size Mercurys. The body wore more rounded, flowing styling with wider C-pillars and wraparound tail-lamps (on sedans). Other changes includedfender skirtsand the elimination of vent windows; all models now wore frameless window glass. A new option for all models a sunroof (which also mandated the selection of a vinyl roof). While slow sales led to the cancellation of the Marauder fastback and the convertible, Mercury revived the Brougham name as part of the Marquis and Colony Park lineup.
1972 brought minor changes such as egg-crate grilles, revised taillamps and seatbelt warning buzzers.Mechanical Details
The standard engine was a429 cubic-inchV8 equipped with a two-barrel carburetor. The four-barrel 429 from the Marauder was optional. The sole transmission for the Marquis (and all full-size Lincolns and Mercurys of the period) was theFord C63-speed automatic. Power front disc brakes were optional.During 1972, the 460 cubic inch V-8 was made optional.