Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mercury Marquis First Generation 1967–1968

The Mercury Marquis is a vehicle produced by the Ford Motor Company under its Mercury brand from 1967 to 1986. It was produced for several generations as the Mercury counterpart of the full-size Ford (its direct equivalent was the Ford LTD); in 1983, the Marquis became Mercury's mid-size car. The highest trim level of the Marquis, the Grand Marquis, continued in production as the full-size Mercury product line. As Ford Motor Company adopted front-wheel drive cars during the 1980s, the Marquis was phased out after the 1986 model year; it was replaced by the Mercury Sable, the twin of the Ford Taurus.

The Mercury Marquis was introduced in 1967 as Mercury's top-of-the-line model which replaced the Monterey name used in previous years. The Marquis was similar to the newly introduced Ford LTD, but was a lot more plush inside and luxuriously equipped with more power features as standard equipment. During these years, the top-of-the-line four-door sedan and four-door hardtop models were called Mercury Marquis Brougham, while the equivalent two-door sportsroof and convertible remained the Mercury Park Lane. The Mercury Monterey and the High-Performance Mercury Marauder names were dropped for 1967 and 1968.
The 1967 Marquis came with the Mercury-exclusive 330 hp (246 kW) 410 cubic-inch big-block V8 as standard equipment, which was actually an FE 390 block with 390 pistons and a 428 crankshaft changing the cubic inch displacement of the 390 to 410. Ford did this to save money and still offer a different engine displacement on the Mercury. For 1968, the 410 was replaced by the 315 hp (235 kW) 390 big-block with a 2-bbl. carb. For both years, an optional 345 hp (257 kW) 428 cubic-inch "Super Marauder" engine with a 4 bbl. carb. was also available.


Il marchese Mercury è stato introdotto nel 1967 come Mercury top-of-the-line il modello che ha sostituito il nome Monterey utilizzato negli anni precedenti. Il marchese era simile alla recente introduzione Ford LTD, ma era molto più lussuoso dentro e lussuosamente dotate di funzioni di risparmio energetico più come dotazione standard.

Маркиз Меркурий был введен в 1967 году в качестве топ-оф-лайн модель Mercury, которая сменила название Monterey, используемых в предыдущие годы.Маркиз был похож на вновь вводимых Ford LTD, но было намного больше плюшевых внутри и роскошно оборудованные с большей силой функции в качестве стандартного оборудования. 

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