volvoclearinghouse SuperDork
July 3, 2016 9:13 a.m.

NMNA. Needs a new engine, I bet some seriously small money takes this home.

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/5623570689.html

hobiercr Dork
July 3, 2016 12:28 p.m.

Very cool. That would surprise a few people off the stoplight.

July 3, 2016 1:28 p.m.

Wow. Police version of the LTD LX. I'd buy that if I was closer.

Woody MegaDork
July 3, 2016 1:42 p.m.

My parents had an '84 Marquis Brougham back when it was new. Same car. Same color and everything. It was so bad that it almost made me hate cars.

volvoclearinghouse SuperDork
July 3, 2016 3:36 p.m.
Woody wrote: My parents had an '84 Marquis Brougham back when it was new. Same car. Same color and everything. It was so bad that it almost made me hate cars.

My mom had a baby blue '85 Marquis (not Grand!) with blue velour interior. My parents bought it new after my mom's '77 Olds rusted away (cars used to do that in 8 years, in upstate NY). The Marquis had "Rusty Jones" rustproofing on it, which did seem to work pretty well. But it had the V6, which was one of Ford's earlier fuel injection attempts, and it was horrible. It never ran right, stalled at lights, etc and in 1992 my mom finally got exasperated enough and traded it for the first in a progression of Buicks.

chiodos Dork
July 3, 2016 6:34 p.m.

Mmm good to see we all have memories of these turds. My cousin had an ltd with the horrible essex v6. Muffler rusted off so i welded on a wicked straight side pipe nascar style. Ran over my leg by his retarded friend and it didnt break!

dropstep
dropstep Dork
July 3, 2016 7:14 p.m.

I have the wagon version with the v6 too part out. I need some parts off that but not enough too pay near that price with a junk motor.

borf42 New Reader
July 4, 2016 7:53 p.m.

My first car was an '85 LTD. That thing had a lifter tick like you read about. No rust on the body itself, but the doors were so rusted that they flapped when I drove on the highway. It was $600, bit it was my freedom. Had a head on collision with a Mustang when they turned left in front of me...

TiggerWelder
TiggerWelder Reader
July 5, 2016 7:35 a.m.

I would have thought that those would have had the AOD?

dropstep
dropstep Dork
July 6, 2016 11:11 a.m.

Nope most of them were c4 equiped like the mustang at the time. The aod became the prominent trans in 86 when they went fuel injected in the fox platform. Before that you got the c3,4, or 5.

Brett_Murphy PowerDork
July 11, 2016 11:58 p.m.

Gone. Good. Whew.

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