A rare 1962 Mercury Monterey Custom convertible in its factory-correct colors and the big 390 V8 under the hood is a beautiful thing. And when a turnkey cruiser is so value-priced, it means someone is about to get an exceptional deal.
Based on the same mechanicals as the Galaxie, the Mercury offers an upscale twist on a fan favorite, with added horsepower as the cherry on top. The look is unusual enough to make even seasoned car show attendees do a double-take as they recognize the Ford DNA in its veins, but with some nice premium features added in. You can see it in the front end where the there's extra chrome in the waterfall grille. The unique sweeping trim wraps around the front end and has a unique pattern on the doors for a nice sporty profile. In the rear the tailfins give this a Cadillac level of flair. It's all set in a bold shade of the factory-correct Black Cherry. But more than just a great overall presentation, this Mercury is rare. There less than 5,500 Monterey Custom convertibles were produced in 1962.
The '60s were a time of some of the most interesting interiors around, and so it's great to see such a cool survivor today. After all, where else could you get such an intricate pattern that looks like a factory tuck-n-roll with silver vinyl stitched in for added style. When you sit down, you're immediately reminded of with classic luxury feels like. The chrome on the steering wheel matches the intricate presentation of the dash, and the ultra-wide speedometer dominates your view. This is a loaded premium Mercury, so it comes with plenty of power features, including power front seats and power locks. But the best combo is the power windows and power folding top. That means you can go from enclosed comfort to fully open to the world without leaving the driver's seat.
Under the hood is the correct Z-code 390 cubic-inch V8 motor. The engine bay presents exceptionally well with plenty of gloss black components competing for shine against the gold valve covers and air cleaner. Plus, when you inspect the condition of the essential components, like the spark plugs and wires, you'll see this a well-maintained motor. It's the same V8 big block would make a few legendary Mustangs, so it can still move this droptop around with authority. But you don't want this for a muscle car. Having a Monterey like this is about reconnecting with a time when dad let you borrow his car for a big date, or you snuck it out so you and all your friends could have the ultimate Friday night in one car. And if you're too young for that, here's the perfect machine to make memories like this. That's because with a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and a suspension that will keep you floating down the road, this Mercury is the perfect cruising convertible.
Rare, affordable, and downright attractive, a big V8 Mercury like this one that checks all the boxes is not going to hang around our showroom very long. Call today!!!