1955 Mercury Montclair
From the instant it came out in 1955 till the last one dropped off
the assembly line in 1958 only to be replaced by the "Turnpike
Cruiser" this car was an instant hit. Named after the affluent
suburb in NJ just west of the Big Apple which was already home to
mansions, industry magnates and corporate power brokers, this car
reflected that chutzpah...To the nines.
For consignment, a rolling work of automotive art, truly a custom
"skate", a wild ride that puts out enough eye candy your eyes will
turn Type 2 diabetic, we give you this totally custom, well worked
lead sled in the form of a 1955 Mercury Montclair.
From the custom tube grille to the Packard taillights and
continental rear bumper, this consignment oozes cool, and is in the
dictionary as an example picture under the word cruiser. Shades of
the Batmobile for the custom headlights which are visored and a
great beginning to the wonderful Buick porthole styled front
quarter. Chromed rods are halved by a large shiny bumper, and below
more candy for the chin panel. The hood has been shaved of any
badging and has been totally louvered in lieu of a hood scoop.
Looking down either side its 50's solid gold design with a chromed
diving swoop trim spear, the trio of oval Buick porthole vents just
aft of the wheel well. On the back a body bump out replaces what
was chrome trimmings and a custom integrated fender skirt
seamlessly melts into the rear bumper. The bottom of the rockers
are framed with lake pipes, old skool kewl fer sur. All these big
steel panels are bathed in custom PPG raspberry or what this writer
would lovingly refer to from now on as Flamingo! The top has been
chopped and refitted neatly around the wrap-around windshield and
it is covered perfectly with Mercedes Benz Natural, (beige),
canvas. All trimmings for the glass are in the Flamingo save for
the rear glass which came off of a 48 Chevy has weatherstripping.
Door handles are shaved, and have teardrop mirrors, and dummy
spotlights attached. Looking to the back of course the Continental
rear bumper which sports a custom airbrushed artwork of "Cupid's
Chariot" which is certainly aptly named because I'm already in
love! Frenched taillights are like a 55 Chevy on steroids which
have been willingly donated from a Packard. Glistening on all 4
corners are chromed wire wheels with flame motif knockoff hubs.
These are wrapped by wide whites and are stunningly beautiful not
unlike the rest of the above exterior!
In keeping with the custom theme we pop the shaved doors and see a
vertical panel of tuck and roll canvas textured Raspberry
broadcloth with a beige panel above and blood red carpeting below.
Inside the front buckets use the same with the Raspberry canvas
textured tuck and roll inserts, and beige leather bolsters which
are smooth as silk. These buckets and a matching rear dual bucket
bench-like seat with console all float in a sea of blood red
carpeting. The car is halved inside by a V shaped leather covered
center console. As it races up to the dash which is also in beige
leather, and it is total custom with square and rectangular Dakota
Digital gauges. A wood rimmed rally steering wheel fronts this
beauty and is a tilting column. Other dash features are power
windows, a digital AM/FM/CD player and Vintage Air. We need to give
a shout out to the trunk which has also been finished off in the
broadcloth tuck and roll and beige leather and has thick blood red
carpeting. Hey and it's a trunk!
When you turn the key to this baby the engine goes bling, bling
bling! Actually, it idles like a dream but it looks like it would
make this sound! It's a 460ci V8 out of a '78 Merc, with a 4-barrel
Edelbrock 750cfm carb, atop a new intake manifold. On back is a C6
3-speed automatic tranny and a 3.73 rear axle.
It's too low to go top on our lift however we can tell you that
this car is loaded with colorful neon accenting lighting inside and
out, has independent front suspension, and rear leaf spring
suspension with rear adjustable air shocks, and rack and pinion
steering. Peeking under it is as good as the top side.
This is one of those cars I cannot get enough of, and I clamored to
test drive this car. It drives like an air ride dream, has great
pickup, solid steering and even good handling. It is a head turning
cruiser that does this in spades effortlessly.
When my partner and I tested this car you could say we had two in
the pink? Anyway, it's a work of rolling art, well done, eye candy,
custom everything and it shows every inch of passion taken and all
attention to detail creating a wild ride. See it to believe it, and
you'd best hurry these lead sleds fly off the shelves.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.