For the most part, few would call the Ford Tempo or Mercury Topaz collectible vehicles or future classics, which is understandable given the fact that both served as economical modes of basic transportation during their heyday, and neither was produced in what anyone would consider limited quantities. However, in recent months, we’ve started to see some of these models pop up at various collector car auctions, including a 1986 Tempo LX with just 13k original miles, as well as a rather rare 1985 Mercury Topaz XR5. Now, that trend continues with this – a very nice 1994 Mercury Topaz GS that’s up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.
With just 69k miles showing on the odometer, this 1994 Mercury Topaz GS has clearly been well-cared-for over its years of existence, despite having spent some time in snowy, salt-covered Michigan and Pennsylvania. On the outside, it certainly presents nicely with mostly pristine Cayman Green Metallic paint and gray lower cladding, along with gray 14-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels. The seller did complete a full paint correction and ceramic coated the sedan prior to its listing, however.
The same goes for the rather stellar Opal Gray cloth interior, which is in excellent condition and fitted with a nice list of amenities that includes a multi-function steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, power windows and locks, an AM/FM/cassette player, cruise control, and air conditioning.
Power, as one might imagine from a car built in this era, is quite modest, with a 2.3-liter inline-four cylinder engine under the hood producing a mere 96 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. Regardless, there certainly aren’t many Mercury Topaz sedans nicer than this one out there in the world, and we imagine that someone will be pleased to bring it home.