What Is This Mystery Ford Concept Wagon?

As I've been packing up the near-get-me-institutionalized levels of crap in my house, I occasionally come across something more interesting than a desiccated squirrel carcass or a box of Sega cartridges. This was one of those times — I found a 1963 Ford Book of Styling, and in it, this amazing mystery wagon. » 7/23/14 10:00pm 7/23/14 10:00pm

Take A Mildly Disappointing Look At A 7th-Generation Mercury Cougar

When you finally have grandkids, if you haven't already, and if you should be so lucky, if that's what you want, you're going to have to sit them down one day and explain what a "Mercury" was. And cars like the 7th-generation Mercury Cougar might make that a bit difficult. » 5/31/14 9:15am 5/31/14 9:15am

Your Ridiculously Awesome Mercury Cougar Wallpaper Is Here

The Mercury Cougar is, without a shadow of a doubt, the halo car for the entire brand. In its first-generation heyday of the late 1960s, it was one of the few muscle cars that combined speed with luxury in an era where you sometimes had to choose between one or the other. And in that beautiful blue, the whole car… » 11/02/13 5:19pm 11/02/13 5:19pm

Lincoln Is Doing Worse Than Mercury Before Ford Killed Them

Ford justified killing Mercury because Mercury wasn't providing a sufficient chunk of market share in the US. Ford recently announced how much market share Lincoln has and it makes Mercury look good. » 8/19/13 1:56pm 8/19/13 1:56pm

Unique Photo Shows the Ridiculous Size of America's First Spaceships

One of the things that always shocks me when I go to the Kennedy Space Center is the tiny size of the Mercury (left) and Gemini (right) capsules—the missions that jumpstarted the American space exploration program. This unique photo clearly shows how ridiculous these tin cans are. » 5/31/13 6:26pm 5/31/13 6:26pm

This Mercury Can Make You Feel Like You're On Another Planet

Welcome to Found Around The Quarter, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a city that is known for being Big and Easy, with great music and a great cruising culture: New Orleans, Louisiana. » 5/05/13 9:00am 5/05/13 9:00am

Used Car Face Off: Glorious Badge-Engineered Jokes From The 1970s

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 4/28/13 1:00pm 4/28/13 1:00pm

This Mercury Cougar XR-7 Is A Muscle Car For Classy Gentlemen

Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas. » 10/07/12 9:30am 10/07/12 9:30am

How To Destroy A $200 Mercury Cougar, Part I

There's little doubt that the best thing to do when you're in college is buckle down, study hard, and try to get the best grades possible. For better or worse, I was not one of those focused students at the age of 18. » 8/21/12 10:30am 8/21/12 10:30am

For $6,000, Move To Cougar Town. ‘60s Week

The sixties are history and so is Ford's once upon a time brand, Mercury. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Cougar lets you relive both - plus it's a stick- but does its price mean it should have stuck in the sixties? » 8/17/12 8:00am 8/17/12 8:00am

Chopped 1950 Mercury Is Our Idea Of Custom Perfection

When you think of a traditional custom car it's hard for anything but a 1949-1951 Mercury to come to mind. Because of their longtime status as preferred custom platform there is certainly no shortage of nicely executed chopped Mercurys from this time period. » 7/01/12 9:00am 7/01/12 9:00am

Vintage Mercury Ad Shows How Compact Cars Are Actually Built

Some features and design elements of older compact cars have always made us wonder exactly how automotive designers allowed certain features to be removed. Thanks to this vintage Mercury Comet commercial from 1972, we now know how the whole process works. » 6/17/12 4:00pm 6/17/12 4:00pm

What Did This Former Ford Board Member's Car Collection Bring At…

More than 40 classic cars owned by former Ford board member Mike Dingman were sold today as part of a two-day auction event in Hampton, NH that also offered an unbelievable collection of automobilia and neon signs.
The last vehicle sold just a short while ago and we thought we'd share the results of a few of our… » 6/11/12 12:00pm 6/11/12 12:00pm

What Is The Ultimate Summer Car With A Full Roof?

Even though the first official day of summer is still over three weeks away, Memorial Day weekend has always signified the beginning of the season for us. With this in mind, we wanted to take a look at the ideal summer vehicle with a twist. » 5/27/12 5:00pm 5/27/12 5:00pm

Woman Who Drove Mercury 575,000 Miles Hangs Up Keys At Age Of 93

Over the past five decades, 93-year-old Rachel Veitch has been through three husbands, but only one car. She bought her tan Mercury Comet Caliente new in 1964 for $3,289. Now, after driving it nearly 600,000 miles, she has finally called it quits. » 4/09/12 12:00pm 4/09/12 12:00pm

Police Can't Stop This 11-Year-Old From Breaking Into Cars

Albany Police stopped a stolen car last Sunday and arrested the driver on felony charges. It was the driver's second felony charge in 15 days. And he's in the fifth grade. » 2/17/12 9:30am 2/17/12 9:30am

Watch a Mercury Grand Marquis go on a trackday

The death of the Ford Crown Victoria was one of the most important car stories of 2011, and we choose to remember the 32-year-old Panther platform with this video of the Ford's sister car, the Mercury Grand Marquis, taking to the track. » 12/28/11 1:00pm 12/28/11 1:00pm

Proof used car dealerships were a lot more interesting in 1962

They may have just been used cars back in 1962, but the lineup in front of Lancaster Lincoln Mercury has certainly aged well. Given the opportunity, the chances of us leaving Lancaster Lincoln Mercury without at least the red '58 Desoto and the '57 Plymouth wagon shown here would have been slim to none. » 11/12/11 4:00pm 11/12/11 4:00pm

For $2,800, what’s your sign?

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the Zodiac and is also considered to be one of the water signs. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Merkur Scorpio rocks a V8, but does its price mean the seller is all wet? » 10/11/11 8:00am 10/11/11 8:00am