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Mercury Monarch
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1978 Mercury Monarch
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 1975–1980
575,567 produced
Assembly Mahwah, New Jersey
Wayne, Michigan
Body and chassis
Class Compact near-luxury caur
Body style 4-door sedan
2-door sedan
Layoot FR layoot
Relatit Ford Granada (North Americae)
Lincoln Versailles
Ingine 200 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
Successor Mercury Cougar (1980)

The Mercury Monarch was a mid-sized sedan manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1975 through 1980. The Monarch was released in 1975 alongside the Ford Granada, which was identical save for the grille, taillights and some interior and exterior trim. The base engine was Ford's 200 cid inline six cylinder engine, with a 250 cid inline six optional. V8 power came from two engines: the 302 cid and 351 cid Windsor. For 1981, the Granada was replaced with a smaller version on Ford's Fox platform, and the Mercury version took the Cougar name.

A total o 575,567 were produced.[1]

Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia wis an upscale version of the Monarch built in 1975 and 1976. Grand Monarch Ghia had four-wheel disc brakes with a sophisticated central hydraulic power system as standard equipment.

Standard luxury features include:

According to the May 1976 edition of Car and Driver, Henry Ford II and three out of five of Ford’s top executives used the Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia as their personal car.

Lincoln Versailles[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the ware of 1977, Lincoln introduced the Versailles, based on the Granada/Monarch platform. The Versailles had many of the same luxury features as the Mercury Grand Monarch Ghia but it was not successful. Lincoln's identity suffered when they began selling a Granada-clone rather than a product that significantly differentiated itself from either Ford or Mercury products.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Production & Registry Totals". The Granada-Monarch-Versailles Registry. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 

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