1976 Mercury Marquis Colony Park

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  1. jwdtenn

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    I like those seats. Is that factory?
     
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    Yes. The seats are the optional leather seats. The wood tone application however has been replaced. Colony Park wood tone was a non planked rosewood. But, as jwdtenn pointed out it is really a high optioned car. Can’t find in the description but I would assume a 460, the only options you can’t see for sure are intermittent wipers, and any passenger seat power or recliner. The only visible non option is the rocker panel molding. But a really nice car.
     
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    Just refreshed and Said no longer available. If it sold for $3,500 someone got one heck of a car.
     
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    Unfortunately, unlike sold or expired listings, I can't access this as a "completed listing", so I can't double check the description. If memory serves (and it often doesn't), it claimed the trailer towing package. The class III package, at least, required the 460, I believe. They did claim it had a Quadrasonic 8-track, and I'm pretty sure that didn't arrive until 1977. It could have been swapped in, of course. I think all the radio and tape player chassis in the big cars of this era were interchangeable. They also claimed the replacement woodgrain was correct. I think it's correct for the Country Squire of that year, but, as you pointed out, it's not right for the CP. For $3500, it wouldn't be too hard to live with.
     
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    The listing can still be accessed.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Mercu...=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    As far as trailer towing, it says simply "heavy duty trailer package."
     
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    Fifth character of Vin "A" = 460. The engine pix show it is a 460. The Hydro=boost brakes required the 460. If the exhaust is factory, duals only came on the 460.
     
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    View attachment 70369 View attachment 70369 View attachment 70368 Yeah the engine looked 460. I went back and looked at the 24 pics and didn’t see the Vin. And since it showed unavailable the text was not showing up. Also in looking again at the pictures I could see it looked like the wiper slit was elongated indicating it probably has intermittent wipers. Would sure love to know what happened with this auction cause the pictures also show $1,976 open with no bids. The plot thickens. Hopefully a member, or a potential new member bought it and we’ll see it appear. Sure love those ‘73-‘78 Squires and CP’s. Love all of them, but learned to drive in a creme ‘76 like that one, only ours had the gold interior. I was pleased when I found my ‘77. Same wheelcovers as ours, only with a brown interior, which I actually don’t mind. 034A7747-84C0-4100-9143-DF0D2A6C6575.jpeg
     
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