Throwback! 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Behold, the land yacht
Over the years I’ve had many cars. From simply driving for enjoyment to the need for utility each one was special in some way. Here you can get a glimpse of each one.
In February of 1996 I purchased my Grand Marquis, a big car with a fantastic ride. This car was basically the “base” model Grand Marquis. It had A/C, power windows/locks, power driver’s seat, gray velour cloth interior, power outside mirrors and a 5.0 liter V–8 power plant.
I enjoyed driving this car because of it size. The long wheelbase gave this car a great ride smoothing out almost any road. The 60/40 split–bench front seat was quite comfortable.
The stock cassette deck was barely adequate though so I installed a Kenwood cassette head unit with CD changer controls and mounted a Kenwood 6–disc CD changer in the trunk. The units installed quite easily even considering the additional time I spent running the changer control cable under the trim and behind the dash.
Later, I had a Sidewinder alarm system installed which performed flawlessly and saved me some green on the insurance.
My friends often called it my “grandpa-mobile” but never once did they complain when we took my car to go out for the evening. There was plenty of room for everyone to sit without being cramped as we headed to our destination.