1986 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park wagon
1 Owner, 22,472 miles
Nearly all original, only the tires and the battery have been replaced.
The owner of this car purchased it new from Jackson Lincoln-Mercury in Ossining, NY. The sole intent of the car was to be used for family vacations and I've heard several tales of those, mostly to VT, from the family's home in Westchester. The owner absolutely doted over the car, naming her Betsy and getting her a vanity license plate that read R-ANTIQ. He always maintained her well, washing her almost every weekend, keeping her in the garage, regular oil changes, etc. In 2012 he was unfortunately deemed unable to drive her anymore and the car needed to move from his home (as did he) to his daughters. They planned on driving it and kept her in the garage but several years ago, they needed to move her outside as their side business grew and took up garage space, so Betsy has been outside for the last roughly 4 years.
When Dad ordered the wagon, he made sure it was well optioned. Betsy has a full leather interior, Power Steering/Brakes, front disc/rear drum; Power Mirror; 8 way adjustable Power Seat; Tilt wheel; Premium Sound (for the day.. AM/FM/Cassette); Intermittent wipers; "third row" fold up seats; "reversible" rear door (opens like a regular door and then can open like a tailgate); cruise control.
The 5.0L / 302 Ford small block makes 160HP and close to 300 lb/ft of torque... easily enough to pull a boat or small race car trailer...
The car is nearly perfect... nearly... There is absolutely no rust or rot on the car. The Medium Sand Beige could use a good buffing, she'll need tires, as these, although armed with great tread still, are at least 20 years old. The antenna is broken off and the tailgate window doesn't go down.
Lastly, as she's been sitting for several years, the full gas tank is now full of "bad gas". The car will start and run on starting fluid and occasionally will start and fire on her own but overall, she just cranks.
With only 23K miles on the clock, she is well worth the the additional time spent getting her running and fixing the small items.
I feel she would be an awesome parts hauler for a small automotive business but best off, I think she'd make a great tow rig for the small foreign race car... Load the back with tools and extra parts and then, once at the track, with the seats folded down, there is more than enough room to sleep in the back.
These kitschy, wood paneled wagons from the 80's are gaining popularity among the enthusiast crowd.
Asking price on this time capsule is only $6300
To make an offer, to ask any questions or arrange a time to meet Betsy in person, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for the interest.
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