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1971 Mercury

Grand Marquis Sedan


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Engine Size
429 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic

1971 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan

1971 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan

Original survivor metal is commanding more and more respect, and the prices of credible survivors continue to climb. That's an understandable trend, considering anyone can restore a car but the factory only bolts it together once. This survivor is the best of both ways! Not only is it a numbers-matching original example, it's also an ultra-clean, virtually untouched classic that's loaded with a roster of desirable features. Looking for some 1970's long and luxurious iron? Look no further as this one is a true original.

Purchased new in 1971, this one owner Mercury is in pristine condition, and shows only 31K clocked miles! Virtually all original condition, and everything excellent, this big baby spent her life mostly in the comfort of a garage. You can look very carefully at the photos and will find little wrong with this consignment. A test drive will have you literally floating down the road with plenty of metal and comforts surrounding you as you do so.

Several gallons of original Medium Ginger Bronze Metallic (AKA Glamour Paint) cover the exterior of this land yacht. All in pristine condition. Chrome bumpers are in very nice condition, and the rear bumper has wrap around tail lighting. Fender skirts add to the cool look, and aftermarket spoked wheels have replaced the original wheel covers, which the owner states will come with the car. All brightwork is clear, and colorful as well as shiny. Unusual construction of a half pillar in the center of the car can be seen between the large doors. The car is topped off with a wonderful chocolate vinyl top. Hidden functioning headlights are seen in front. With this car they'll know you've arrived!

Many yards of fine woven near silk like material, again pristine, covers the front split bench seats. In beautiful brown brocade pattern tufted and buttoned into a triangulated stitch pattern, is in the center of plain brown bolsters also in cloth. The rear bench is the same, and this writer is not so sure anyone has ever sat back there! Door panels make use of a fine mix of the matching brocade pattern fabric, vinyl and carpeting, and a smattering of wood veneer. Rich brown carpeting underscores the interior seats and dash. The dash is square and derivation thereof 1970's design and houses analog instrumentation. A perfect headliner is all there, and many convenience options reside in the cabin as well. Power steering, air conditioning, power windows and power brakes, make your driving experience all pleasure.

The star of the show for me is the 429 cubic inch V8, which almost unbelievably only has a two-barrel carburetor. It may not be original, but one of the first things I'd do is install a four-barrel to unleash the power of the huge engine. A 3-speed select shift automatic is there, and shows slight leakage, which could be attributed to a dried gasket due to not a lot of recent road time. Weighing in at 4563 lbs. this is a true cruiser.

A 31,000 mile garage find, all original, no rust, no accidents, all working example of early '70's luxury. A time piece waiting to be used for a long haul or an evening out that will turn heads, back to 1971, or back to the future.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.