Thursday, June 21, 2012
San Ramon Street Sighting - 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis LS coupe
The beauty of the Grand Marquis is that, as a rebadged Crown Victoria, it can easily be turned into a screamer with police car engine and suspension parts, and it can be built up with a lot of goodies normally reserved for Mustangs thanks to their shared engines. Some people even autocross these things, which is a wonderful sight when they do it with a Colony Park wagon. If this car were mine I'd pop off the faux wire-wheel hubcaps and put them away somewhere, then perhaps swap them for the turbine wheels often seen on post-'86 Grand Marquis. Mine would have thin whitewall tires. Being a purist, I probably wouldn't go crazy under the hood, and would just use it as a cruiser.