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1978 Mercury Grand Marquis

1978 Mecury (sic.) Grand Marquis suuuuupr nice.

Where have we seen this before?  On eBay, being sold from a tow yard. (Check the mismatched tires to the January picture.)  It sold in January for about 700.  then it was relisted and “sold” in the last 60 days or so.  Then it was put up at their local auction last week.

48 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis Picture

1978 Mecury Grand Marquis suuuuupr nice

I didn’t buy it 4 months ago

1978 Mercury Grand Marquis.  On paper, doable at 500, Working headlights  for the win.  But upon further review:

  • no gas
  • dead battery
  • 460, but no oil cap.
  • sitting for 8 +/- months before getting ready to be sold and sitting a couple more.  How many critters and rust bunnies crawled in that engine?.
  • >lowrider rims are sellable, but seller alreadybroke 2 wrenches trying to remove.

plus various trim and condition issues. Looks like last Wednesday’s lucky buyer invested in a $5 car wash to make a $2000 (+/-) profit off some poor fool. (He certainly didn’t spend any cash on the bodywork).

UPDATE:  Evidently, the car traveled back in time, between Saturday and today.

Sat:

78 Mercury Grand Marquis
Runs excellent
Ac
Clean interior ($ Danny’s comes through again)
144k
All original
Side skirts
Hurry this oldschool won’t last
Asking$3500 obo
602 487-xxxx

Today:

78 Mercury Marquise (sic.) (No longer “Grand”)
Runs super (is that better or worse than “excellent”?)
Ac (what Bill the cat says?  Does it work?)
All power
Electric head lights  (well, battery operated with vacuum covers)
Good car (and you know this after owning it for 5 days )
84k original (dropping 60,000 miles over the weekend is original?)
Clean title (from a tow yard auction?)
Asking$3000 obo  (Yay, deflation.  Keep asking until it’s $500)
602 487-xxxx

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Gonzo di Dottore [Ed.: He's not a real doctor. Or Italian.] is a noted author, poet, photographer and bon vivant. Or was that savant? It's hard to tell sometimes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high-powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die 

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