After a 73-year run, Mercury is officially dead.
While the brand's closure was announced back in June, the last model - a Grand Marquis - has just rolled off the assembly line in St. Thomas, Ontario. Sadly, like the last Pontiac, the final Mercury won't be enshrined in an automotive museum - it will enter fleet duty for an unspecified company.
Despite the fact that the last model was lackluster, Mercury turned out some stellar vehicles over the years. We all have our personal favorites, but highlights undoubtedly include the original Cougar and Marauder. In total, the brand sold more than 21 million vehicles.