37K One Family Owned 1979 Mercury Zephyr Z-7

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GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer this 37K original mile 1979 Mercury Zephyr Z7 on behalf of the family of the original owner.

This survivor-quality car is being offered at no reserve, which means the highest bid at the end of the auction becomes the new owner!

This 1979 Mercury Zephyr Z7 is currently garage kept in New Britain, Connecticut.

The Deets

Year: 1979
Make: Mercury
Model: Zephyr Z7
Location: New Britain, CT
Mileage: 38,000
Exterior Color: Medium Red Metallic
Interior Color: Red Vinyl
Engine: 200 cu in Inline 6
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel: Gas

Current Bid: $4,400 (RESERVE MET!)

The Ford Fairmont and its Mercury brand-engineered sibling, the Mercury Zephyr, were Ford’s compact Maverick and Comet replacements launched for the 1978 model year.  Slotted between the subcompact Pinto/Bobcat and midsize Granada/Monarch offerings, Ford and Mercury offered the model lines as either a two-door notchback sedan, two-door coupe, four-door sedan, or a five-door station wagon.  The Fairmont and Zephyr have the distinction of being the first Fox-body platform Ford offerings that replaced the Falcon/Comet/Mustang underpinning dating back to the early 1960s.  The Fox-body-based Fairmont and Zephyr shared underpinnings with twelve additional model lines for Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln. Though the model line was produced for only six model years, the Fox platform would live on for another two decades, underpinning vehicles (in updated form) through the 2004 model year. The most famous Fox-body model, the third-generation Mustang produced from 1979 through 1993, offers various performance upgrades that are bolt-ins to the Fairmont/Zephyr chassis.

The son of the original owner of the 1979 Mercury Zephyr notes that his mom bought this car new in 1979 and only added 36,890 miles during that time.  The son notes that his mom’s Zephyr has not been driven more than several miles annually for the last 15 years just to keep everything in working order.  We’re offering this Zephyr as a unique, low-mileage survivor that the next caretaker can take in one of two directions.  With a new set of tires, a tune-up, and perhaps a set of replacement factory hub caps, this 1979 Mercury Zephyr will likely do well in AACA preservation-class judging and touring events. Another route is to convert this solid survivor into a V8-powered street machine that will stand out from the crowd of Fox Body Mustangs typically found at one’s local Cars & Coffee event.  Offered at No Reserve, this is a great opportunity for someone to purchase an affordable classic car.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing access to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales year-to-date. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

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Interior Gallery

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Underhood And Undercarriage Gallery

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Documentation Gallery

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If you have any questions about this 1979 Mercury Zephyr Z7, please comment below or call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking, and happy bidding!

  1. Lot 198 1979 Mercury Zephyr Z-7 Auction

    Hello. Has there been any recent maintenance? Any leaks from under the engine compartment or around the door, trunk or window seals? Does all equipment work? Age of tires?

    • Lot 198 1979 Mercury Zephyr Z-7 Auction

      Hi Steve, we’re checking with the seller to confirm no leaks. The tires have not been replaced in at least 15 years, so you should plan on installing a fresh set.


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