Welcome to Paper Jam, a new feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
Adam is in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Hawaii. Adam, like many of us, had a car he really and truly loved: a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Unfortunately, Adam had a moment of responsibility/foolishness and sold the car back in 2002 or 2003. Now he wants it back, and needs our help.
Messenger’s fate was sealed from the beginning: When it ran out of fuel, the space probe would crash into Mercury, the planet it was sent to observe. What we didn’t expect is Messenger to last four years instead of one. After an unexpectedly long and fruitful mission, Messenger met its inevitable end today.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
We're fans of Ford's Panthers, so when they were redesigned for 1992, you better believe we were paying attention!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.