Why? Nearly Perfect 1990 Sable Wagon

The seller claims this was a grandparental car from new, and that's the only explanation we can think of for its condition.  Any Sable in good condition is an oddball in 2016; but this wagon with full blue interior and upgraded engine is a true gem.  Would you drive this?

The seller claims under 55K miles and that everything works.  Basic maintenance was recently done to keep it running; so there's a good chance this is ready to roll.  We don't know the reserve, but the low starting bid means we'll see a market price.  Anything under $2,500 seems like a bargain; but the buyer will have to decide what to do with this.  With minimal investment, not a lot of money is at risk if one decides to start adding miles.

Click for eBay ad
Long Beach, CA, USA
$217.50 with four bids, reserve not met and 5.5 days to go

This looks space-age at launch and still look unconventional today.  At Oddimotive, we consider that a good thing.  Note the desirable basket weave wheels (apologies to Bimmer fans).

Here's the Mercury signature lighting from the era.  This was, at one time, a common sight in one's rear view mirror.

This is familiar to me, as the former owner of a 1986 T-Bird.  Ford and Mercury were apparently pretty consistent.  Condition appears to be great.  Aftermarket head unit sticks out like a sore thumb, though.

Digital dash actually works!

Driver's seat shows only minor signs of use.

Rear seat appears to be perfect and all carpet is in excellent condition.

Again, condition is amazing here.  The dark blue reminds me of my 1998 SVT Contour.

Cargo space is ample, as one would expect from this best of body styles.

You're damn right there's a tail gunner seat!

Here's the sideways, 3.8 liter V6.  These were exciting (save for the supercharged T-Bird/Cougar version),but were decently torquey.

Ad text:

Classic, now almost vintage, Garaged, near perfect 1990 Mercury Sable LS wagon in mint, ultra low mile condition.  Only 54,9xx original miles from new.  No accidents.  I am third owner (and first two were grandpa to his grandson)  Car has always been in the Bellflower, CA area since new, and always garaged. No rust anywhere.  Original paint in excellent condition with only minor scratches and minor chips.  Clear coat is perfect.  Interior is truly like new with perfect dash, perfect leather on steering wheel- supple, no discernible wear and tear, no fading..  No leather stains, cracks or really noticeable wear from new.  The condition really has to be seen in person to be appreciated.  The headliner is perfect with no drooping at all.  Fully loaded including dual power seats, power antenna, 3rd row (technically seats 8).  This was not used as a family vehicle so the carpet, seats, headliner and door panels are just really like new.  I know I keep saying this, but it really is.  Dash has no cracks or sun wear.  Full digital dash including fully working trip computer.  AC works all functions but could use freon.  Power antenna works as new.  Factory rims with BF Goodrich tires in excellent, clean non curb rash condition.  Keyless (pad) entry works as new.  And the best part is the really cool front end with full lighting all the way across.  Clear, non cloudy headlights.  Has newer Pioneer CD with AM/FM USB and aux input, with new Pioneer speakers.  

Has driver airbag.  Comes with original factory service manual.  

Brakes in excellent shape.  Recent work includes hoses, belts, new valve cover gaskets.  Starts with one turn, no weird noises or lifter sounds.  Passed smog easily.  Runs great and cool, no overheating, excellent steering and transmission.  Drives like a car with 54,000 miles should.  

Any questions text xxxxx.  Clean title, no accidents, garaged.  No rust.  

This is not a Volvo, Chrysler Dodge, Jeep, Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Honda, Accord, Civic, Malibu, Impala, Taurus, Camry, Toyota,

1 comment: