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Your Projects: Does a Big Mercury Equal Big Fun?

Big sedans aren't really as common in this day and age, but that hasn't stopped forum user Gunchsta from acquiring what just might be peak land barge.

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Features: A European Pony Car Becomes Part of an American Legacy

For more than a decade, this Capri has stood out at American rally events.

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FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed
NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR
Capri II vs Renault 4 vs Plymouth Cricket
FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo
2003-2010 Grassroots Motorsports Back Issues
FS: Ultrashield race suit SFI 3-2a/5 XXXL
1977 Euro Ford/Mercury Capri Mk II
Nismo Racing seat
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ Briggs World Formula
Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel & Pedals
2 race suits starting at $1.00
FS: 1977 Mecury/Ford Capri 2.3 liter, 4 spd
2 full face helmet Sa2005 $15 M2000 $20
FS: Honda/Acura parts, Rad house, Misc kart parts
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ BSP Clone
Off-label use of brake fluid
Birel Ar4 125cc Sr Rotax Max Tag kart
FS: Birel AR4 Kart W/ Clone $450
Birel M31 PRD tag kart W/ enclosed trailer
Berkley me! Somebody else please buy this
1979 Mercury Bobcat
1978 Mercury Colony Park Wagon - $1000
Trailer Hitch & cargo net/cargo cover
fs: Complete Birel Kart Package with spares
Quick IRS audit question
2008 Biesse Kart $1200
Targa Newfoundland
Cheap seat sliders
FS:Mychron 3 W/Accessories & Alfano Tach
FS: MISC karts parts feel free to make offers
Future car culture?
('92 Mercury) Red-5 Standing by!
Cheapest form of Racing! Race kart Biesse W/ Clone
FS/FT: 2013 KIA Forte SX
Finding the right wheel fitment
FS:Complete HF Clone Engine & Vega Helmet
Happy Holidays Free stuff
FS: 3 coyote karts 5 Briggs engines
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, and Bodywork
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, engines, helmet and Bodywork
Birel R32 Race kart, Parts, ect...
1977 Mercury Capri info please
All Models All Makes Car Show!
FS: One man Kartlift stand
FS: 2005 Margay 1.4 race kart
FS:Margay, Birel, Clone, and L0206 karts
FS: Mychron 4 Tach
FS:Vertical Upright Kart Stand
FS: Goodyear Ultra Grip WINTER/SNOW Tires
FS: Kart Parts/Engines: Kt100 WKA Sr. Pipe with Starter, KPV complete,
FT/FS: 2006 Mazda 5 (5 speed Manual) Get your The Millenium Falcon!
1984 Mercury Marquis $2000
2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206
Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma
Kart Garage clean up
FS:4cycle White Chassis,kart stand, extra bodywork
At the sign of the cat...'69 Mercury Cougar convertible restomod
Accidental Grand Marquis Project
1973 Mercury Comet Coupe - $1800 / Palm Harbor, FL
Save the Whales! 1962 Mercury
Self deprecating forum user buys huge car, shares with GRM, hilarity ensues? 1965 Mercury Monterey

Mercury Readers' Rides

Sep 26, 2011 by kcbhiw
1991 Mercury Tracer LTS AWD

Built for the Grassroots Motorsports $2008/$2009 Challenge ------------------------------ Front Suspension ------------------------------ Mercury Capri Front Knuckles
Ford Aspire Front Spindles (4x100 Conversion)
Spherical Tie Rod Ends
Mazda 626/MX6 Front Control Arms

Sep 27, 2011 by randyvr6
1973 Mercury Capri

1973 Mercury (Ford) Capri. 2.8 Liter V6. Offy Intake with Hollley 4 bbl. carb. & headers. American Racing Formula Libre wheels with Sumitomo 205/60/13 tires. I have owned this one …

Sep 20, 2011 by canzus
1973 Mercury Capri

302/T5/9", Disks all 'round

Jul 18, 2009 by s15civic
1991 Mercury Capri xr2

Convertible, 2 seater with a wannabe back seat, Turbocharged, fwd, 5spd, with optional removable hard top

Jul 18, 2009 by s15civic
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 Sport

Custom body kitted car, carbon fiber wrap hood and roof and trunk. Custom ICE setup up, SVT contour intake manifold and heads and fuel inectors and throttle body, ford taurus …

Jun 11, 2012 by capri73
1973 Mercury Capri

Good, sideways fun. 2500 lbs, 5.0 V8.

Apr 16, 2011 by adamg
1991 Mercury capri xr2

I bought this from the second owner. My second xr2 and it's fun little town/highway hunter. The original owner seems to have added every possible option available for this car. …

Oct 23, 2009 by Arminius
1967 Mercury Cougar


Apr 13, 2020 by Schmidlap
1999 Mercury Cougar

Surprisingly reliable - 200,000 miles on the original clutch!

