If you ever needed proof that the Mercury marque suffered from puzzling, left-handed FoMoCo branding strategies over the years, the first-gen Capri will serve nicely. Sold by Mercury dealers in North America, but not as a Mercury... what the hell?
Just to confuse things further, a Mercury-badged Fox Mustang was sold as a "Mercury Capri" during the early years of the Fox; later on, you could buy a Mazda-323-based Mercury Capri convertible. At least this Ford Capri doesn't have some sort of incomprehensible European V6 under the hood. Pure Pinto power for this '77 Capri II!