1976 Capri II Wants You To Know It's Not A Mercury, Even As It Awaits Crushing

While Lincoln-Mercury dealers sold the European-made Ford Capri in North America, the cars themselves had no marque. Just to make things more confusing, Ford branded the later Fox Mustang-clone and Mazda 323-based Capris with Mercury emblems. Anyway, none of that matters for this car, which I spotted in an East Bay… »8/08/08 2:00pm

Drive Phoenix To LA Very Slowly In a 1974 Mercury, Get Crap Mileage!

How is it possible that a car weighing just over 2,200 pounds and equipped with a 2-liter engine can drive from Phoenix to Los Angeles at the maddeningly geriatric speed of 50 miles per hour and manage only a pathetic 32.4 miles per gallon? Yes, that's the best the '74 Capri could do! We're thinking it was the weight… »4/16/08 9:20am