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This is a 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis LS finished in Light Titanium Pearl Metallic with the Platinum interior. It’s powered by Ford’s nearly bulletproof 5.0L V8 engine that has powered everything from Mustang GT sports cars to Lincoln luxury cars. It provides brisk acceleration like that of the Mustang while feeling whipped cream smooth like that of a Town Car. The engine is a simple OHV pushrod design that is easy to service and the parts costs are low. It has developed a transmission problem that is detailed further in the description and is the reason the price is discounted here. It’s been a lady owned Virginia car for the last 5 years. CLICK HERE to see the title. http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/9/...LS%20title.pdf
This Grand Marquis LS is fully equipped with all the desirable safety, comfort and convenience features and equipment including:
5.0L V8 engine
Air conditioning with automatic climate control
Power door locks
Premium tufted velour upholstery
50/50 split bench comfort lounge seats
6-way power drivers seat
Driver and passenger seat recliners
Dual front center armrests
Seatback map pockets
Factory AM/FM cassette stereo with Premium Audio package
Color-keyed 4 spoke luxury steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Cruise control with steering wheel mounted switches
Front cornering lights
Illuminated entry system
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Padded half vinyl roof
Turbine spoke aluminum wheels
White wall tires
Full size spare tire
Front bumper guards
Rear bumper guards
Rear window defroster
Rear seat center armrest
Power trunk lid release
The car is in very nice condition inside and out. The body is very straight and has no dents and the metallic paint in this shade of silver looks fantastic and just about shimmers in the sunlight. The paint itself has just been cleaned with Meguiar’s Smooth Surface Clay System, polished with Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze cleaner polish and topped off with Meguiar’s Synthetic Sealant for a high gloss shine. The padded half vinyl roof was cleaned with Meguiar’s Super Cleaner and coated with Por-Glo top dressing for a deep luster that will last a full year. The chrome on the bumpers is beautiful and the moldings and rub strips are very nice. The interior is great as well with no rips tears or stains on the carpet, upholstery or headliner. There is barely any wear on the fabric, and rear seat doesn’t look like it was ever used.
Mechanically it runs and drives great with the exception that the overdrive in the transmission isn’t working. If you drive just around town it shouldn’t be a problem since overdrive doesn’t engage normally until 40 to 45 mph anyway. You’ve got a few options as I see it. First option is to drive it the way it is if your driving is similar to what was just described. As long as you don’t have to go much above 50 mph for long periods of time, you should be OK. Second option is to see if it can be fixed inexpensively. You might try and change the fluid and filter to see if that helps. One tech suggested it might just be a bad shift solenoid which is a pretty simple repair. Third option if you can do the work yourself, is a used transmission from a pick&pull junkyard for about $100. This is assuming you have the ability to remove and install a transmission or know or someone that can at a low price. If these options don’t look viable to you, you may want to skip this car because the alterative is a rebuilt transmission which probably isn’t worth spending the money on for a lower priced car like this.
Most everything else I checked mechanically works fine on the car except the front power door locks don’t work. All the power windows work, the 6-way power seat works all 6 ways, the radio and power antenna work, the cruise control works and the A/C blows nice and cold. The engine pulls strong and feels smooth both while accelerating as well as cruising. The steering wheel is on dead center going down the road with no shakes or vibrations at speed, the brakes are firm with no pedal pulsations or pulling to one side when stopping, and the suspension is tight. All four tires have very good tread while the spare tire is full size and looks like new. The car has a fresh April 2013 Virginia state inspection sticker.
This car would be great just the way it is for a number of drivers. For a new teen who just got their license it would be ideal for the first year of driving. Being an older and more conservative car, the insurance will be cheap. It’s large and thus an inherently safe car especially with an airbag, plus you just about guaranty they won’t be speeding. For a more experienced teenage driver who has gotten a few tickets and maybe even wrecked a car before, a mandatory one year ride in this car will teach them patience and respect. For a senior citizen that only needs to get to church on Sundays or to the grocery store and doctors appointment during the week, they would love the smooth ride and ease of entry with the comfortable split bench seat. And last but not least, everybody knows how rugged these cars are with it’s sister model, the Crown Victoria being American’s most popular police car, this car would be ideal for a taxi driver in the city or a private security company.
The cost new back in 1990 for this fully equipped LS model was over $21,000! To see the original pricing CLICK HERE: http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/9/...ew%20price.pdf
While it may be a stretch calling this car a classic just yet, but because of the low mileage and clean condition, the NADA retail value on one without a transmission issue is over $5,000. CLICK HERE to see the Blue Book pricing: http://www.fileden.com/files/2011/9/...DA%20price.pdf
I have the price at less than half that amount!
The car is stored at a warehouse in Fredericksburg VA. If you would like to see the car, please let me know a day in advance as it takes me an hour to get there. If you can’t pick up the car after purchase, you can keep it stored for $5 a day.