Monday, October 7, 2019

Upscale Granada: 1976 Mercury Monarch

The Mercury Monarch is another unknown oddball, which at first glance looks like a Mercury branded Fox body something-or-other...but it was actually the Mercury equivalent of the Ford Granada and as such, lived on the Comet/Maverick chassis...which was the last hurrah for Ford's aging Falcon chassis.  Find this 1976 Mercury Monarch offered for $2100 in Hamilton, OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

 From the seller:
1976 Mercury Monarch
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 22450
paint color: blue
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
1976 Mercury Monarch, 4 door, straight line 6 cylinder 250 engine, 22,450 miles. Everything original (except floor mats). Color is a blue/gray. Full vinyl top. Runs good, and body is in great shape. Paint finish is worn.

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  1. Somebody needs to stab a Coyote drivetrain in this thing.

  2. Try as I might, no matter how hard I squint I just can’t see the cool in these. Maybe it’s because my grandfather drove a Grenada and that just stuck with me as the one to have.

  3. The question for me is, what do you do with that paint on this? Leave that amazing patina alone? (People pay extra to get a matte finish on their Harleys.) Or, do you take the cutting polish and orbital buffer to it, and try to bring back the original shine? Decisions, decisions....


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