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Mercury Zephyr
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Mercury Zephyr. 1978–83 (prod. n/a). 2- and 4-door sedan, 2-door coupé, 5-door wagon. F/R, 140 in³ (I4 OHC), 200 in³ (I6 OHV), 255, 302 in³ (V8 OHV). Corporate twin to Ford Fairmont, replacing Mercury Comet. Four-headlamp grille at launch, unique to this model until 1981 when Fairmont adopted it. Coupé called Z-7. The same comments for Fairmont apply here. V8 deleted for 1983. This model was facelifted and became the Mercury Marquis for 1983–6.

Manufacturing location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Mahwah, New Jersey, USA; Hapeville, Georgia, USA; St Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Marque: Mercury | Predecessor: Mercury Comet (1971–7) | Successors: Mercury Marquis (1983–6), Mercury Topaz (1984–7)

q.v. Ford Fairmont (1978–83), Mercury Cougar (1980–2)


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