Mercury

Rat Rod Custom 1950 Mercury Rescue!

Posted in Best of, Domestic Rides, General, Mercury, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | October 30th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

RoadKill

Buying a classic automobile that hasn’t yet gone through a full restoration can sometimes be a harrowing ordeal. For one, you’re purchasing a project that someone didn’t have either the time or the money to finish, which means whatever you’re getting is probably a mess. The guys from RoadKill recently got their hands on an old chopped Mercury that was purchased by one of their viewers. Yes it ran, but I have a feeling that the new owner may have just purchased a financial black hole. Check it out after the jump.

Source: MotorTrend

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eBay Deal of the Week: 1985 Mercury Capri GS

Posted in Domestic Rides, eBay Motors, General, Mercury, muscle cars, Mustang, Promoted, Rants & Raves, Rides by MrAngry | April 22nd, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

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My first car was a 1981 Mercury Capri. It had four different tires, a wee-tiny 4-cylinder engine and one blown speaker in the center of the dash that was connected to a stock AM only radio. The car was a total shit-box, but to me it was the greatest thing ever. Unfortunately I ended up crashing it soon after I got it, but for some odd reason I still miss it. Now obviously in the mid-1980’s the Mustang GT 5.0 was the King of the block, however if you were a bit sly, you would’ve opted for the Mercury Capri GS. It packed the same 5.0L mill as the Mustang, but came equipped with a wicked bull-nose front end and an awesome aero-style hatchback. The one you are seeing here is bone stock, has a mere 29,000 miles on the clock and if I had the money I would’ve purchased it by now. These old fox bodies are becoming harder and harder to find in stock shape, so if you’re smart, you’ll scoop this sucker up immediately!

Source: eBayMotors.com

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1980 Mercury Capri: The Mustang’s Bastard Brother

Posted in Best of, Domestic Rides, FAIL / Funny, General, Mercury, muscle cars, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | August 10th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

1980 Mercury Capri RS

The Mercury Capri’s of the late 1970’s and 1980’s were always considered to be the bastard offspring of Ford’s Mustang. They were essentially the same car sans a few exterior differences and badges, but shared just about everything else. For most, driving a Capri meant that they couldn’t get their hands on a Mustang, but for those in the automotive know, they realized that the Capri was actually the cooler of the two automobiles. I recently came across this ad for a 1980 Capri and even though it was a frightening display of advertising, I’ve got to say that I truly miss these things. BTW – check out the mileage ratings at the end…

Source: Youtube.com

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eBay Deal of the Week: 1967 Mercury Cougar

Posted in Best of, Domestic Rides, eBay Motors, General, Mercury, muscle cars, Rants & Raves, Rides by MrAngry | August 6th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

When the Mercury Cougar debuted in 1967 it was billed as a more upscale version of Ford’s Mustang. It had a more European look and feel and was marketed to those looking for something a little more grown up. Even though it could be optioned out as a full on muscle car by opting for the GT package, most owners simply chose the base model that came stock with Ford’s 200 horsepower 289 cu-inch V8. This is a ’67 model with 86,000 original miles, the aforementioned 289 V8 and Ford’s tried and true C4 automatic transmission. This is a nice basic Mercury Cougar that looks to have been meticulously maintained and cared for. The seller notes that everything is in good working order and that they have a decent service history with the car as well. It’s also listed for under $19k, which is a pretty fair price in my opinion. Check out the full description complete with more photos by clicking here.

Source: Ebay.com

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What was your first car?

Posted in Domestic Rides, Ford, General, Mercury, muscle cars, Rides by MrAngry | August 4th, 2012 | 7 Responses |

When I was 16 years old my Aunt Christine was kind enough to give me my first car. It was a royal blue 1979 Mercury Capri with 4 different tires, a wicked vacuum leak and a 4-cylinder engine that made a whopping 88 hp. It had one speaker in the center of the dash, roll-up windows and only two of the four headlights actually worked. You see back then when you turned 16 all any kid wanted to do was drive. There were no cell phones, no internet and hell, even having cable TV was a big deal. I remember that little Capri being the greatest car of all time, which got me thinking. For those of you that read the site, what was your first car and what did it mean to you?

