1969 Mercury Marquis Convertible.

April 15, 2014

12 comments

12 comments:

captaingizmo54 said...

Man! Haven't seen one of these for
awhile. Looks like this one's well-cared
for. Only thing I see is that the window
channels are loose and need to be
redone. Check the vaccuum lines going
to the headlight doors. They might
need to be replaced to. They tie into a
booster unit near the left fender well.
This was a common problem with the
LTD's and Grand Marquis. Other than
that, I'll bet it still runs and drives sweet.

Anonymous said...

Learned how to drive on one of these. Probably as close as I'll ever come to piloting the Queen Mary.

Grumpy Cat said...

It that a jaguar in front of it?

Tony Piff said...

i confess that when i hear the word "convertible," this is not what i picture.

amazing "condition." four hubcaps!

Tony Piff said...

also, whenever anyone but me drives my truck, the driver's window comes off its track and falls down into the door. if i don't have time to pull the door panel off and get everything set up again, i'll get the glass back up and then wedge something down in the gap to keep it up until i'm able to deal with it. i usually use a pen, but a wad of folded paper would work pretty good, i think. that's my guess as to what's going on in pic #4.

Ben Piff said...

@Grumpy Cat, guess again.

juan mcmahon said...

@Grumpy Cat: It's a Rolls Royce/Bentley from the SZ Series, like this one:
http://www.oldparkedcars.com/2011/12/1990-rolls-royce-silver-spirit-mark-iii.html

captaingizmo54 said...

Yeah Tony, that's why I said it. I can't imagine trying to get that window back up if
you didn't have a solid door pillar to help you get the glass alligned properly when
the glass falls. My BIL owned a '61 Ford wagon with the same problem. He used to
carry a sheet of bisqueen to cover the open hole if it rains or snows.

Grumpy Cat said...

Is is a Corniche or a sedan?

Anonymous said...

Weird. From the front, I see 1972 impala- just...more of it. From the side, I see Cadillac. The back is all mercury.

Anonymous said...

This Mercury Marquis is wearing eighties Lincoln hubcaps; not attractive at all.

Note the rust on the lower corners of the door on the drivers side. Full size Fords and Mercury's have a real problem with this in 1969 and 1970 specifically. My 1969 Marauder lived forty years in Nevada and still had rust on the front corners of the door!

Ford Motor Company's vacuum operated headlight doors are a pain compared to Chrysler Corp's much more reliable electric headlight doors.

Anonymous said...

Is this car for sale