1975 Mercury Marquis Brougham like Lincoln Continental and Ford LTD
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Grand Marquis
- SubModel: 4 door Hardtop
- Type: Pillared Hardtop
- Trim: Brougham
- Year: 1975
- Mileage: 57,592
- VIN: 5Z62A532581
- Color: Green
- Engine size: Ford 460 cid or 7.5L V8 FE 385 series
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Cornerning Lamps, Mini Vent Windows, Power Trunk, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Green
- Safety options: Power Front Disc Brakes
- Options: 460 Ford V8, AM/FM Radio, Tilt Wheel, Automatic
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1975 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 door Hardtop
The car listed here is a 1975 Mercury Marquis Brougham 4 door Pillared Hardtop. The car was built to be a dealer demonstrator for Warrick Motor Company in Covington, Indianaand manufacturedat the St. Louis assembly plant in December of 1974. Being a dealer demo car it was loaded with some unique options. The options includethe 460 4bbl V8 with factory dual exhaust, C6automatic, Ford 9 inch rear axle with 2.75 gears, LR78x15 whitesidewall tires,cornering lights, tilt wheelspeed control, driver's power seat, reclining passenger seat, bumper protection group, manual air conditioning, electric rear defroster, AM/FM Stereo Radio, intermittent windshield wipers, tinted glass, power vent windows and windows, lock convenience group,body side mouldings, and a power trunk release.
Being a fan of Hawaii Five-O I came across this car locally and after looking at it I decided to buy the car with the best of intentions. However, I've unfortunately had some stuff come up and now need a newer car. So, here the car is listed here as bad as I hate toohowever my priority is getting a newer car. Listed below is the details of the car.
Body- The body is solid with the exception of underneath the top which asI said isn't too horrible.The car is still wearing its original Medium Metallic Green Paint and vinyl top. The car was undercoated when it was new so underneath is solid.For being 41 years old, the paint looks pretty good could polish up a little more. There is some typical scratches, dings, and chips for a car this age. The car still has it fender skirts along with the fender skirt seals are thereas well. On the passenger side the factory vinyl top is coming up and there is some bubbles under the top that don't look too bad. The rest of the top is in good shape.
Trim- The trim is in good shape with a few pieces that have a little pitting on them. The black mouldings are in great shape and the bumpers are pretty decent as well. Most of the seals are in good shape as well.
Interior- The interior is in great shape. The dash is in great shape along with the seats and carpet. The inside of the trunk is in good shape for the age and the cardboard liners are still present.
Frame- Is good shape with typical surface but, nothing major I could see. The body bushings even looking to be in decent shape. I have attempted to restore the frame in the front and it does clean up nicely.
Suspension- The car rides well and the tires are fairly new Goodyear tireswith good tread. The car has newer brakes and stops good.It floats down the road and soaks up the bumps with ease. The steering is great and feels tight considering the size and weight of the car.
Electrical- Most everything works on the car. The headlight doors work as they should, the clock in the car works, the power windows work although the vent window does get a little sticky going up, the power trunk release works, radio works, hazard lights,power locks work, and the exterior lights work with the exception of the right turn signal not wanting to flashwhich I believe is a rightflasher located up in thedash. The other turn signal works fine. In fact, I have installed a new turn signal switch, bulbs, and an electronicemergency flasher in the car along with replacing most of the fuses for good measure since they were the original ones. The only other thing that doesn't work tomy knowledge is some of the dash bulbs but,the warning indicator lamps work.The last thing is the fuel gauge does not work but, the prior owner stated that it does not because he knocked something loose with repairing the fuel system prior to my ownership.
Drivetrain- The 460 big block engine starts up and runsfine. Now, there is a tuningissue with the carburetor bogging out when you attempt to accelerate hard from low speedsso I'm not sure what it is but, the car seems to drive fine otherwise.The C6 automatictransmission shifts as it should. The car has new carburetormountinggaskets,thermostat, fan clutch, radiator hoses, heater core, a newignition coil, spark plug wires/spark plugs, fuel filter, distributor cap,androtor button.An oil change was performed on the car as well. Thedrivetrain seems to run strong otherwise with no smoke, overheating, or significant issues I can see.
Other- I believe I have covered as much as I know about this car. Now a few other things to mention is thatthe car is loud becausestock mufflers arerusted out in placesand need replaced. I do have a set of factory replacement Walker Quiet Flow mufflers that do come with the sell of the car. Some other things that I am including with the sale of this car is spare Motorcraft 4350 carburetor that needs some work, the factory workshopmanuals,some spare emblems, decals, and a couple of spare tune up items.I doalso have 4 NOS AC Delco PleasurizerShocks anda Mildonreusable C6 pan gasket to go with the sale of the car as well. The AC does not blow coldbut, allcomponents are there. This is a good car for the price.
Disclaimer-The car is being sold"as is" where is and the buyer assumes responsibilityonce thetransaction is complete. Thereis no warranty or guarantees as part of this transaction. I have described the item to the best of my knowledge. The buyer is responsible forpickupandshipment of the vehicle listed here. A deposit of $500 is due within 24 hours auction end via PayPal and full payment must be received within 7 days of auction close. For the remainder of the payment I will accept either cash in person or a certified cashier's check. I will not deal with anthird party agent due to the volume of recent scams.If payment is not received within these timelines, you as a potential buyer agree to forfeit your deposit and I retain the right to relist the vehicle for sale given the constraints. I also have the vehicle for sale locally and reserve the right to end this auction at any time. Zero feedback bidders need to contact me before placing a bid. Once full payment is received andhas cleared through my bankfor the vehicle above, I will release the vehicle and title to winning bidder.
Please call me with any questions you have at 317-645-5921. Thank you and Happy Bidding.
Videos of the car can be found here since I'm having a problem embedding them through here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qAkSBtTd80On Aug-16-16 at 10:50:11 PDT, seller added the following information:
The other thing I wanted to add, is if you require a front plate in your state I do have the front plate bracket to go with the sale of this car.