According to the New York Times, Ford Motor Company has announced that it will cease producing vehicles under the Mercury brand as soon as this coming fall. With this announcement comes the harsh reality that one of America’s lasting vestiges of petroleum consuming excess, the Mercury Grand Marquis, will vanish as well.
I had the pleasure of taking a ride in one of these bad boys recently while on a business trip in Greensboro, NC. Our maroon colored Mercury Grand Marquis shuffled us around town in luxury. She’s truly was a land-yacht to behold.
RIP Grand Marquis, RIP.