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Question of the Day: What is your favorite Mercury?

Give us your take in the comments section.


Happy Saturday! Hopefully the weekend is treating you well and I’ll keep the Question of the Day pretty simple.

What is your favorite Mercury?

Give us your take in the comments section.Like my high school history teacher always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

My Take? Yes I do. I love the Comet.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


  1. I loved my 1979 Mercury Cougar. I had every option available on it and it was really luxury. The last of the Detroit dinosaurs

  2. The great ones are the ’63 and ’64 Mercury Montereys; complete with a slanted rear widow which could be opened and closed. It’s sad they’re gone.

  3. I’m in love with the Mercury Marauder Montclair 4 Dr hardtop. I have the 1965, just like my old family car from 1965 when grandma drove her from the car lot to our driveway.

  4. My Dad had a 64 comet with a 289. I was 10 yrs old so obviously never drove it, but a lot of fond memories in that car. Quick little car. More recent memory, one of the 69 Cougars from the 007 flick On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. I volunteer with The Ian Fleming Foundation so I was able to drive the car a few times. The car is currently on display with other 007 prop vehicles at The Peterson Auto Museum in Beverly Hills.

    • I had one when I was 23 and renting a house. That $1200 hunk of metal did manage to make it one loop around the block before being sold as a donor car. Miss it dearly. Black with red interior, 289 with the original fomoco tool kit under the hood.

  5. 1988 Cougar. I had a black one with a grey interior. Aesthetically beautiful, with a fuel-injected V8 to boot. I miss it every day.

  6. I had a Montego brougham with the 302 v8 and a Comet LDO with the six both 1972 and both 4 doors loved them they’re so hard to find now

  7. 2004 Mercury Marauder

    I have one with 25,000 miles ….. DTR w/black leather int ….. never in rain, always garaged
    Only driven to special auto events and car shows in the Texas hill country the last 10 years I have owned it
    Marti report

    • John

      I have a 2004 too. Bought it new, runs like a top. Have 160K on it, never driven in salty winter though. Am a maintenance fanatic and am sure because of that my 2004 will run 300K without a major repair; just addition of new OEM parts that eventually wear out.


  8. Dont know why you people like the 69 cougar so much. 70 looks much better and came with the cleveland if you were lucky. 67 was the car of the year, and 68 looked cool but 70 was the last hurrah for the true muscle cats!

  9. Any of the big old Grand Marquis’s. I have a 1991. Big black Mafia car. Trunk will hold 5 bodies. Floats like a boat.

  10. My late tough little WWII Army medic Dad was a “Mercury man”. Voting on his behalf and based on the Mercs that he had, gotta be ‘56 Montclair. 2-dr hardtop coupe for him; convertible for me.

  11. I have a 1992 Mercury Capri, a fast little convertible made by Mazda in Australia.
    I had a 1977 Mercury Marquis two door with a 460 and all the bells and whistles.
    Blue with black vinyl top.

  12. My 1940 2 Dr coupe, bought it in 1970 found it in a garage in Harvey Illinois . Still have it . It’s all original .
    Always wanted A 40 ford deluxe coupe but when I saw the merc. I decided I’ll compromise. I paid the people $500.00
    For the car .

    • $500 for a 30-year-old car was big money in 1970. It must have been in exceptional shape. Is that why you’ve been able to keep it so long? BTW, I love the ’40 Ford, but prefer the Mercury. It strikes me as a premium version of that Ford.

  13. 1954 Mercury Monterey that I bought in 1975 from my high school history teacher for $75.00. His dad bought it new, and had all the paperwork, manuals, maintenance history, etc. It was a four-door sedan, and was Siren Red with an Arctic White top. Merc-O-Matic transmission. Black and Red interior. Loved that car…and wish I still had it.

  14. My favorite would have to be a 67 Cougar, those hidden headlamps, sequential taillamps, luxury touches and MTCOY!

    • See my post below. Need the XR7 package. The interior is completely different in the 67 and 68. ARGUABLY no Cougar after 68 is a true XR7 as the “7” reflects the overhead module which was eliminated in 69. They kept using the XR7 badge to induce sales although 68 was the last “true” XR7.

