About Mercury Marquis
The Mercury Marquis was a sedan model that was produced and marketed by the Mercury division of Ford. It was released to the market om 1967 as a divisional counterpart for the Ford LTD model. The Mercury Marquis had a total of 4 generations. The first three generations were introduced to the market as full-size sedans. In 1983, the Mercury Grand Marquis split the production lines with the Mercury Marquis and left the fourth generation of the model as a mid-size sedan. The full-size sedans were produced at the Atlanta Assembly in Hapeville, Georgia while the mid-size sedan was switched to the Chicago Assembly in Chicago, Illinois while still preserving some of the parts at the original assembly plant. The production of the Mercury Marquis stopped in the 1986 model year as the Sable modes replaced its role as mid-size sedans in the market.
The Mercury Marquis was given a standard vinyl roof which further gave the model a wider C-pillar when all other 2-door sedans from the Mercury division were produced as hardtops. It also adopted higher-specification interior trim parts which used wood trim instead of a simulated wood one. Additional leather trim parts could also be chosen by dealers. The Marquis had a 123-inch wheelbase. It was 218.5 inches in length, 77.9 inches in width, and 55.1 inches in height. The interior design parts for the model were also given full consideration. It used a "Twin Comfort Lounge" as its front seat. This kind of seating was able to provide passengers with enough independent legroom than a bucket seat could offer while combining the passenger capacity that a bench seat could handle. The design was popular among all American car models in the 1970s.
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The second generation of the Mercury Marquis was considered the successor to the 4-door Brougham model and the 2-door Park Lane model. It was introduced in 1969 and with a huge range of expanded body style parts. It was longer in wheelbase when compared to its predecessors. The Lincoln Continental sedans shared the chassis parts with the Marquis models. The third generation of the model received a total make-over in 1979 after 10 years since its debut in 1969. The complete redesign made the Marquis provide new body styles. It was available as a 2- or 4-door sedan, or a 4-door station wagon. The Ford Panther Platform was used for its manufacture of the rear-wheel-drive layout.