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1978 Mercury Grand Marquis. Absolutely Perfect Condition. 35,000 Miles. on 2040-cars

Year:1978 Mileage:35905 Color: Grey /
 Dark Red leather
Location:

Traverse City, MI, United States

Traverse City, MI, United States
Body Type:Sedan
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:460
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: f8z66a571429f Year: 1978
Interior Color: Dark Red leather
Model: Grand Marquis
Trim: 4 door
Options: Leather Seats
Drive Type: rear wheel
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Mileage: 35,905
Exterior Color: Grey
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: New: A vehicle is considered new if it is purchased directly from a new car franchise dealer and has not yet been registered and issued a title. New vehicles are covered by a manufacturer's new car warranty and are sold with a window sticker (also known as a “Monroney Sticker”) and a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin. These vehicles have been driven only for demonstration purposes and should be in excellent running condition with a pristine interior and exterior. See the seller's listing for full details.  ... 

This vehicle is a true untouched survivor car. Purchased in the summer of 2011 from the original owner who had special ordered the car new from Castrucci Mercury in Cincinnati, OH in April 1978. Most of the mileage was accumulated driving to and from Florida and Ohio. The car has never been in snow, never been in an accident, never been smoked in and has been garaged it's entire life. The car is well equipped with full power (Steering, brakes, cruise, widows, seats, door locks, antenna) and everything works even the factory clock and rear window heater! Powered by Mercury's largest engine a 460 C.I. V8. The car has the original full vinyl top and the original silver paint shines like new. The interior is a dark red leather in perfect condition with no wear, tears or cracks anywhere. The rear seat was only used a few times, and the cigar/cig lighters still work! Original spare tire is still in the trunk with the factory markings and has never been taken out of its mount. The car also has the working original AM/FM stereo. The car was rustproofed by Mercury before it was delivered. Other than regular maintenance the only things that have been replaced are the tires and battery (approx 3 years ago) and the A/C was converted to 134A (still have original A/C compressor too). Also have the original books/manuals, factory build sheet, warranty card etc...This car is ready to go and can be driven anywhere. It has had excellent care and maintenance and I have tried to describe the condition to the best of my ability. As one would expect of a completely original 34 year old car there are some nicks and scratches from being driven over the years but the car is truly in amazing condition. The vehicle is being sold as-is with no warranty of any kind and I encourage any interested parties to ask questions and inspect the vehicle. Thank you for your interest. Have more photos if interested please email.
 

This car is amazing. It is so big and fun to drive, it literally feels like riding on a cloud down the street.  

Dont hesitate to email with any questions. 

The car is in Traverse City, Michigan at this time. 

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