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1973 Mercury (ford) Capri on 2040-cars

Year:1973 Mileage:48000 Color: Cream Soda/Rootbeer / Tan
Location:

Los Gatos, California, United States

Los Gatos, California, United States
Body Type:U/K
Engine:2.0L 1989CC 122Cu. In. l4 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
Year: 1973
Exterior Color: Cream Soda/Rootbeer
Make: Mercury
Interior Color: Tan
Model: Capri
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: Base
Drive Type: U/K
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Mileage: 48,000
Sub Model: 2000cc AT
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Nice original Capri. This one has original paint and interior in excellent condition. Only 48K original miles. Adult owned, never customized/modified. Everything is clean, runs good. This would be a good car to put in a collection. 2000cc AT, A/C, original radio. Been in CA it's whole life. No rust."

This car has been in CA it's whole life.  No rust.  "Grandma's Car."  Truly a rare find.  Original everything including the carpet, door panels, seats, paint, engine.  Don't miss it, bid today.  The pics don't lie on this one.  It should go in a collection.  .

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Owners of Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, listen up. According to a report on Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into these four vehicles totaling an estimated 725,000 units. The investigation appears to center around a malfunctioning throttle body on non-hybrid models of the 2005-2012 Escape and 2011-2012 Fusion. With Mercury dying off after the 2011 model year, this probe will also apply to the 2005 through 2011 Mariner and the 2011 Milan. There has been some discussion around the Escape stalling issue for some time now, but this investigation appears to be larger in scope than before.
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eBay Find of the Day: Craterface's '49 Mercury convertible from Grease

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Here is your chance to own your very own piece of greased lightning. Well, not the Greased Lighting, it's actually the black, flamed 1949 Mercury convertible that races against John Travolta in the classic 1978 movie Grease, and it's for auction on eBay Motors.
While it appeared in the film's exciting drag race in a Los Angeles storm drain, the hot rod was reportedly lost until last year, when the seller found it as a shell. He verified that it was the actual car with original builder, Eddie Paul, and sent the car for a complete restoration.
The auction includes original parts like the exhaust tips used in the movie and bent bumper from when it hit Travolta's car in the scene. The restorer recreated the scorpion stickers on the doors, razor hubcaps and license plate. He also installed a 1949 Mercury 255-cubic-inch (4.2-liter), flathead V8 and three-speed manual transmission with overdrive.