This Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon Concept Needs To Be Built

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Way back in the day station wagons were what families bought when they needed to move lots of people and stuff since the SUV hadn’t even been thought of yet. One of the most iconic wagons that were common in the era was the Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon. The wagon in the images here is a rendering that shows the iconic, boxy shape complete with lots of fake wood grain down the side.

In the concept, created by Abimelec Design, the car is lowered and rolls on large wheels that look vintage enough aside from their large diameter and thin tires. The tires on those big wheels are Toyo R888 sticky rubber. The bumpers of the car were moved closer to the body for a cleaner look.

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This big station wagon would’ve come initially with a carbureted V-8 engine under the hood, but that has been pulled and in its place sets a fuel-injected Coyote V-8 out of the current generation Mustang. These renderings look very fresh and this would make one heck of a sleeper for fooling people down at the racetrack.

It looks like this wagon would still make an excellent car for a road trip, even if that road trip was down to the drag strip for some quarter-mile runs. We like these retro cars with modern touches, and this one deserves to be built. The car sits a little too low for our tastes, raise it a bit so it’s more practical and strap on a supercharger, we would totally drive this thing. What do you think? The same designers also showed off a 1970 Mercury Cougar with a Coyote V-8 under the hood.

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Yeah that hot rod stuff would be a deal breaking put off for me. Just the standard version of the sedan and wagon and either pre or post 1992 style is of no difference to me. Knowing FORD though, they would have likely put a 3.5L V6 ECOBOOST in the place of a V8. They don’t even offer a V8 in the EXPEDITON or full size vans so I doubt that car would have had one either had they not stopped building them.

  2. Those 4.6 V8’s in the Grand marquis were low on power, but they were pretty much indestructible and had pretty impressive mileage (you could get up to 25 mpg highway). The car itself was also a great highway cruiser. It’s beyond me why Ford killed that platform instead of working towards modernizing it. Not everyone wants a TT rocket-ship SUV.

  3. Carburetors were on the 79-82 models with port injection from 83-85 with multiport becoming standard in 86 and on. The available engines were 4.4 and 5.0 v8 from 79-82 and only 5 0 thereafter with police interceptors having an optional 5.8 with the variable venturi carburetor up till 1992.

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