A 1965 Mercury Monterey convertible in its factory-correct colors
and the big 390 V8 under the hood is a beautiful thing. You'll even
discover some very nice upgrades when you dig into all the details.
And when a turn-key cruiser is so value-priced, it means someone is
about to get an exceptional deal.
These Mercury cars were big and blocky like their Lincoln siblings,
so it's great to see all that sharply creased sheet metal looking
good. And they have plenty of style with everything from the sporty
front fender trim to the rear bumper that's so large it makes up
half of the back end. One of the reasons we get excited about a
classic Mercury is because we know they were produced in far fewer
numbers than more mass-market cars like Fords. That especially
holds true for convertibles. There were less than 4,800 Monterey
drop-tops made in 1965, and over 55 years later, you can just
imagine how few are left. You may decide you want to update the
paint or add a personal touch, but you can already understand that
you'll be searching for a while before finding another car like
this. So it has the clean and complete look you want today, and it
leaves room in your budget to really make it your own whenever you
The white convertible top has a clean look that makes for a great
combo against the red paint. And if you like the way this looks,
then you'll love powering it down to reveal the white interior.
When you slip into the driver's seat, you get that great feeling of
upscale classic style with the thin dual-spoke factory steering
wheel that gives you a clear view of the bright gauge panel. This
one stays faithful to its vintage style, right down to the working
courtesy lights and the AM radio that's there for display. But
there have also been investments in the right pieces. The seats
have been redone so that the bright white feels good and gets
plenty of attention. And this convertible even has provisions for
R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold
Under the hood is the large and powerful 390 cubic-inch V8 motor.
This is believed to be the original powerhouse, and the engine bay
looks amazingly authentic with the big blue block air grabber and
Mercury valve covers. The big V8 is strong, smooth, and knows how
to move this big drop-top around with authority. There's even a
newer dual exhaust to give it a good tune. Power steering, power
brakes, front discs, and a three-speed automatic transmission all
keep this an easy cruiser. And since they invested in newer front
suspension components, this one has a smooth but confident feel
going down the road.
This Mercury Monterey is one of those cars you might not have
thought about before, but now that you see it, you'll never forget
it. So hurry up, because at this value price, it's going to its new
home soon. Call today!!!
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