Dec 13, 2009 by crapi77
1977 Mercury Capri

Yellow Rally Cat Capri II with 2.8 liter V-6 and custom T-5 tranny upgrade.

Jan 03, 2010 by sawdust
1991 Mercury capri XR2

autocross car

Jun 06, 2011 by Chris_V
1963 Mercury Comet

Custom Convertible, '60 falcon nose, custom chassis, Lexus 1UZ-FE DOHC V8.

Oct 17, 2011 by Rocketman
1991 Mercury Capri "GTXR2"

1991 Mercury Capri XR2 swapped to 1.8L Turbo & 323 GTX drivetrain conversion

Oct 21, 2011 by MaddModds
1970 Mercury Cougar

Always A Project. 351 Cleveland 4V

Jul 12, 2010 by rowdaya1
1979 Mercury Bobcat

2.3l 4 cyl. c3 auto, sprint model

May 26, 2011 by aussiesmg
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis

Yet another work horse

May 03, 2015 by aussiesmg
1973 Mercury Capri

2600 V6 manual with 23000 miles, clean body other than trunk floor, runs but needs radiator, clutch and brakes

Nov 15, 2011 by failboat (Forum Supporter)
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis

its big. oem hpp rear sway bar, energy suspension sway bushings and end links, 98 P71 pcm.....selling soon....

Sep 20, 2010 by FlightService
1988 Mercury Tracer

Blue Roller Skate 323

Jan 17, 2016 by JamesGTRS
1976 Mercury Capri II

1976 Mercury Capri II Ghia. Stock 2.8 litre V6, needs lots of work but it's getting there.

Nov 03, 2011 by turbo2256
1987 Mercury Grand Marquis

This is my second 87 tudor. Many of the parts in it came from the first one. The plan is to build an all around car that would be at …

Apr 02, 2011 by RoadRacer68
1968 Mercury Cougar

Been doing trackdays for 7 years with the silver bullet, 331, TKO, Maier road race suspension, lexan, firesystem, big Wilwoods all 4 corners, 9 inch, cage, made the flares myself, …

Nov 22, 2010 by Lincolnman
1977 Mercury Monarch

Two door 302 4V Monarch. Eventually I plan on putting a highly modified small inch big block in it.

Nov 22, 2010 by Lincolnman
1978 Mercury Grand Marquis

My first car, given to me by my father at age 12. Four door, lightly modified 466 4V. At full stock trim (~5,000 lbs) it has run 15.49 in the …

Nov 23, 2010 by Lincolnman
1991 Mercury Cougar LS

208,xxx and counting. Stock except for XR7 tail lights, a Pioneer (?) aftermarket CD player that only works as a radio, and a bolt in place of one door pin. …

Nov 15, 2011 by LainfordExpress
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS

Hand-me-down from my mom when she got another... Wait for it, a new maroon Mercury full-size sedan, though a Montego this time. Glorious car, but I'm ready for something more …

May 30, 2011 by docstoye
1971 Mercury Capri

Original 1.6 L German import. 86K miles.

Apr 19, 2011 by Datsun310Guy
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis

Dad's Car I must try to clean the cigar smoke out of and sell.

Aug 22, 2011 by Broadspeed
1973 Mercury Broadspeed Bullitt Capri

1973 Capri Mk.1 modified by Broadspeed Limited in the U.K. in Nov 1973. 2.8L V6 with Holset turbo and a pressurized blow through the carb setup. Broadspeed upgraded fuel sys, …

Dec 07, 2011 by Aeromoto
1963 Mercury Monterey Colony Park

6 passenger wagon with 390 V8 and auto. All factory original with exception of Cragar wheels. 66k original miles.

Jan 02, 2012 by Don49 (Forum Supporter)
1981 Mercury ZX7

Converted to a Ranchero

Jan 25, 2012 by RogerB
2000 Mercury Cougar - Died 12/06/2011

4 Cylinder - 5 Speed. Was hopefully going to be a cheap daily driver to replace the Contour. Had it 1 week. Didn't even get a chance to put a …

Jan 23, 2012 by joeldriskill
1951 Mercury Manning Special

Bunch of tubes not welded together yet

Sep 07, 2012 by Hntsvl_E30
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis

Purchased as a off lease, with 16k on it in 2011 with the goal of creating a perfect "sleeper". Modified with - AFE cold air intake, ADTR ported intake manifold, …

Sep 10, 2012 by triple6cafe
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 V8

My main project car. Motor: 4.6L OHC Non P.I. V8, Polished Intake, In fender CAI, Accel Coil Packs, A/C delete Trans: 2001 Mustang Cobra T-45 5 Speed Spec Stage 2 …

Oct 12, 2012 by jpaturzo
1979 Mercury Bobcat

1979 Bobcat, 2.3L 4 speed car. Factory tach and gauge package.

Nov 12, 2012 by redneckracing87
1996 Mercury Sable

DOHC motor. Good family car.

