As Is, Where Is, Not Running - for Parts 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Tan

US $600.00
Private seller / Contact Seller
Brunswick, Maryland, United States

Technical data for 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

Make: Mercury
Model: Grand Marquis
Type: Sedan
Trim: LS
Year: 1998
Mileage: 210,000
VIN: 2MEFM75W3WX614909
Color: Tan
Engine: 4.6 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
For your careful consideration is a 1998 beige or tan Grand Marquis LS (dual exhaust) that is in quite rough shape and does not start, but could be used for parts, or, if you are really ambitious, frame replacement and further repairs to make it road worthy.
Located in Brunswick, MD 21716.
This is a short sale. The vehicle must be sold by April the 20th if at all, so please respond asap if you are interested.
My deadline to turn in the Maryland plates to DMV is April the 23rd, so as to avoid registration renewal for a non-running vehicle, so the sale and transaction must be finalized by that date.
This Merc does not start at the moment. Mileage is over 200,000 but exact count is unavailable, since battery/ignition switch/ignition cylinder or some other issue prevents accessory lights from reporting the status. My point is that it could be any number of failures preventing start up and I cannot do the diagnostics. The buyer would be responsible for all of that.
Originally from Massachusetts, this car has been through a great deal of snow, salt and therefore has internal and visible rust eating through the wheel wells.
Overall it has been a terrific, very reliable runabout, barring the handful of major repairs needed since we acquired it used in 2004.

No flood damage to our knowledge.

Clear title in hand.
Repair records and receipts not available; exact repair years noted are best estimates.

The frame is badly rusted, especially in the area of the engine mounts, please see photos. The car would need a replacement frame to be safe to drive, clearly a very expensive and time-consuming ordeal.
The engine has 200,000-plus miles and ran smoothly as recently as January 2017. At that time the engine itself had no major issues, to our awareness. It has been parked with gas in the tank and oil in the pan since then.
Engine does NOT turn over at all, even with a jump start. My first suspicion is that the battery is dead, it was replaced within the past 3-4 years.
This car is immobilized and will need either towing or on-site parts removal.
I cannot test any further and therefore cannot guarantee anything about this car, even for parts. That being said, I believe the engine, and perhaps the transmission, still have some worthwhile miles of enjoyment to offer for a knowledgeable and skilled enthusiast.

Other issues:
* Flat left front tire (slow leak)
* Torn, taped leather seats
* Stained carpet, especially in front seating area and trunk

* Badly worn steering wheel
* Power door lock on front passenger side is broken and needs to be engaged and disengaged manually.
* Key fobs did not always unlock doors. Sometimes even manual key use did not turn any of the door/trunk locks
* Missing side mirror cover on passenger side
* Small dents, scratches, rust spots and peeling trim on exterior
* Hood needs a support to stay open

Past major repairs:
* Differential replacement, 2005
* Right side lower ball joint replacements, 2007 & 20(??)
* Fan belt, 2009
* Air conditioning, 2015
* 4 tires replacement, Michelin, 2015
* Brake linings, 2017
* Dual exhaust
* Audiophile Sound system
* Aftermarket 6 disc CD changer installed in trunk
* Digital dash board, green illumination
* Precision Trac stabilization
* Traction control
* Power windows, locks, seat adjustment
* Cruise control
* Tilt steering
*Rear window defogger
* Spare tire and jack

Also Includes:
* Clear title
* Two programmed sentry keys and one intact programmed key fob. Second programmed key fob is in bad shape, with loose buttons, although it worked as recently as October 2017.
* Owner's manual with zipper case
Summarily, there may be other issues with this vehicle, but to the best of our knowledge every major problem has been listed in the text above.
Sold for parts only, as is, where is.

If you know what you are getting and are interested in venturing the risk of an uncertain outcome, this car is available for purchase until April 20th. It will be unavailable after that time.
Feel free to make an offer you believe is fair and I will certainly consider it!
Kindly note that the seller is not responsible for towing or parts removal labor or costs; please be ready arrange either an on-site harvest of parts, OR a haul-away of the vehicle with your choice of conveyance.
If you would like to schedule an in-person viewing of the vehicle at the private residence of one of the owners listed on the title, please contact me via eBay messages and we can work together to set up a date and time. Any other questions, please message me via eBay and I will do my best to answer.

Accepted forms of payment:
* Cash, personal check, PayPal, or wire transfer.
If using cash or check, full payment is due within 3 days.
If using PayPal, payment is due in full within 72 hours.
Though every effort is made to ensure accuracy, there may be mistakes in the listing or transaction process. If this is so, kindly take the opportunity to work with me and I will do my best to clarify the situation and resolve any issues or concerns you may have. Thank you for understanding.
Thank you for looking and good luck!
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