An Ode To The Mercury Grand Marquis

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Mercury is dead. Ford made several half-hearted attempts to re-imagine its middle brand but it was always defined by the Mercury Grand Marquis. Here's a take on grandpa's camouflaged cop car from one passionate owner. [CarLustBlog via Instapundit]

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Ash78, voting early and often

I've always had a soft spot for this car's simplicity and low cost of ownership.

Sadly, gigantic overhangs, a lot of rough-around-the-edges fit and finish, and a push towards tighter-handling unibody cars were the death knell for this genre.

But in places like Florida, with high temps, grid streets, and uninspiring roads, you could do a helluva lot worse than cars like this. Which probably explains why almost all of them are down there :D