Apr 10, 2016 by JThw8
1978 Mercury Colony Park

Nice original california car. Picked up to use as a home improvement hauler and light duty tow rig but its so cool in its own right that it will get …

Jan 11, 2013 by 6pak72
2003 Mercury Sable LS

Go ahead and laugh - I know you will! 24V 3.0L with intake, converted to 2001 dual exhaust and flow-through CAT. Ford Police Duty springs and shocks, SHO rear sway …

Aug 16, 2014 by Jordan R
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

It's a big car that I use as my daily driver/future autocrosser.

Jan 24, 2013 by Son_Of_Toyman
1996 Mercury Sable

Just a boring family car. But it is reliable and does get me from A to B.

Mar 26, 2013 by etron
1995 Mercury Villager


Nov 18, 2013 by wpcouch
2005 Mercury Mariner Premier

Daily wagon. It gets the job done

Jan 20, 2018 by bentwrench
2000 Mercury Sable 24 valve 6

rolling sofa

Feb 22, 2016 by RossD
1984 Mercury Marquis Brougham

4 Door, Fox Body, Project Car. Less than 40k miles when I picked it up from the second owner. They only had it for about a year and didn't use …

Apr 10, 2016 by JThw8
2003 Mercury Maurader

Mildly upgraded with CAI, 4.10 gears, PCM reflash and Stainless Works cat back exhaust. Just a great all around driver.

Sep 14, 2016 by Tom557
1981 Mercury Zephyr

Wagon; a few mods: 557/C6/04 Mustang IRS/Hydroboost/Konis all around/cage/street/track day car.

Dec 27, 2016 by Joe_Dirt
1965 Mercury Comet 404

Original two tone paint job with a white top and creme yellow body Rebuilt straight six 3 speed automatic transmission Original numbers matching car Daily driver

Feb 21, 2017 by Joseph
1967 Mercury Cougar GT

Engine: -Ford 390 Cubic Inch Engine -Bored .030 over, mains were line honed and oil passages modified -Crank is .010" under, rotating assembly balanced to 1/2 gram -Edelbrock 750 CFM …

Dec 29, 2016 by Joseph
1962 Mercury Comet

62 Comet

Mar 23, 2017 by Lee
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis (U.S.S. Gramps)

AKA "Couch on Wheels" and "The Couch." Stone stock, ole blue hair special.

May 27, 2017 by Agent98
2003 Mercury Marauder

Challenge money, ridden hard put away wet

May 28, 2017 by CapriR/SHO
1976 Mercury Capri II Ghia

1976 Mercury Capri II Ghia bought in Chicago, IL in 2001 with 86,000 miles. After 4 years it had 146,000 miles and fell into disrepair as I was poor and …

May 28, 2017 by CapriR/SHO
2004 Mercury Monterey

2004 Mercury Monterey minivan. Purchased in 2013 with 132K miles, it now has 193K miles in 2017. Powered by a 4.2 liter V6, I would eventually like to replace it …

Jul 29, 2017 by etifosi
1978 Mercury Colony Park


Oct 30, 2017 by wawazat
1969 Mercury Cougar

1969 Mercury Cougar convertible restomod

Nov 29, 2017 by snigalfriz
1991 Mercury Capri

1.6L NA Convertible with a removable hardtop It is a project in progress.

Mar 13, 2018 by spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
2001 Mercury Sable

Unsable at any speed

Sep 13, 2018 by Kasstastrophy
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

Silver Frost Grand Marquis LS, Almost 200,000 miles with almost flawless black leather interior. K&N Filter. Bumper Tuck.

Sep 22, 2018 by joeyisamadman
2001 Mercury Cougar 5Spd

2.5L Duratec V6, transverse mounted, 5-speed MTX-75 transaxle, Open diff. McPherson front, independent multi-link rear, dual sway bars, 3200 lbs. 2 door hatchback, somewhat obscure, my pride, joy, and favorite …

Feb 05, 2019 by barefootskater (Shaun)
1981 Mercury Zephyr

65k miles. Bought because cheap. Maybe challenge?

Mar 06, 2019 by GarageHeroesInTraining
1974 Mercury Capri

Our Avengers Endurance Racing Car

Jan 21, 2021 by slowbird
1991 Mercury Cougar XR7

the pride and joy of my fleet. it sucks but i love it. i need to do something soon before it rusts away to nothing.

Nov 14, 2019 by Bent-Valve
2002 None Grand Marquis

Starting as an abused appliance, Gerti is slowly becoming a sure footed, reliable ride.

Aug 20, 2020 by Gunchsta
1965 None Monterey

The barge. Classic car to be enjoyed and tinkered with.

Sep 10, 2020 by OneSickGNX
2005 None Grand Marquis

05 grand marquis, 90,xxx miles, stock, and minty fresh.

Jan 19, 2021 by Thomas Brazee
1984 None Capri RS

One of 1005 cars made with this special order paint.

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