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    Default barn find.........such a deal and the price........so amazingly affordable:-)


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    Gotta love that 4.6.0L V8 16V OHV high output engine.

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    It is a nicely optioned California car with rear defrost, K code rear, dual exhaust, power antenna, power leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, ditch lights... well optioned for a GS. Same color as The Scab.
    But yeah, not a 4.6 and it does not have passenger airbag as listed under "Item specifics". At least they have the model year right in the ad.
    Also needs more and better pictures. Does it have ATC? Fuel door popper? Premium Sound? Hitch?
    Too rich for my blood, but damn that's a clean box.
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    Yup, Cali car for sure, in gorgeous shape no doubt, but $8k? I dunno. Then again, what can you get in a nice used car for that money that's as cool as a mercury? Not much really. 5 year-old civic with 150,000 miles? Fuck that. Wish i had 8 grand lying about, that car is tits.

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    Dude, with what I'm seeing, I'm starting to think my Town Car is is a $7,500 car
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    Totally worth it in my book. Sure it will need some work from sitting, but paint, trim, and undercarriage it spot on. Optioned right.

    I’d love to know the story of how it made it this long on only went that far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Dude, with what I'm seeing, I'm starting to think my Town Car is is a $7,500 car
    I've seen an '87 MGM asking $10.5K in nowhere near as nice condition as your TC... you need to double that number. You should surely be able to get $15K if not more for your TC if that MGM was worth $10.5K.
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    You're too kind, Vic.

    Asking vs selling price though, right?
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    Yes, asking price was $10.5K.
    This thing had very small rust spots, scratches, dents, one broken front turn signal lens, interior wasn't even vacuumed and not mint (although not terrible). This was 5-6 months ago I saw this thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicCrownVic View Post
    Yes, asking price was $10.5K.
    This thing had very small rust spots, scratches, dents, one broken front turn signal lens, interior wasn't even vacuumed and not mint (although not terrible). This was 5-6 months ago I saw this thing.
    1,500 max.

    Body work is INSANELY expensive. Really any car that needs any bodywork, and by default, PAINT the price drops A LOT in my book as it will cost A lot to make it right.
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    Also needs more and better pictures. Does it have ATC? Fuel door popper? Premium Sound? Hitch?
    Arn't door speaker pods a sign of premium sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM_Guy View Post
    Arn't door speaker pods a sign of premium sound?
    No, it's a '90-'91 thing. It does have premium sound though. Zooming in I can just barely see the premium sound emblem on the driver door pod. The emblem is mostly silver in the left 1/4 (not shown in the pic) and mostly black on the right 3/4 (a sliver of which is barely within the bounds of the picture). Although I believe this would be the football amp premium sound which isn't really anything special.
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    Seller must be mistaken. There is no way that is a GS. Itís way too loaded, has to be an LS.

    Not sure what it will sell for, but 8K is fair that car IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjc78 View Post
    Seller must be mistaken. There is no way that is a GS. It’s way too loaded, has to be an LS.
    I thought the same thing. The car in the ad is slightly "better" optioned than my LS. Of course there isn't a close enough picture of the badge/emblem on the trunk to tell which that says.

    I must have missed these pictures (I must have been tired when I posted last night):
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    It clearly has premium sound and ATC.
    Oddly enough, my LS has manual heat/AC controls, while my GS came with stock ATC ('97 LTC EATC retrofitted ).
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    Consider which newer car you could get for that money? If nothing catches your attention, why not buy a mint box?
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    Damn the more i look at it the more i wish i had a bunch of money lying around looking for a use. As it stands, gotta save to get the fuck out of here but would totally buy this car if it was local and i could spare the dough. It has everything!

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-Mercur....c100010.m2109
    Would you buy this high mileage rent-a-car????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toploader View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-Mercur....c100010.m2109
    Would you buy this high mileage rent-a-car????
    2G alt. No bulb on the hood light. Only passenger side exterior shots. Other than that, it looks great and well maintained. The Jasper rebuilt engine may or may not be a strike against it depending on what you think about Jasper engines.

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    it looks great and well maintained
    Thanks for the compliment. It has been garaged its entire life. It was only a rental for the 1st year of its life and for 14K miles, after that it was transferred to the dealer where my father purchased it in '91. The engine has been running fine, no issues other than the PCV re-route that Jasper recommended as a fix from oil fouling the #4 and #8 cylinders discussed here: Click image for larger version. 

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    Hmm... I didn't think of this before, wouldn't an M75 VIN be an LS?
    My GS in an M74 and my LS is an M75. If M75 is indeed an LS, then the ad in the first post of this thread would be for an LS not a GS.

    That would also mean the ad posted today in post 17 would be an LS, which the ad says it is. It's a rather low optioned LS though. No ditch lights, steel wheels with hubcaps that I assume are a lower end option (I don't actually know so could be wrong), no power antenna, no premium sound, manual heat/ac controls, and according to the seller's description it only has power driver's seat.

    As for the prices, I can only speculate what I might do given hypothetical monetary circumstances.
    I might go for the '91 for $2k or maybe $2500. For the '90... I'm too cheap to even imagine what I might offer for that, but I can't see myself ever spending $8k on a box panther unless I had more money than I knew what to do with.

    Edit: Oh, the seller of the '91 is a member here. We don't have to wonder what options it has, we can ask. By the way, I am in no position to by any car, not even another sub $1K DD.
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    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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