79 Marquis info

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    [​IMG] So, I literally just got this beauty home. It’s a single owner all original wagon. I’m wondering if anyone can tell me a little more about these cars. Specifically, was it a normal body option to not come with the wood paneling?
     

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    Yup. Perfectly normal. It's just that the non-wood Marquis weren't noticed as much. Most people, if they wanted a 'plain' wagon, just shopped over at their local Ford dealer, You saw a lot more non-wood full-sized Ford wagons than you saw the plain Mercury Marquis'. Mercury, being an upscale brand, got far more interest for the Marquis Colony Park.

    Note: for the 1983 model year, your model became the GRAND Marquis. The regular 'Marquis' name was placed on the mid-sized Mercury cars.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Nice wagon. Which engine does it have?
     
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    If it’s the standard engine probably the 302 5.0. It would be neat if it had the 5.8 351. What a great wagon! As Krash mentioned, They were called Marquis wagons and like 1978, the Colony Park wood trim was a “package” that was available on the Marquis wagon. I would almost bet the steel side wagon like yours was not as common as the Colony Park. Also interesting factoid your ‘79 gained 1 extra cubic feet of cargo space. 165 vs 164 for the much bigger ‘78. Congrats on your new wagon a real beauty! More pictures when you get a chance please? Love those ‘79 stalk horns, very kitch. BTW Welcome
     
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    I can pull it out of the garage and take pictures today, anything specifically you would like to see?
     
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    It does have the 302.
     
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    If you have front, side, rear and any interior pictures would be great. Also don’t forget to post it in the American wagon section as a new garage item. It sure looks like a great wagon. I have a regular ‘77 Marquis wagon, as well as a ‘77 Colony Park. Mercury wagons are really wonderful cars.
     
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    Let me know if you want to see anything else.
     

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    Oh nice it’s a 9 passenger. What a stunning car. Love love love it! Ah yeah. One more thing I wanna see is that car in my driveway. Seriously it’s a really great find.
     
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    So I didn’t over pay at $4000 with 55,000 miles?
     
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    O M G. You got the sale of the century! What a steal.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Welcome aboard the wagon train 79marquis. That's a sweet looking wagon you have there. I'm impressed with how clean it is.
     
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    Thank you for the compliments. Honestly wouldn’t have bought it if it wasn’t this clean.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    I assume it's all original/un-restored?
     
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    That’s correct. All original. If I change anything in the future it will be a fresh coat of paint, maybe some new wheels and dual exhaust. If I want to get real crazy I’ll consider an ls1 swap.
     

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