Top 20 Cars Named After Animals.

Posted in AMC, Car Branding, Car Logos, car modifications, Car Names, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, General, Jaguar, Mercury, Plymouth, Shelby, Volkswagen by MrAngry | November 8th, 2010 | 10 Responses |

Mercury Cougar

Over the years automakers the world over have used animal names to describe their newest cars. These names are supposed to immortalize the true essence of these cars and portray to their owners the automobiles inner spirit. More often than not however these names are ill-seated at best and unfortunately at the end of the day, don’t do the poor animal any justice at all. Below is a listing of 20 cars that have taken their names from members of the wild kingdom. Some are appropriate, others, well… not so much. Either way though you can’t blame the manufacturers from trying to put a little personality into their rides.
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Mummified body found in Grand Marquis after 10 months!

Posted in Bizarre, FAIL, General, Mercury, Videos by MrAngry | October 24th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

File this under foul and nasty! A homeless person was found dead in a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis in Costa Mesa, CA after riding shotgun in the passenger seat for 10 months. Apparently the vehicles owner said the homeless person could use the big Mercury as a shelter. The owner however failed to report the death to the authorities and continued driving the vehicle for almost a year! Only detected because the vehicle was illegally parked, police were greeted to a 30 lb. mummified body and stench that smelled like road kill. What’s creepier though is that the cars owner simply threw a sheet over the body as they continued to use the car. They did however throw down a box of baking soda… you know, so as to absorb some of that stink. It’s stories like this that make one wonder what the hell is wrong with society. I mean ten months with a dead body? Ugh…

Source: OCR.com

91 year old woman rolls 562,000 miles in her 1964 Mercury Comet.

Posted in Cool Stuff, driving, General, Mercury, Newsworthy by MrAngry | July 16th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Rachel Vietch
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I love a good car story don’t you? I mean in the sea of automotive BS that we deal with everyday it’s just nice to see someone who really does love their car. Meet Mrs. Rachel Veitch, the 91 year old great grandmother and mother of 4 (well 5 if you count the car) who is in love with her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. Bought new in 1964 this wonderful Comet has transported her more than 562,000 miles and to say that it is her pride and joy would be an understatement. Mrs. Veitch simply gushes with joy in talking about her prized Comet. The 289 cu inch V8 is original to the car as are all the memories it’s provided to her over its 46 year life span.

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Mercury In Retrograde: Seven Lustworthy Mercs

Posted in auto industry, Car Buying, Classic, Collector Cars, General, Mercury, Rust or Lust by Kurt Ernst | June 3rd, 2010 | 2 Responses |

1970 Cougar Convertible. Gone, but not forgotten.

Mercury may be no more, but the marque will always live on in the hearts and minds of the Mercury faithful. The brand hasn’t produced anything of interest to enthusiasts in years, at least since the Marauder was canned in 2004 after its two-year run.

That hasn’t always been the case, and Mercury built a loyal following through the years by offering fast cars with a bit more luxury and style than their Ford cousins. Below are seven examples of very lustworthy Mercs, cars we’d be proud to have in our own garages if space and bank accounts allowed. There’s something for everyone here, whether you like going slow and terrorizing the neighborhood, kicking ass in the quarter mile or collecting cars that will appreciate in value in the coming years.

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Ford Pronounces Mercury Dead, Expands Lincoln Product Line

Posted in auto industry, Car Branding, Detroit, Ford, General, Lincoln, Mercury, Newsworthy by Kurt Ernst | June 2nd, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

We told you this was going to happen last week, but now it’s official: Ford will drop the Mercury brand in the fourth quarter of this year. The action should come as a surprise to no one, since Mercury brand sales have been on the decline for the past decade. According to Autoblog, Mercury sales currently account for less than one percent of Ford’s overall market share, making them more of an annoyance than a viable brand.

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