1973 Mercury (ford) Capri on 2040cars
Los Gatos, California, United States
Engine:2.0L 1989CC 122Cu. In. l4 GAS Naturally Aspirated
For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: Cream Soda/Rootbeer
Interior Color: Tan
Number of Cylinders: 4
Drive Type: U/K
Power Options: Air Conditioning
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. .
Mercury Capri for Sale
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Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:02:00 EST
Ford has announced a recall of certain Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles after an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A total of 128,616 2010 and 2011 models equipped with steel wheels may have been manufactured with wheel studs that could crack and split over time. If that happens, the vehicle may experience a wheel separation.
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:20:00 EST
According to The Detroit News, the company is aware of a total of 30 wheel separation incidents, one of which occurred on the front of the vehicle. Even so, no injuries have been reported as a result of the defect.
The problem apparently stems from the fact that the mounting pads on the vehicles' steel wheels may have been faulty from the factory. In addition, the wheel mounting face on rear disc brakes may not have been installed properly. Ford will inspect the rear disc face and replace them as necessary. In addition, the company will replace all of the vehicle's wheel studs free of charge. Head to the NHTSA website for more information, and click past the jump to view the full recall notice.
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.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:30:00 EST
And here you thought you'd never be upset about Mercury's passing.
Thanks for the tip, Gregg!
It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that he feels vindicated from criticisms suggesting he's not a daring enough designer.
When Mays took over as lead of design in 1997, he admits to having quite an ego ("My head would barely fit through the door some days. I've long since gotten over myself") and the workload to match. With the Blue Oval's portfolio full of premium brands like Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo at that point, along with the bread-and-butter Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models, Mays certainly had quite the challenge.
It was in the mid-2000s that Mays took over just the premium brands, and took on the new title of Chief Creative Officer. At the time, Mays endured some criticism for looking backwards to retro styling, rather than setting a new standard for American car design - criticism that Mays says he is free from with the all-new Fusion.