Mercury car

Mercury car manufactured by Mercury that is a defunct division of the American automobile created to offer Ford customers a luxury vehicle line. Mercury is a brand of The Ford Motor Company that was in existence for 70 years. On June 2, 2010, Ford announced the closure of the Mercury car line with some awesome cars like 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, 1971 Mercury Capri, 1955 Mercury Montclair, 1969 Mercury Marauder X100, 1964 Mercury Comet Cyclone, 1950 Mercury Eight, 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, 1980 Mercury Cosworth Capri, 2003 Mercury Marauder which were coolest from every mercury car.

Mercury cars

Mercury car models – old classic mercury car details

Some of old Mercury cars along with their model details and manufacturing year were:

Mercury Voyager
Mercury’s mid-priced full-size station wagon from 1957 through 1958.

Mercury Milan
It was a mid-size sedan based on the Mazda designed Ford CD3 platform built by Ford Motor Company and distributed by the Mercury division. It is a twin of the Ford Fusion, while being listed below the luxury-spec Lincoln MKZ sedan.

Mercury Cougar
It was sold by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company from 1967 to 2002.

Mercury Villager
It is a minivan manufactured and marketed by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company for model years 1993–2002, in a single generation.

Mercury Sable
It was a four-door sedan and station wagon commercially marketed over five generations by the
Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company for model years 1986-2005 as a mid-size car and between 2008 to 2009 as a full size car, with a hiatus for model years and in 2006 and 2007, when a rebadged variant was marketed as the Mercury Montego.

Mercury Lynx
This Mercury car was a compact car produced by the Ford Motor Company for its Mercury division from 1981 to 1987. In 1988, Mercury launched the Tracer as the Lynx’s replacement.

Mercury My
The my mercury was first introduced at the 1999 North American International Auto Show. The my mercury was designed by J Mays, the same designer of the Volkswagen New Beetle.

Mercury M-series
The M-Series pickup truck was produced between 1946 and 1968 by Ford Motor Company of Canada, primarily for Canada. The M-Series was introduced in Canada because smaller communities there either had a Ford dealer or a Lincoln-Mercury-Meteor dealer, but not both.

Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
This Mercury car was produced from 1957 to 1958. The Turnpike Cruiser was produced in two body styles: a two-door and four-door hardtop were offered. They are best known for the unique styling cues and wide array of gadgets including a “Breezeway” power rear window that could be lowered to improve ventilation.

Mercury Meta One
It was first introduced at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The Meta One was the first PZEV diesel-hybrid concept vehicle.

Mercury Mariner
It is a compact crossover SUV that was introduced in 2005. It is a sibling of the Mazda Tribute and Ford Escape, although it is higher in slot than the other two.

Mercury Grand Marquis
It was a full-size rear-wheel drive luxury sedan that was sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company; this Grand Marquis was the flagship of the Mercury lineup.

Mercury Marauder
The Mercury Marauder was actually the name of three different cars made by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company. During the 1960s, the Marauder was introduced as the high-performance model of the full-size Mercury line. From 2003, the Marauder nameplate was revived as a high-performance automobile of the full-size Grand Marquis. After lower than expected sales, the Marauder was discontinued at the end of 2004.

Mercury Monarch
It was sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division from 1975 to 1980.

Mercury Mountaineer
A mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle that was sold by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company from 1997 until 2010.

Mercury Park Lane
It was produced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company from 1958 to 1960 and by the Lincoln-Mercury Division from 1964 to 1968.

Mercury Meteor
It was produced by the Lincoln Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company from 1961 to 1963. For 1961, the name was applied to low-end full-sized vehicles; for 1962 and 1963, the name was applied to Mercury’s mid-sized sedans.

Mercury Monterey
A full-size car model introduced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company in 1952.

Mercury Capri
The Mercury Capri was sold in the US as 3 different cars over three decades. The Capri for the 1971–74 model years
Capri II for 1976–77 were Ford captive imports made by Ford of Europe in Germany.
The Capri from 1979–86 was a rebadged Ford Mustang made in the US, and from 1991–94, the Mercury Capri was a roadster , sourced as a captive import by Ford of Australia.

Mercury Colony Park
It was a full-size station wagon offered by the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company between 1957 and 1991.

Mercury Montclair
It was a full-size automobile produced by the Mercury Division of the Ford Motor Company from 1955 to 1957.

Mercury Comet
It was produced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company from 1960–1969 and 1971-1977 — variously as either a compact or an intermediate car.

Mercury Commuter
Mercury’s lowest-priced full-size station wagon from 1957 to 1968.

