Check the license plate.
For many years, Car and Driver lamented the lack of a De Sade option for the Marquis. I am very impressed to see it has finally become available in the after market.
Yes they did. I bet they ran with that joke for about 20 years. Still look for it in their annual charting the changes issue even though I know it won’t be there
Yeah, me too – I live in hope they’ll resurrect it once or twice as an in-joke for long-time C&D readers!
Ha ha ha ha! Never thought of that. Pretty funny!
Guess this edition came w/ leather studed seating and no headrests, whiplashes can be fun!
From my experience on several road trips, this edition would be equipped with the regular Marquis seats.
Torture enough, eh?
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but standard Marquis seats excite me (with apologies to Rihanna).
I always found Ford seats to be fine as long as they had a lumbar adjustment. In the past 5 years or so, GM seats have been feeling the same way, no lumbar adjust, no dice.
Sadly that appears to be a low option GS model guessing by those cheap ass plastic wheel covers.
I think that’s what usually for sale, too. No one wants to give up their LSs, and the ones who do are the ones who of course ordered the mock top.
Yup, it’s a GS model, it doesn’t have the LS model’s lower body cladding that they used during those years.
Don’t know why, but I still have a lot of respect for these cars…
i am driving 1989 grand marquis LS with all those options&pushing 330k miles&still being used as daily driver.i’ve heard 4.6 is a more powerfull engine but i wont trade the sound of 302 with 100 of those later models.great quality car that does not exist no more.
Starting with the 1953 model I drove (when it ran) around Newfoundland Mercury has been hurting me for years. Appropriate name.
Just watch out for the passive restraints….
Also old enough to remember the running joke in C&D in the ’80s. Ice dispenser to the crotch when you exceed the double nickel!
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