Driven by Edsel Ford, Mercury was created in 1938 as an entry-level luxury brand that would sit between Ford and Lincoln.

Throughout much of its life, Mercury cars were based on Ford vehicles with varying levels of differentiation. The brand was phased out in 2011 as Ford shed brands, including Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda and Aston Martin, to concentrate on Ford and Lincoln.

What is Mercury named after?

The Mercury brand was named after the Roman messenger god. Widely known for being fleet of foot, he was also noted as the god of travellers, financial gain and commerce, eloquence, luck, deception and thievery.

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