Mercury Eight
It was the first model of the Ford Motor Company’s Mercury marque and was produced from 1939 through the 1951 model years.

Mercury Zephyr
It was actually a type of compact car sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford Motor Company for the North American market. Introduced as a replacement for the Mercury Comet, it was produced from 1978 to 1983.

Mercury Montego
It is a nameplate applied to 3 distinctly different vehicles marketed by Ford Motor Company. The nameplate first appeared in 1967 in Canada as part of the Mercury-derived Meteor line. After 1976, the nameplate disappeared as the Cougar expanded its lineup. For model years 2005-2007, the Montego name was revived for a full-size car, a rebadged variant of the Ford Five Hundred.

Mercury Cyclone
It produced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company from 1964 to 1971.

Mercury Marquis
This vehicle was sold that was by the Mercury brand of Ford Motor Company from 1967 to 1986.
Some other includes:

  • Mercury Cougar Eliminator
  • Mercury Cyclone Spoiler
  • Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II
  • Mercury Brougham
  • Mercury Mystique
  • Mercury Topaz

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2011 Grand Marquis – the last Mercury car ever made

As the Grand Marquis was the Mercury’s best-selling model but it was also the last car Mercury made. Although the Grand Marquis had been in production for decades and despite being a sedan, it was a large car that could comfortably seat its passengers.The Mercury Grand Marquis’s size also gave it a lot of space in the trunk. Above all, rather than being a five occupants car like most luxury sedans have, the Grand Marquis could seat a half-dozen of passengers because it had two rows of bench seats ( three people in the front).

Indifferent of the number of seats, they all boasted leather upholstery, as did the steering wheel. Some options also gave the Grand Marquis five seats, with the front row being the standard bucket seats that are standard nowadays.

Mercury car prices

All estimated prices of these mercury cars are offered by their owners because these are classic old mercury cars and you can buy these from old cars online website. These prices may be high when you contact their sellers but here is the estimation of some mercury cars.

Mercury cars Estimated price
1964 Mercury Parklane $ 10,495 USD
1974 Mercury Comet $ 12,995 USD
1951 mercury Secan $ 30,000 USD
1965 Mercury Monterey $ 19,995 USD
1982 Mercury lynx $ 24,995 USD
1940 Mercury sedan $ 59,995 USD
1971 Mercury Comet $ 18,995 USD
1946 Mercury Woody $ 119,995 USD
1951 Mercury Coupe $ 97,500 USD
1951 Mercury Eight $ 72,995 USD
1962 Mercury Comet $ 22,995 USD
1956 Mercury montclair $ 69,900 USD
1959 Mercury Monterey Two-door $ 28,500 USD
1969 Mercury Cougar $ 45,995 USD
1949 Mercury Coupe $ 105,995 USD

How can you buy old classic mercury cars?

You can buy classic old Mercury cars from online websites of old cars where all the information provided by sellers about each Mercury car along with details of their model and estimated price. From there you can contact the seller of that car through email. Some are also auctioned by online websites.

Mercury Sedans

Some Mercury Sedans that were used are

Mercury Cougar. 1997. Take a Closer Look.

Mercury Grand Marquis. 1992 - 2011. Take a Closer Look.

Mercury Marauder. 2003 - 2004. Take a Closer Look.

Mercury Milan. 2006 - 2011. Take a Closer Look.

Mercury Montego. 2005 - 2007

Mercury Mystique. 1995 - 2000

Mercury Sable. 1992 - 2009

Mercury Topaz. 1992 - 1994

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Despite the Mercury’s troubles, we have some memorable vehicles

As Mercury is a defunct division of the American automobile The Ford Motors Company created to offer Ford customers a luxury vehicle line. It also gave some flop but here are some awesome great mercury vehicles.

1954 Mercury Sun Valley

In 1954 Mercury Sun Valley, the use of polymers and the launch of glass-roofed vehicles, the '54 Mercury Sun Valley’s claim to fame was its Plexiglas half-roof. Tinted green, the bubble-top spectacularly changed the passengers’ view of the outside. A snap-in sunshade was an option in it, but air conditioning was not. The model went out of production in 1956.

1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

The 1957 Turnpike Cruiser was the first hardtop model to feature the “Breezeway,” a roll-down rear window. In a time before air conditioning, it was common, the feature spectacularly increased inside comfort on warm days.

1949 Mercury

The 1949 Mercury gained legendary status because of the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean. For 1949, Mercury switched from using Ford to Lincoln bodies.

1971 Mercury Capri

The 1971 Capri 2000, actually its performance was lively for those who wanted a muscle-car alternative.

