Classic Mercury Classifieds
Classic car enthusiasts are often quite passionate about the vehicles that they purchase - indeed, even if you are not a car fanatic, you want to ensure you are getting a good deal when you buy used. Combining a reputable brand with a respected website can allow you to buy quality used classic or more modern cars for less. Here, we are going to explore the background history of classic Mercury cars. We will also explore a few different models that you may see here in our classic Mercury ads.
Mercury, an extension of the Ford Motor Company, originally intended for their cars to be in between Ford and Lincoln in terms of price. In other words, Mercury cars were meant to be both classy and inexpensive. Moreover, Mercury was named after the Roman God of speed, which certainly lends its own connotations to classic Mercury cars.
The first classic Mercury car debuted in 1930 - the Mercury Eight. This classic Mercury, also called the Super Ford, had 95 horsepower and was produced right up until World War II. After the war, in 1951, Mercury began offering their first automatic transmission called the "Merc-O-Matic." Any model of a Mercury for sale could offer this automatic transmission from this point forward.
In the 1960s, the Comet and Meteor models came out. These classic Mercury cars for sale were aiming to achieve high performance vehicles at reasonable prices. The Comet was built from a Falcon frame, with the Meteor being a bit smaller than the Comet. The Meteor Mercury car is a more inconspicuous model for Ford, and can often be disregarded by even huge Ford or Mercury enthusiasts. A Meteor Mercury for sale was marketed as a low priced, medium sized car.
In 1967, the infamous Mercury Cougar came out. This classic Mercury for sale was constructed on the same platform as the Mustang, but was advertised as being more luxurious than its counterpart. The Cougar was able to be equipped with many different kinds of V-8 engines.
Mercury continued to do very well into the 1970s and 1980s. Because of the fuel crisis of the 1970s, Americans were beginning to demand smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles; Mercury responded with the Capri, the Bobcat, and the Lynx. However, even though smaller cars were becoming more popular, Mercury continued to do well selling their larger model cars as well.
The Capri was intended to embody the essence of a "pony car:" a highly stylish, compact, affordable American car. The Bobcat of 1975 was Mercury's first subcompact car, replaced by the Lynx in 1981, which was produced right up until 1987; the Lynx was at one point Mercury's best selling car. In 1986, the very popular and fuel efficient Mercury Sable came out.
Indeed, if you are looking for a used classic car for sale, do consider browsing our Mercury ads here at Want Ad Digest. A classic Mercury for sale just may be the classic car that you are looking for.
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