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Classic Mercury Ads

1976 Mercury Capri II S

Ford Motor Company’s Mercury division was taken from us in 2011. The brand’s demise came during a flurry of marque terminations, and was bracketed by the shutdown of Pontiac (2010) and the final model year of Saab (2012).

Though hard to pinpoint exactly, Mercury’s market position probably hewed most closely to GM’s Oldsmobile division, though both brands drifted at different times between being slightly sporty to being more luxury focused.

I’m sure some readers will argue otherwise, but to me Mercury hit its design apex in the Sixties, selling cars that were dramatically sleek and angular–and, more importantly, easily recognizable as Mercs.

Collected here for your consideration are 15 classic Mercury print ads, and one seriously entertaining TV commercial.

 

 

Note: We’re intentionally excluded Cougar ads from this post. To check out some Cougar advertising, click here for an article dedicated exclusively to that nameplate.

If there’s a Mercury in your past, please tell us about it. The place to leave comments is down below.

Feline Madness! A Gallery of Mercury Cougar Ads

 

1946

1946 Mercury Ad

1946 Mercury Ad

Review Flashback! 1977 Mercury Cougar

 

1951

1951 Mercury Ad

1951 Mercury Ad

Cheap Wheels: 1987-88 Mercury Cougar

 

1953

1953 Mercury Ad

1953 Mercury Ad

Car Spotter: 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

 

1954

1954 Mercury Truck Ad

1954 Mercury Truck Ad (Canada)

Cheap Wheels: 2001-2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LSE

 

1956

1956 Mercury Ad

1956 Mercury Ad

Review Flashback! 1986 Merkur XR4Ti

 

1965

1965 Mercury Ad

1965 Mercury Meteor Ad (Canada)

The Mercurys of 1977

 

1966

1966 Mercury Ad

1966 Mercury Ad

Photo Feature: 1966 Mercury Monterey Two-Door Sedan

 

1971

1971 Mercury Ad

1971 Mercury Marquis Ad

Photo Feature: 1966 Mercury Park Lane Convertible

 

1975

1975 Mercury Monarch Ad

1975 Mercury Monarch Ad

Photo Feature: 1959 Mercury Colony Park

 

1976

1976 Mercury Capri II Ad

1976 Mercury Capri II Ad

’80s Flashback: 1987 Mercury Merkur Rapido XR4Ti

 

1979

1976 Mercury Capri II Ad

1979 Mercury Marquis Ad

What if General Motors, Chrysler, or AMC Had Designed the 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser?

 

1986

1986 Mercury Capri Ad

1986 Mercury Capri Ad

Personal-Luxury Place Holder: 1975-1976 Ford Elite

 

1987

1987 Mercury Sable Ad

1987 Mercury Sable Ad

Dead-Brand Madness! 10 Classic Edsel Ads

 

1989

1989 Mercury Tempo

1989 Mercury Topaz Ad

The 8 Best-Looking Cars of 1978

 

2003

2003 Mercury Marauder Ad

2003 Mercury Marauder Ad

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