Saturday, September 8, 2018

TBird Turbo Power: 1986 Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon

Whenever someone (usually a new acquaintance, typically in an elevator, or other confined space with little escape like a sauna or an any gender restroom, who was trying to hide in his/her phone) asks me what, exactly, is Daily Turismo?  I pause, and attempt to articulate that it is a blog masquerading as a media company about cars...and specifically a curated collection of cool cars for sale.  But, what I should say is this -- it is a t-bird turbo swapped Mercury wagon from the 80s for a decent price.  Most will go back to their twitter rant, meme like-a-thon, or Pokemon Goat, but a few would get it and perk up.  For those few, I present this 1986 Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon offered for $3000 in Bethlehem, because where else would a chariot fit for a king be located?...oh...not that Bethlehem.  Right.  Bethlehem, PA. Tip from David K.

From the seller:
1986 mercury grand marquis
VIN: 1MEBP9035GG608048 
condition: fair 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 132676 
paint color: blue 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: wagon 
Crazy zombie swap project car. Fun project for anyone with automotive skills. I'm the third owner, maybe put 200 miles on it since title transfer. Will start with a fresh battery, needs work to be road ready. 

pay no attention to the rat droppings on the floormat

1986 Mercury Marquise base, body is straight zero evidence of collision
1983 Tbird 4 cyl Turbo swap, including 5 speed manual trans, guages
Mustang Rims/Original rims in the trunk
Too many mods to list, check out photos
All original paperwork, Clean title in hand.

$3000, OBO

Pick up only, must be towed

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  1. Small turbo motor in a largish wagon made me think of this for some reason:

  2. just had to google pokemon goat

  3. This is a "Marquis" not a "Grand Marquis". The large Grand Marquis is on the panther platform (Crown Vic, Lincoln Town Car). The mid-size '83 to '86 Marquis (aero zephyr) is on the fox platform. Lot's of Mustang aftermarket parts will bolt on. I like that YT vid Paul Wells posted. I think I'll try that on some unsuspecting vehicle.

    1. I remember a youtube vid where some guys snuck up behind a car stopped at a traffic light at night and put a balloon with a hole in it onto the exhaust pipe. The girl and her mom drove around making that high pitched farting sound looking at each other wondering what was wrong with the car. I laughed so hard watching that stupid vid...easily amused I 'spose.

  4. Shouldn't this get a 5.0? That seems like a more appropriate swap.


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