2008 Mercury Grand Marquis
In continuous production for 36 years, the Grand Marquis was the longest-produced Mercury. In total, nearly 2.7 million were produced, making it the best-selling vehicle sold by the brand. Among Ford Motor Company models in North America, only the Ford Econoline, Ford Mustang, Ford Thunderbird, Ford F-Series, and Lincoln Continental nameplates have been produced longer. The Panther platform served as the basis for Grand Marquis design for 32 years. Nearly unmatched by other automakers for longevity, the external appearance of the Grand Marquis remained largely unchanged for the last 19 years of its production life (along with its engine, the 2011 model shared a number of body panels with its 1992 counterpart).
Many times, consigners bring us several cars at one time to sell for them. Sometimes for obvious reasons revolving around client relations, we take in units that may not necessarily be the true definition of a classic (what this exactly is, I've yet to hear a definitive answer) For consignment a clean nicely kept version of the Marquis which in and of itself is a Classic based on its longevity of production. Or we could call it a used car...either way it's here for the taking!
Light Ice Blue paint in overall good condition covers the exterior of this car. Save for a spot on the roof where it is peeling and has some bare metal exposed, the paint is holding up well. A black padded canvas “Landau” style rear is added to the roof and is nice and clean. Chrome and brite work are all good and blemish free. Headlights are clear, and 17” painted wheels are all around. Electronic touchpad numbers are on the doors for a keyless entry.
Medium Light Stone leather showing some patina, dirt spots, and folding cover the bench seats upfront, and in the rear. Smatterings of this leather mix with faux burl panels and plastic on the door panels, and dash. AC blows cold, and electronics like windows, cruise control, door locks, seats and mirrors all work smoothly and quickly. The headliner is in good condition.
A 4.6 Liter single overhead cam V8 sits in the engine bay. A 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is attached to the back of the V8
Some minor surface rust is seen on the undercarriage, but very unremarkable. Traction control, and a 2.73 conventional axle are seen. Some heavier surface rust is noted on the rear axle. All door jambs are rust free and clean underneath the doors. Rubber weather stripping is in good condition.
In overall good used condition, this 50,000 mile car will get you to where you want to go, efficiently, and in comfort. What more could you ask for?