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1997 Mercury Mountaineer With Just 46K Miles Up For Auction

Finding a low-mileage Mercury Mountaineer is a rare occurrence, but sometimes, examples with very few miles on the odometer will crop up for sale. Take this 2009 Mountaineer with just 27,000 miles that sold recently, or this 2000 Mountaineer with 22,000 miles racked up that sold for an impressive $9,550. A 1997 Mercury Mountaineer is now up for grabs, boasting just 46,000 miles on its odometer – practically nothing considering its age.

Available on Bring a Trailer, this 1997 Mercury Mountaineer was a single-owner car until it was acquired by the selling dealer in 2024. The SUV’s two tone paint scheme is features Oxford White paired with Medium Graphite lower bodywork. It rolls on a set of 15-inch cast aluminum wheels, running boards, roof rails, and a split rear tailgate with heated glass and a wiper. The SUV was upgraded with Bilstein shocks in each corner, and it’s also been fitted with cross-drilled and slotted brake rotors.

Inside, this 1997 Mercury Mountaineer features Medium Graphite leather seats with a color-coordinated dashboard, portions of the door panels, and overhead console. The four-spoke steering wheel is leather-wrapped and frames a 120 mph speedometer, as well as gauges relaying voltage, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel level, although the seller notes that the fuel gauge is not accurate. Other interior amenities include air conditioning, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, and power-adjustable front bucket seats.

A 5.0L V8 engine provides the get-up-and-go, factory rated at 210 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. That power is relayed to the rear two wheels by way of its four-speed automatic transmission,  It features a K&N air filter, and the seller states that it passed California emissions in April 2024 with flying colors.

Buyers interested in acquiring this barely used 1997 Mercury Mountaineer have until June 13th to place a bid. At the time of this writing, the high bid is $2,000.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. eltoro1

    That grill from that era was horid. I had a 1998 XLT Explorer in Medium Wedgewood Blue that I had factory ordered; LOVED that blue. Preferred the Explorer snout & wheels over the Merc. Ordered it with the 4.0 V6.
    Even got to experience the infamous Firestone blowout with it, LOL!! Used it as our family truckster & vacation-mobile until I replaced it with a 2010 Exploder EB with the 4.6L.

    Kind of miss that beast since it had many, many memories from family vacations with the kids……


    I usually pan these old junks they try to hype but these were the best of the breed. The only downside to this one is it is 2WD. On the plus side it’s a rocketship!!! If it had the AWD I just might bid on it myself!!!!


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