Mercury Marquis Auto Transport
The Mercury Marquis has been around for some time, and it was downsized to the Panther platform in 1979. At this time though, the car's basic design and trim options stayed mostly the same. The hardtop design was gone, and the car was available as two and four door sedans or as a four-door wagon. Same as before, the base and the Colony Park wagons were still available. The interior did gain the Lincoln-style white-face instruments with square gauges. The Mercury Marquis began though as a vehicle produced by the Ford Motor Company under its Mercury brand from 1967 until 1986. It began as a full-size car, but became a mid-size car in 1983. Continuing as a full-size was the former top-level trim line, the Grand Marquis which became a model of its own. The midsize Marquis was later sadly phased out in 1986 by the Sable. The Mercury Marquis was the company's top of the line two door formal hardtop, which was the only body style available in 1967 and 1968. Curiously though, during these same years, the top of the line four door sedan and four door hardtop models were called the Mercury Brougham, while the top of the line two door fastback and convertible remained the Mercury Park Lane. More redesign came in 1973, at which point it got new bumpers that protruded from the body, as well as a somewhat boxier overall look. The four door models had frameless door glass and slim center pillars. These were available as the Marquis or Marquis Brougham. The 1975 models were slightly revised to look longer than the extremely boxy 1973 to 1974 range. The Grand Marquis was introduced as a luxury trim line in 1975 when the Monterey series was discontinued and all of the full-size Mercury models took the Marquis name.