Classifind Cut: 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis – $6,500

Nov 2020 | Classifinds, Malaise Monday

1978 proved to be the last year for Mercury’s Land Yacht sized Marquis before Ford’s downsizing knife introduced the smaller Panther-Platform based version the following year. This red-over-red velour example just listed over the weekend here on Craigslist in Coatesville, Pennsylvania confuses us.  Specifically, while the listing indicates this example has 200,533 miles, the car seems to look like an example more in line with a 20,533-mile survivor, repaint aside.  Consequently, we recommend verifying what is correct with the seller. With many new parts and an asking price of $6,500, comparing this price against the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms this private seller has their Marquis priced between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $4,150 and the #2 “Very Good” estimate of $6,400  If you are serious about buying this Mercury, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller.  When you do, please remember to mention you saw their Marquis featured here on  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Mercury Grand Marquis 1978
Engine V8, 7,5 L, automatic
New roof
New carpeting
Dual exhaust
Brand new battery
Two winter tires with wheels (additional)
Two full-size spare tires (additional)
New stereo with CD player and equalizer
Power windows/seats
Power break
Kept in garage
Velour seats clean
In Excellent condition!
Pleasure to drive
Pick-up only!”

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