One Owner Gold, Gold, Gold 1977 Mercury Marquis

Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1977 Mercury Marquis
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Category  Classic Cars

1977 Mercury Marquis Purchased brand new in 1977, they traded in a 74 Pontiac LeMans and took this GOLD beauty home. Gold over Gold over Gold. Official color is Medium Gold. This is a one owner car. Only 72,000 miles, most of those highway miles to and from Toronto, Canada, are on the 400 V8 under the hood. They bought this Marquis in gold because it reminded them of the fleur de lis, the well known French Canadian symbol. The car was well maintained and is still in very good .....
condition. The car did suffer one minor accident years ago and the front right door was repainted. The car was the family road trip car however, in 1992, when the father passed away, the car was relegated to the garage. It has always been under a cover and his wife would start her up and run her every once in a while. She decided awhile ago that it was time to bring her out and get her sold onto a new home. As I mentioned, she is in great condition, inside, out and even underneath, there is some surface rust on the frame and two small pinholes on the rear fender skirts, however, other than that she is rust and rot free and very solid. She starts and runs well. Prior to putting her out for sale, she was treated a new radiator and new battery. She does drive well too however, she'll definitely need tires and could do with a good tune up and going over as she hasn't been driven regularly out on the road since 92. This Marquis has the gold vinyl top, flip up headlights, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Cruise Control, A/C (currently isn't working and because the compressor clutch was making noise, she cut the belt), Power antenna, vinyl bench seats front and rear and a trunk that sleeps 3. Asking price is $9,000 or best offer. Any questions, to schedule a time to see her, for many more photos and video or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for the interest.
Power Disc Brakes
AM/FM Radio
Power Steering
Cruise Control
Power Windows
Power Brakes
Tilt Wheel
AutoArcheologist David Brill
Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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