The Buick wasn’t the only old American car we saw in Amsterdam. No sir-ee, this 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis completely caught our eyes and captured our minds. What can it be doing in Amsterdam – especially in such flawless condition? It was super clean, ridiculously nice.
After an exhausting but touching three-hour WWII tour all around town, and immediately before pancakes, this Grand Marquis was definitely photoworthy. Shot next to the Westerkerk, it was either this or a fresh herring stand that was the best thing in close vicinity.
The front chrome is flawless except for a single bird crap on the bumper. The car also voluntarily extends over the low railing on the canal side.
There is a landau roof, from the B-pillars rearwards. The wheels look to be in very nice condition too, and the taillights didn’t have any cracks on them.
It’s also been parked cautiously, so not to receive door knocks on its flanks. Those would definitely drive me up the wall on such a nice car, so I can see where he’s come for.
Official thumbs up for the Grand Marquis from your humble author. Now, it was time for pancakes.
[Images: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse / Antti Kautonen]