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wingedmessenger.net

 

Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of all Mercury vehicles...

 

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.: NEW :. September  Car of the Month - September 1, 2010
 

Pam & Marvin Ritchie's 1961 Mercury M-100

 

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.: NEW :. April Car of the Month - April 1, 2010
 

Shaun B. Coleman's Barrett's 1972 Mercury Cougar

 

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.: NEW :. January Car of the Month - January 3, 2010
 

Mike Barrett's 1968 Mercury Cougar

 

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.: NEW :. December Car of the Month - December 1, 2009
 

Ed Zukusky's 1969 Mercury Marauder X-100

 

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.: NEW :. Announcement - May 7, 2009

2008 and 2009 Mercury Exterior Color brochures added to the Tech page!

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Mercury was conceived by Edsel Ford to bridge the gap between Ford and Lincoln.  The Mercury Eight was introduced in 1939 and was designed to be a larger and more powerful car than Ford.  Mercury was (and is) an entry-level luxury brand, and provided competition for Oldsmobile and Buick. 

Mercury's performance heritage dates back to 1952 when a used 1948 Mercury Sedan-Coupe placed fourth in the PanAmerican Road Race.  During the 1960's, aerodynamic 427-powered Marauder fastbacks and Cyclone Spoilers were champions on the NASCAR ovals.  Parnelli Jones drove a Marauder to victory on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1963 and 1964.  The Cougar nearly beat the Mustang in the 1968 Trans Am racing series. 

Today, Mercury still offers upscale models with more luxurious appointments than Ford.  It's closest rival is still Buick.  The upright chrome grille still represents Mercury style.  Seventy-one years and counting, the Winged Messenger still flies high!

Editor's note:  If you would like to submit any photos or information for any part of this site, or if any of the photo's or text is yours, I will be happy to give you credit.  Mercury is a trademark of Ford Motor Company.  We are in no way affiliated with Ford or Mercury.  This site was established as a source of information out of respect for the brand and models.  If any part is in violation of any privacy or copyright laws, those areas will be changed or deleted immediately.  Thanks for visiting. E-mail...