You would be the talk of the town on your Sunday drive with the family

Ford’s Mercury arm sold the Grand Marquis between 1975 and 2011. It was initially a more upmarket version of the existing Mercury Marquis, but come 1983, it became a model in its own right.

Initially, the Grand Marquis was offered by Mercury in three body styles: two-door coupé and four-door sedan. The five-door station wagon came in 1983 and was nothing else than a Mercury Colony Park without the acres of wood trim.

But now, thanks to a very gifted pixel manipulator, our eyes are spoiled with a V-8-powered, low stance Grand Marquis Wagon.

How many rolls of toilet paper could this bad boy haul?

Sunday is a family day and this Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon is ready for it, of course with a bit of the usual twist 😉...

Posted by Abimelec Design on Sunday, March 15, 2020

We imagine a lot. But joke aside, this Grand Marquis is something we’d drive all day long and not just on weekends. Just have a look at it. There’s no other recent rendering we can think of that screams daddy cool louder than this.

The original, real-life Grand Marquis Wagon could be had with either a 4.9-liter, fuel-injected V-8 making 130 horsepower or a larger, 5.8-liter carbureted V-8 cranking out 180 horsepower. Both twinned to a four-speed AOD automatic gearbox.

This Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon Should Be Built Right Away
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Abimelec Arellano, however, the creative mind behind this Grand Marquis, reckons it would work better with a new Coyote crate engine that would put a little bit of strain on the three-piece multi-spoked wheels shod in Toyo R888 tires.

The Gen 3, 5.0-liter Coyote crate engine is made of aluminum and can deliver up to 460 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 420 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. So yeah, those tires would find themselves in front of a real grip test.

Take a closer look at the pictures and you’ll also spot that the front and rear bumpers are now closer to the body, while virtually every side body panel is covered in wood.

Coming back to the real thing, it was 2010 when Ford decided to shut down production of all Mercury vehicles by the end of the year. The last Grand Marquis left the production line on January 4, 2011.

This Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon Should Be Built Right Away
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The Grand Marquis will be remembered as the longest-produced Mercury car. 2,716,679 Grand Marquis units were sold between 1983 and 2011, which also made it the brand’s bestseller.

Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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