Mercury Monarch

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Mercury Monarch
1978 Mercury Monarch
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
575,567 produced
AssemblyMahwah, New Jersey
Wayne, Michigan
Bouk an chassis
ClessCompact near-luxury caur
Body style4-door sedan
2-door sedan
LayootFR layoot
RelatitFord Granada (North Americae)
Lincoln Versailles
Ingine200 cu in (3.3 L) I6
250 cu in (4.1 L) I6
302 cu in (4.9 L) Windsor V8
351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor V8
SuccessorMercury Cougar (1980)

The Mercury Monarch wis a mid-sized sedan manufactured bi the Ford Motor Company frae 1975 throu 1980. The Monarch wis released in 1975 alongside the Ford Granada, which wis identical save for the grille, taillights and some interior and exterior trim. The base engine wis Ford's 200 cid inline six cylinder engine, wi a 250 cid inline six optional. V8 power came frae twa engines: the 302 cid and 351 cid Windsor. For 1981, the Granada wis replaced wi a smawer version on Ford's Fox platform, an the Mercury version teuk the Cougar name.

A tot o 575,567 war produced.[1]

Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia wis an upscale version o the Monarch biggit in 1975 and 1976. Grand Monarch Ghia haed fower-wheel disc brakes wi a sophisticated central hydraulic power system as standard equipment.

Standard luxury features include:

Accordin tae the Mey 1976 edition o Car and Driver, Henry Ford II and three oot o five o Ford’s tap executives uised the Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia as thair personal car.

Lincoln Versailles[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the ware o 1977, Lincoln introduced the Versailles, based on the Granada/Monarch platform. The Versailles haed mony o the same luxury features as the Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia but it wis nae successfu. Lincoln's identity suffered when thay began selling a Granada-clone rather than a product that significantly differentiated itself frae aither Ford or Mercury products.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Production & Registry Totals". The Granada-Monarch-Versailles Registry. Retrieved 20 Mey 2008.

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