Monday, May 2, 2016
In 1979, Mercury downsized its range-topping Marquis, trimming 17-inches in length, over two inches in width and 10 inches in wheelbase, shedding roughly 800 pounds in the process. That makes the 1978 Mercury Marquis the last of the plus-size models, oddly regal in its excess. This particular two-door hardtop example shows less than 42,000 miles on the odometer, is said to be rust free and still wears its original green paint. Recent service includes a new battery, tune-up, fluid change, carburetor rebuild suspension work and even a new gas tank, meaning this turnpike dreadnought likely needs little more than a new owner (and an A/C compressor rebuild). The asking price? $4,999.