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Discussion in 'Station Wagon Auctions, Craigs List and Other Stat' started by jwdtenn, Aug 22, 2018.
Low option - no AC - good luck with that inflated price.
"drop a rat motor in it and eat tuner cars at the light"
This is clearly a seller who's on some bad drugs.
Low option is right. This car has 1 visible option, a luggage rack... and not the deluxe version (with air deflector) at that. Not even a radio. Black paint not often seen on this model.
I take that back....the white-stripe tires, if originally equipped as such, would have been optional. So 2.
Dual facing rear seats not an option?
In 1972, Dual Facing Rear Seat versions were listed as a separate model from the 6 - passenger wagons with their own "base" price in the Ford catalog. DFRS did not become a specific "option" until 1975 I believe, but I will check the books to confirm this. Hair-splitting I know.
In 1974, Dual Facing Rear Seats (DFRS) became a separate, stand-alone option on the full size Ford wagons. (Mercury listed them as an option several years earlier.)
The seller is a fellow ISWC member. If I remember correctly, he said it was originally ordered by a Mennonite -- hence the black paint and no options. You'd only expect this level of equipment on a Ranch Wagon. Even Country Sedans were usually optioned higher than this.
The unusual nature of the car might be an attraction for some prospective buyers, but they'll either have to live in a cool climate or be very hardcore about the car to live with a black-on-black car without AC.
Back on eBay, with a buy-it-now-price of $11,900.
Still has the "drop a rat motor in it and eat tuner cars at the light" line in the description. As I recall from driving a '72 CS with the 400 cu. in. engine in the '70s, no one quaked with fear when this lumbering behemoth pulled up next to them at the light.
I see the chrome around the break and gas pedals. You have to really look for options, but I think I found option number 3. Power front disc brakes...
Power front disc brakes were standard on the LTD, LTD Brougham, and LTD Country Squire in 1972, as well as the bright pedal trim.
Hmmmmm I’ll have to double check the brochure. I know discs were standard pretty much by then, but not sure about the “power” discs. I have a ‘71 Country Sedan that have the power discs, and I have a ‘72 LTD with the standard brakes. But who knows.
Hey Country Sedan..... You were right, so sorry.... The '72 I had was a Galaxie without the power discs. The '71, I assume the power discs were an option, as on my Country Sedan, but I also have a '72 Brougham, and Convertible with the "power disc" brakes, and "chrome accents", as the brochure called them. ps Also if that is your '73 Marquis wagon, it looks great.
BTW was the interior on that Marquis wagon a "Brougham" type option like available on the Ford, or did Mercury have another name for it.
Yes "Marquis Brougham Luxury Interior" according to the window sticker.
And again back on eBay, buy-it-now at $10,500.
It needs a very specialized buyer who values it as a no option curiosity. Is there such a thing as a Mennonite antique car collector? I thought I heard that the original owner was a Mennonite.