August 2, 2019
In an automotive model year which saw General Motors downsize its full-sized cars, the copywriters who were publicizing this 1977 Mercury Marquis Brougham had a little fun at the General’s expense:
And as big and luxurious as this car is (not to mention how very Lincolnesque it appears from the front), it’s not even the plushiest big Merc. That would fall to the top o’the line Grand Marquis, which added these niceties to the Brougham’s standard equipment list: “460cid 4-bbl engine; Twin Comfort Lounge Seats with Passenger Recliner; tinted glass, complete; and clock, digital.” Of course, those trying to save a buck or two could opt for the base Marquis model — which from a block away still looked very Lincolnesque. This blue 35k-mile Brougham was spotted in the RealRides' Tonawanda neighborhood last week, with a For Sale sign in the window.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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