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II

The 1969 Cyclone Spoiler II was one of their special NASCAR editions that featured aerodynamic aids, including a more streamlined rear window and a flush grille.

1968 Mercury Cougar XR7

As 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7; Mercury gets its own version of the Mustang. The Cougar was a significant step up from the lower-priced, blue-collar Mustang.

Mercury Emblem/logo

Mercury Emblem (symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation or organization or any company). The first logo of the Mercury brand was named after the Roman God Mercury. The side profile of his head, complete with the signature bowl hat with wings was used during the early years of Mercury Brand.

During the late 60’s up to the mid 80’s the Mercury used the ‘sign of the cat’ ad campaign based on it’s popular Cougar luxury car. Many of the cars during this time carried cat related names like Lynx and Bobcat etc.

During the late 80’s the logo changed from the Cougar to three lines within a circle that looked like almost three hockey sticks lined up next to each other. The reason and the name behind this new logo has never been fully explained but it is still being used today. In 2000 The Mercury logo had ‘Mercury’ written on the top part of the logo.

Leading car brands in US-2020

The top U.S. car brands are assembled in year 2020 and distributed by

  1. Ford
  2. Toyota
  3. Chevrolet
  4. Honda
  5. Nissan
  6. Jeep
  7. Ram
  8. Hyundai
  9. Subaru
  10. Kia
  11. GMC
  12. Mercedes-Benz

Some famous Mercury models

Some mercury models include:

  • Mercury SUVs
  • Mercury Sedans
  • Mercury Hatch/Wagons
  • Mercury Vans
  • Mercury Hybrids
  • Mercury Coupes

Mercury History - Lincoln and Ford automobiles

Mercury is now a defunct division of the American automobile manufacturer Ford motor Company. It was created in 1938 by Edsel Ford. It was marketed as an entry-level luxury brand for nearly its entire existence, bridging the price gap between the Ford and Lincoln model lines of automobiles. Mercury also competed most directly against Chrysler’s DeSoto, Hudson and Studebaker within the mid-priced field.

From 1945 to its closure on 2 June, 2010, Mercury was half of the Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford line of automobiles, forming a combined sales network different from Ford. Mercury vehicles shared manufacturing commonality with Ford or Lincoln (or both concurrently) sometimes, serving as counterparts for vehicles from both divisions. Lincoln-Mercury also served as the sales network for Continental (1956–1960), Edsel (1958–1960) and Merkur (1985–1989).

On 2 June, 2010, Ford Motor Company announced the closure of the Mercury brand along with mercury cars in an effort to focus more on the Ford and Lincoln brands, ending production at the end of 2010. Mercury remains an active, registered trademark of Ford. If you searched for mercury cars it will directly takes you Ford and Lincoln automobiles page.

Mercury Cars – Beginning to end

  • In 1937, Edsel Ford began work on Mercury as the first completely new Ford Motor Company brand.
  • For the 1939 model year, Mercury made its debut with a namesake vehicle line as a completely new design. Sized between Ford and Lincoln
  • For 1941, as part of its first redesign, the Mercury adopted the Mercury Eight nameplate used in sales market. For 1942 model year, 24,704 Mercury vehicles were produced in total. Before production was suspended, several major changes were introduced.
  • For 1950, the Monterey name made its first appearance, denoting a special edition of two-door coupes (alongside the Lincoln Lido and Ford Crestliner). Intended to compete against the hardtop coupes from General Motors.
  • For 1957, Mercury redesigned its model range, with a 122-inch (3,100 mm) wheelbase sized between Ford and Lincoln. In a move upmarket, the slow-selling Medalist was discontinued, with the Monterey becoming the standard Mercury line.
  • For 1960, Mercury entered the compact car segment (a year before Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac) with the introduction of the Mercury Comet.
  • By the middle of the decade, the Mercury division had secured its future. No longer entangled with the failure of the Edsel brand, the brand competed closely against Buick, Oldsmobile, the middle of the Chrysler range, and the top of American Motors range.
  • During the 1970s, the product line of the Mercury division was influenced by several factors that affected all American nameplates. While sporty cars would not disappear from the division, Mercury refocused itself further on building high-content vehicles.
  • As Lincoln-Mercury entered the 1980s, Mercury continued the modernization of its model line, redesigning its entire lineup between 1978 and 1982. Initially associated with full-size sedans and personal luxury cars, Mercury also diversified its model range.
  • For the 1985 model year, Ford chose to revisit the success of the 1970s Mercury Capri, with participating Lincoln-Mercury dealers launching the Merkur brand. Drawing its name from the German word of Mercury, Merkur sold German-produced captive imports designed by Ford of Europe.
  • As Ford ended the Merkur division in 1989, the Mercury division itself began a major transition during the 1990s. As distinguishing itself from counterpart Ford (and Lincoln) models was a key factor, renewing the model line was imperative. During the 1990s, the division would see major redesigns of its best-selling model lines and would diversify its product line by introducing its first minivan and SUV product lines. A second generation of the Villager was introduced; alongside the Nissan Quest, the model line adopted a driver-side sliding door. The sedan line was faced with reduction, as both the Tracer and Mystique were in their final model year.
  • By the beginning of the 2000s, the Mercury division began to struggle in efforts to modernize its brand image. Through the 2000s, multiple efforts were made to attract younger buyers to the brand, involving product changes and replacements.

