1956 Mercury Monterey Two-door Hardtop Hot Rod 312 CID V-8 engine with louvered valve heads and dual exhausts Three-speed automatic transmission Silver over Dark Cherry exterior Power brakes Rear Continental spare tire kit and rear wheel skirts Center high-mounted stoplight (CHMSL) Custom pinstriping Underbody and underhood neon lighting Lake triple side exit exhaust pipes Rolled and pleated interior Pleated, padded engine bay complete with James Dean mural on underside of hood Looking for a mid-50s Mercury that won’t look like much else at the next classic car show? MotoExotica Classic Cars can help. We are pleased to present this 1956 Mercury Monterey Two-door Hardtop that has a very handsome period correct Hot Rod taste applied to it and is a very sought after authentic style that just seems to be disappearing in recent times. We are pleased to offer this well preserved hot rod 50's Mercury that the next owner will surely appreciate it's style! Built on April 5, 1956 in Ford’s Metuchen, New Jersey factory, Its current two-tone silver over dark cherry exterior is in excellent condition, as is the vehicle’s trim. Car features custom pinstriping, a rear Continental spare tire kit, rear wheels skirts, Frenched radio antenna and Lake triple side exit exhaust pipes. The glass panels are in all good form. Most of the vehicle’s lights are in good shape. All of the body panels are straight, the engine bay is tidy with a lot of chrome and the battery appears new. The car features a center high-mounted stoplight (CHMSL) and the bumpers are in fantastic condition as well. Under the hood is Ford’s 312 CID V-8 engine, featuring lots of chrome, power brakes, louvered valve heads and dual exhausts. Car has pleated padding around the engine bay and, as an ode to ‘50s movie icon, James Dean, there’s a unique mural painted on the hood’s underside by Ackley in 1988. Neon can illuminate the engine bay and vehicle underbody at the driver’s desire. Inside, the car features a rolled and pleated silver and black interior. The silver bench seats are in excellent shape while the black carpeting is in very good order. The white headliner is well kept, as is the sparkling instrument panel with its generous helping of chrome. Even the steering wheel rim cover matches the seat color. The condition of the door skins, mirrors and shift lever all reflect the rest of the interior. Rounding out the inside is a factory AM radio, fire extinguisher and, with a deft touch of whimsy, door lock plungers topped with tiny, black 8 billiard balls. Competition to this car in 1956 included Buick’s Series 40 Special Riviera Coupe, DeSoto’s Firedome Seville two-door, Hudson’s Hornet Hardtop, Oldsmobile’s Holiday 88 Coupe and Nash’s Ambassador Country Club. This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 63,114 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! VIN: 56ME64722M Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.