1978 Mercury Marquis Brougham Hardtop 2-Door 5.8L
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Grand Marquis
- SubModel: Brougham 2-Door Coupe
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Brougham 2-Door Coupe
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 68,223
- VIN: 8Z63S574431
- Color: Black
- Engine size: V8 - 5.8L/351
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Burgundy
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Mercury Grand Marquis Brougham 2-Door CoupeThis listing is for an amazingly well-preserved 1978 Mercury Marquis Brougham Coupe. It is all original with the exception of an after-market sound system & 20" wheels. It comes with original wheels & hubcaps and extra set of tires! You will not find another car with the presence, appearance, & stance of this Mercury Marquis at this price point.
Please note that this is a Marquis Brougham & not a Grand Marquis. Ebay does not have Marquis as an option for model so I went with Grand Marquis. In 1975-1978 they were the same vehicle. The Mercury Marquis was the entry-level model, the Mercury Marquis Brougham was the mid-level model, the Mercury Grand Marquis was the top-of-the-line model. This is a fully optioned mid-level Mercury Marquis Brougham model that has all of the features of standard Grand Marquis.
-5.8L/351 V8, Auto Transmission
-145 hp / 273 lb-ft torque provides a surprising amount of power. Will throw you back in your seat if you need to accelerate quickly.
-Small engine oil leak, one small drop per night, just changed oil & filter
-Car starts right up, transmission shifts smoothly
-Tune-up, new spark-plugs, new spark-plug wires
-Very clean and many new components & hoses under hood
-Newer alternator, battery, and voltage regulator
-Newer AC Compressor in 2012. Just leak-tested the entire system & charged.
-One of the valve covers was replaced. Not sure what the extent of the work was.
-Emergency brake light stays on possibly because of new rims
-Has an aftermarket oil pressure gauge that works and an after-market temperature gauge that does not work
-Replacing upper control arm bushings and having alignment done in the next few days
-Car drives 75mph on the freeway without problems
-Ride would be smoother if factory wheels & tires were installed
Body (please view YouTube videos for detailed walk through):
-Car looks amazing from a short distance but the original paint does have some imperfections. Some of the panels may have been repainted at some point.
-Has some dings and dents that are visible from up close
-Vinyl roof has a few small tears
-Headlights open/close as they should
-Missing hood ornament
-Chrome and plastic trim is solid but has some blemishes / minor damage. Nothing out of the ordinary for a 38 year old car.
-20" wheels are almost brand new but have some small scratches on them already from curbs. These rims retail for $200+ each.
-Original 15" wheels are included in the sale. They have 4 hubcaps but one of the hubcaps is missing the center piece. Also come with 4 used white-wall tires with good tread. Have not used these tires and cannot guarantee their quality.
-New tires on the front, rear tires have about 25% tread left
Interior (please view YouTube videos for detailed walk through):
-P/driver seat, p/windows, p/locks, tilt, cruise
-Original leather in pristine condition
-Some cracks on dashboard but covered with brand-new custom carpet dashcover
-Headliner in excellent shape except for one 1-inch cut above driver-side rear seat
-New touchscreen stereo with BlueTooth. It's a low-priced stereo but it sounds nice. New Kicker speakers all around but the front ones are not hooked up correctly. Two Kicker 10-inch subs in the trunk.
-A/C blows cold
-All lights work, cigarette lighter works
-Cruise Control does NOT work
-Passenger power lock does NOT work. Has to be locked/unlocked manually
-New steering wheel cover & floor mats
About This Mercury:
-Title will show mileage exempt. Odometer shows 68,223 miles. This car does not look look like it could possibly have 168k miles. I've had two mechanics & someone who restores vehicles as a hobby look it over and agree.
-One thing that was pointed out to me--you can Google it, as well--was that the numbers in the odometer get really misaligned after it rolls over. I've seen this before. The numbers on the odometer in this vehicle are straight.
-Just know that if the title was to read 68,223 miles, there wouldn't be a doubt in your mind about whether that is actual mileage.
-I would definitely suggest sending a mechanic out to inspect it and see for yourself.
-Exterior walkthrough - https://youtu.be/g4QCmbXejNU
-Quick exterior walkthrough - https://youtu.be/ReJvYcVZxRw
-Driving down the street - https://youtu.be/N3E1jruKl9w
-Test Drive - Coming Soon
-Interior walkthrough - Coming Soon
TERMS OF SALE
---$350 Deposit required via PayPal within 24 hours.
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For out-of-state buyers, I will provide garage storage for up to 2 weeks after full payment is made to allow for shipping arrangements. Please note, that you will need to insure the vehicle within 2 business days of submitting complete payment. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. We will assist the shipping company with the loading of the vehicle. This vehicle is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end listing at any time.
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