Mercury Monarch

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Mercury Monarch
1978 Mercury Monarch sedan.jpg
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 wis a mid-sized sedan manufactured bi the Ford Motor Company frae 1975 through 1980. The Monarch wis released in 1975 alangside the Ford Granada, which wis identical save for the grille, taillichts an some interior an exterior trim. The base ingine wis Ford's 200 cid inline sax cylinder ingine, wi a 250 cid inline sax optional. V8 pouer came frae twa engines: the 302 cid an 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 total o 575,567 wur 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:

Accordin tae the Mey 1976 edition of Car and Driver, Henry Ford II an 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 o 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 it itself from either Ford products.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

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