Sale of Mercury car from 2000-2010

Grand Marquis 723,300
Milan 166,126
Mariner 200,961
Mountaineer 341,336
Montego 63,068
Sable 465,748
Marauder 11,052
Mystique 16,208
Cougar 91,199
Villager 68,931
Monterey 32,953
Total Mercury Division sales Total sales (2000–2010) 2,180,882

Mercury in Canada

During the middle of the 20th century, the small dealership network of Ford Motors Company In Canada done some branding changes to attract buyers into showrooms. Following the demise of Edsel and its effects on the Lincoln-Mercury division, Ford largely integrated its model lines across the United States and Canada by the end of the 1960s.

  • Monarch

  • Meteor

  • Trucks

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Is Mercury still making cars?

Mercury is a defunct division of the American automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company. In 2010, Ford Motor Company announced the closure of the Mercury brand in an effort to focus on the Ford and Lincoln brands. Therefore, ending production at the end of 2010. But you can buy Mercury cars from websites of old cars online.

2. Is Mercury a luxury car?

Mercury started out as a luxurious automobile line, but towards the end, its cars also were best avoided sometimes, but it definitely gave some classic old unique memories

3. When did Mercury merge with Ford?

Ford completely phased out the Mercury brand in 2011, as the company refocused its marketing and engineering efforts solely on the Ford and Lincoln brands.

4. Is Mercury a good car?

Mercury cars are more luxurious and have additional features aimed at increasing the comfort of passengers.

5. Are mercury cars expensive to repair?

The annual maintenance cost of a Mercury is $775.But of course, Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop also.

6. Why did they stop making mercury cars?

Mercury’s market share had been flat or declining for years, and Ford Motor Company decided to focus its attention on the Ford brand and its personal luxury car unit, the Lincoln brand.

7. Was mercury nicer than Ford?

Mercury was a division of Ford Motor Company marketed as being somewhat more enhanced than Ford. Throughout its 71-year history, Mercury’s vehicles were essentially Fords with unique styling details and special features meant to enhance their desirability

8. What car brands are no longer made?

Car Brands That No Longer Exist

  • Plymouth.
  • Pontiac. a popular American car brand.
  • Saab.
  • Mercury.
  • Oldsmobile.
  • Hummer.
  • Suzuki.
  • Saturn.

9. What is the mercury car symbol?

The emblem took on multiple meanings, including from being a depiction of Mercury’s winged helmet to the three-arc design suggests mobility. It remained silver until it was retired in 2010, the color of the element Mercury .

10. How did Mercury car get its name?

In 1937, Edsel Ford began work on Mercury as the first completely new Ford Motor Company luxurious brand. While the nameplate was briefly used by Chevrolet for 1933, the Roman god name was personally selected from over 100 potential model and marque names.

11. What was the first Mercury car?

The first six-cylinder Mercury was the Comet, an inexpensive but slightly modern compact sedan that shared Ford Falcon underpinnings.

1964: Quickly changing stripes, the Comet Cyclone was Mercury’s first muscle car with up to 271 horsepower from a 289 cubic inch V-8.

Conclusion:

Now, Mercury is a defunct division of the American automobile The Ford Motor Company, created to offer Ford customers a luxury vehicle line also to fill gap between Ford and Lincoln, which remain in existence for 70 years. On June 2, 2010, Ford announced the closure of the Mercury car line with some awesome cars like 1964 Mercury Comet Cyclone, 1950 Mercury Eight, 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, which were coolest of them all. Production of Mercury vehicles closed in all markets during the fourth quarter of 2010, with the final Mercury automobile, a Grand Marquis, rolling off the assembly line on January 4, 2011. Ford completely phased out the Mercury brand in 2011, as the company refocused its marketing and engineering efforts solely on the Ford and Lincoln brands. You can only buy classic old mercury cars from their owners if they sell.

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