      Technically speaking the 69 & 70 are called “Generation 1” Cougars but they are not….in real life. 67 and 68 are nearly the same cars and bear no similarities to the 69 & 70.

  15. 1963-1/2 Mercury Comet S22 2 door hardtop! I also like the 1964 & 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone 2 door hardtops.

  16. I owned a 1967 Mercury Marquis Brougham , four door hardtop, with black satin interior and 410 engine . One of the most beautiful cars I ever owned.

  17. 1956 Mercury Monterrey, 312 cu. inch, turquoise and sky blue, roll and pleated interior, fender skirts with 4 bar lancer hub caps. My firat car purchased with 42000 miles for $400 in 1962 and drove till 1965 to 99960 miles. No problems.

    • Our “56 Monterey was a 4-door Phaeton hardtop, red & white. My mom really loved that car, but my brother drove it into the ground before I got my license.

  18. My favorite MERCURY is a 1951 2 or 4 door. I love the body style and tail lights. My second choice is a 1966 COMET. I had a 66 Mercury Comet, 200 6 Cyl. 3 Spd. I put a Mustang 3 Spd in it with fully synchronized 1st to 3rd gear. 47 MPH out of 1st gear! Never blew it up, took everything I threw at it, and then some!

    • Right here with you Anthony, my late grandmother had a 51 Merc and drove it hard but she got tired of the three on the tree and upgraded to an automatic later on. I remembered as a kid this car was hugh and roared down the road. Paul

  19. For vintage cars, I always prefer loaded versions [a/c, all power accessories, big non-racing type engine]. My favorite Mercury:
    1- ’64 Park Lane Marauder bucket seat/console convertible. 2- ’67 Cougar XR7. 3-’69 Marauder X-100. 4- ’70 Cyclone w/hidden headlights 5- ’67 Colony Park wagon.

  20. My daily driver – 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7. Have had it for 17 years. Mint, stock, 302 2bbl. I have put on 70k and have replaced the A/C compressor, fuel pump, carburetor and starter. A/C compressor did not need changing but we moved to FL and put a new one in before we needed to replace the original. All other parts were original when replaced. In 17 years I replaced the above parts and the weather stripping/window seals. Total spent in 17 years $2,500. I receive an unsolicited offer to sell the car at least once a week. I intend to die owning it. I get stopped by folks asking questions about the car daily.

    As a teenager I had a 67 Mercury Cougar XR7, 289 4bbl – slightly smaller, lighter and quicker off the line but premium gas only. Mint/stock 67 or 68s XR7s are virtually impossible to find. If you find one buy it. Replacement parts are easy to get, inexpensive because many are same as Mustangs.

  21. 1949 Mercury Montrey Coupe. Bullnosed and decked , lowered the rear and painted it black in 1955. Never got over it.

  22. I had a ’69’ mercury marque when I was a teenager. It had a 429 engine and was a big old boat, but I loved that car!

  23. I really enjoyed our 1978 Mercury Cougar. It was the most comfortable car to drive on long trips, even more comfortable than our 1991 Lincoln town car. But I still enjoy driving our 2005 Mercury Montego.

  24. 68 Mercury Cougar XR7- a buddy in college had one, loved it more than I ever did the Mustang; I think that it being more luxury oriented appealed to me.

  25. My first new car was a 1970 Cougar, loved that car. After it got totaled I got a 1972 442 W30. Loved that even more 😊

  26. Have always loved Mercurys! My favorite big Merc is the 1959 Park Lane! My favorite Comet is the 1964 Caliente! I built both of these as AMT snap kits as a kid. So these choices are deeply ingrained!

  27. 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. My Dad had one and I was fascinated how the rear window could be lowered electrically. The gold trim on the sides was pretty cool looking, too.

  28. Any Cougar up to 1997, but especially the 71-73 hardtops. I restored one with Dad back in the early 90’s. Sadly the car is long gone. Also always been a real sucker for the Panther platformed Grand Marquis of 1979-2011. And the Comet of the 70’s. Ok let’s face it I just love all Mercury’s. I think I shed a tear when Ford announced they were closing the division back in 2011.


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