For Sale: 1966 Mercury Montclair in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1966 Mercury Montclair

Well if I had money,
I'd tell you what I'd do,
I go downtown buy a Mercury or two.
Crazy bout a Mercury,
Lord I'm crazy bout a Mercury,
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.

Well the girl I love,
I stole her from a friend.
He got lucky stole her back again,
She heard he had a Mercury.
Lord she's crazy bout a Mercury.
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury & cruise it up & down the road.

This 1966 Mercury Montclair allows you to enjoy a trip back in time, as you travel down the forever winding PCH, (Pacific Coast Highway). Presenting just as it was assembled, this survivor Mercury is ready to be enjoyed all the while treating it's passengers to a glimpse of what things really were like back in good ole 1966. An important item of note is as this presents beautifully, and is a good working example, and very clean car, the engine designator in the VIN is an M, which denotes the powerful and not often seen 410ci V8. A muscle car in a Medium Turquoise tuxedo if you will, showing 43,206 miles on the odometer. Sadly, these miles cannot be confirmed as original as the title shows exempt for milage.

Exterior
Turquoise, Medium Turquoise Metallic that is, in good condition is the paint color for this hardtop Montclair, which presents with some chipping, fading and and a few minor rust bubbles down low behind the rear tires. This finish does retain a nice shine and is believed to be the original paint. The brite work and chrome bumpers are all there, correct badging and even the stainless trim spear running stem to stern atop the beltline is present and accounted for. All exterior lighting is in very nice original condition. The slab steel sides, started in 1965, present well with faux vents leading the way on the front quarters and a Montclair badge bringing up the tail end of the rear quarters. I really dig the groovy slanted and ribbed tail lights with their chrome divider bars mounted at the very end of each rear quarter panel. The cavernous trunk displays with its original mat and spare tire, even with these necessities there is still enough room for this to be considered a good sized New York City apartment. Finishing off the outside are 15" steel wheels with standard Mercury covers all wrapped in almost new blackwall radial rubber.

Interior
Original upholstery is seen throughout the passenger compartment, as well as the carpet which is a low cut pile with some light fading and some minor staining. A split back bench upfront, and a bench across the rear are all in beautiful and original vinyl with smooth aqua bolsters and tuck and roll flagstone aqua inserts and finished off with decorative buttoning. The rear bench, much like yourgrandmother's couch, is covered in plastic toward off any errant spills or overzealous staining from back seat action. The original aqua and clear 2 spoke steering wheel fronts the factory gauges in their black and chrome ribbed housing. The factory heater slides appear within with black and chrome bezel along with an original AM/FM radio. The door panels, in well padded aqua vinyl, house the chrome window cranks and even chrome cranks for the wing windows, luxury at its finest! Rounding out the interior is a crack free padded dash topper and the factory chrome arm shifter growing from the center hump.

Drivetrain
The original 410 cubic inches V8 graces the engine bay, and a 4-barrel carburetor is perched on top capable of making a potent 330hp. The bay shows with some patina on various surfaces but the big V8 shines gloriously in all its blue painted splendor among all the supple hoses and wires. Bolted to the back of this mill is a Toploader 4-speed manual transmission which sends power way back to a 3.25 geared conventional Ford 9" rear axle.

Undercarriage
The basement...or undercarriage, shows strong and rust-free underpinnings, shiny new Flowmaster dual exhaust and drip free oil pan and transmission. The frame and flooring present with the factory undercoating and a smattering of surface rust on the usual suspects. The suspension is independent coil spring suspension up front and coil springs on the rear, just the way the engineers designed it. Power drum brakes are all around, and a new dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, snakes its way rearward past the solid original metal.

Drive-Ability
As we hop off the lift, and into this car we are in original interior bliss. Just beautifully done and comfortable. Turn the key and we are lit and ready to put the shocking to see in a Mercury 60's design shifter into1st gear. This car cruises nicely, turns well and has easy steering, has good acceleration, and was a nice ride soaking in all the originality. All functions were operating properly at the time of our drive and my crack decoder took a second lap around the test track, he was having that much fun.

Overall, this car presents beautifully, and mechanically is sound. It is a reliable car with a powerful engine that through the years has stayed as close to original as possible. Join the collector car crowd with this Mercury muscle and show your neighbors and the world that "Mercury speaks quietly of your good taste".

6W57M520623

6-1966
W-Wayne, MI Assy Plant
57-Montclair 2 Door Hardtop Fastback
M-410ci V8 4bbl 330hp
520623-Sequential Unit Number

WARRANTY TAG

BODY 63B-Montclair 2 Door Hardtop Fastback
COLOR U-Medium Turquoise MEtallic
TRIM 37-Aqua Vinyl
DATE 02L-November 2nd
DSO 16-Philadelphia
AXLE 4-Ford 9" 3.25 Conventional
TRANS 5-4 Speed Manual

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Mercury Montclair
  • Listing ID: CC-1673548
  • Price: $27,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Montclair
  • Exterior Color:Medium Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Aqua
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:43206
  • Stock Number:4768
  • VIN:6W57M520623
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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