For Sale: 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis in Aberdeen, South Dakota


Vehicle Description

Offering for sale this spectacular 1978 Grand Marquis. The Grand Marquis was introduced in 1975 as a luxury trim line after the Monterey series was dropped; and all of the full-size Mercury's carried the Marquis namesake through 1978, which was the last year of "the big Merc's" - as the cars were down-sized in 1979. This 1978 model sports the hidden headlights that were standard equipment; and a Lincoln-Mercury trademark in the 1970's. This 78' Mercury Grand Marquis is a 2 door hard top and has the optional 152 horsepower 400 cu. In. (6.6L) Cleveland V8 Engine with the standard 3 speed C-6 automatic transmission. The car has 91,641 original miles on it. The car is completely loaded with every available option except a sun-roof (which would have also added a vinyl top). It has all of the standard equipment such as: factory air conditioning, cruise control, power seats, hidden headlamps, and fender skirts, etc. It also has power front disc brakes, and electric trunk opener, and the AM/FM radio with cassette player (which I believer were optional), and chrome and white mudflaps on the front fenders which look like a dealer added extra. This is a fine example of a true 'barn find'. Purchased from an estate sale in North Central South Dakota. As far as I can tell, this car is 100% ORIGINAL; as all of the minute details are still present and clearly visible on this vehicle. The hand-written #611 on the driver's side frame rail, the yellow #7138 stamped on the left valve cover, and the words: "PAINT OK WILLIAM" stamped in white on the inside of the left fender and also on the front right side of the hood leaves no doubt that this is a true survivor car! Even the factory 2150 two barrel carburetor along with the air cleaner housing and the correct ducting and hoses remain in tact. A lot of these were swapped out in favor of aftermarket air cleaners and four-barrel carburetors to gain performance. A dealer sticker from Ellendale, ND helps to validate that this car quite possibly spent it's entire life in the area. The fact that this is a 37 year old original survivor is truly remarkable! This car was cherished by it's previous owner, and driven, as they should be. Imagine rolling up to your next family gathering, business meeting, or golf outing in this iconic classic. Not only does this car turn heads, but it also implies elegance and demands respect. It is an art form. A true piece of American History that deserves a great home.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-922348
  • Price:$6,500
  • Location:Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Grand Marquis
  • Exterior Color:Lt Gold & Chocolate
  • Interior Color:Lt Gold & Dk Gold
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:91641
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running