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1973 Mercury (ford) Capri on 2040cars

Year:1973 Mileage:48000 Color: Cream Soda/Rootbeer / Tan
Location:

Los Gatos, California, United States

Los Gatos, California, United States
Body Type:U/K
Engine:2.0L 1989CC 122Cu. In. l4 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
Year: 1973
Exterior Color: Cream Soda/Rootbeer
Make: Mercury
Interior Color: Tan
Model: Capri
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: Base
Drive Type: U/K
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Mileage: 48,000
Sub Model: 2000cc AT
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Nice original Capri. This one has original paint and interior in excellent condition. Only 48K original miles. Adult owned, never customized/modified. Everything is clean, runs good. This would be a good car to put in a collection. 2000cc AT, A/C, original radio. Been in CA it's whole life. No rust."

This car has been in CA it's whole life.  No rust.  "Grandma's Car."  Truly a rare find.  Original everything including the carpet, door panels, seats, paint, engine.  Don't miss it, bid today.  The pics don't lie on this one.  It should go in a collection.  .

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Ford finally issues recall for 230K minivans over rust problems

Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:00:00 EST

The rust issue in the rear wheel wells of 2004-2007 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans has finally led to a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation into the matter in 2011, said investigation being upgraded to an engineering analysis a year later while NHTSA tried to figure out how many model years should be included in the assessment.
Ford has decided to recall all of the 230,000 minivans potentially affected, namely those sold in salt-belt states and countries like Canada. The excess rust in the rear wheel wells was also able to prevent the third-row seats from locking to the floor of the minivan. To repair the problem, owners can take their minivans to dealers, and the dealers will place new panels in the wheel wells, replace the third-row seat mounting brackets and relocate the latches to an area away from any corrosion.
Ford says it will begin notifying owners during the last week of March.

Jill Wagner retired as Mercury spokeswoman

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:20:00 EST

Jill Wagner has officially given up her crown as the queen of Mercury. With the Ford middle child on its way to the scrap heap, Wagner no longer has any automotive hardware to promote. Given her varied talents, we wouldn't be surprised to see her pick up where she left off with another automaker.
And here you thought you'd never be upset about Mercury's passing.
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Translogic drives wood-burning Mercury Beaver XR-7

Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:29:00 EST

You read the title right, we're talking about the Mercury Beaver XR-7. No, Mercury never officially built a car called the beaver. This is the brainchild of upstate New Yorker Chip Beam, who owns and operates Beaver Energy, LLC. It runs on gases created by wood pellets fermented in a 2,400-degree furnace and fed to a supercharged Ford 4.6-liter V8.
By all accounts, it gets down the road just fine, and has pretty close to full power. The best part is, you can grow the fuel yourself and avoid patronizing big oil, if that's your thing. The only drawback that we can see to the Mercury Beaver XR-7 is the PVC pipe jungle occupying the space that would be the trunk under normal circumstances.
Still, if you're willing to smell like a mountain man and look like a bad Back to the Future knockoff, this ride is right up your alley. Click past the jump to see Translogic's take on this modified Merc.