Mercury Montery Very rare, only 5 made in this colour scheme, very well maintained (1969)




You must be an incredible Mercury enthusiast to recognize this 1968 Mercury Monterey Coupé. The Monterey was the top model from Mercury’s middle line. That is American marketing jargon for the most luxurious car in the segment that was just short of the top model.
This Mercury Monterey has been completely restored on the outside and is in excellent condition. During the restoration, it was decided to return the car to its original condition. The car has therefore been repainted in Rose-coloured paint and the interior still looks exactly like when the car left the factory in 1968. The body has beautiful thin sheet metal with correct fits. The car is on correct wheels surrounded by good tires in the correct sizes and things such as the door rubbers, chrome mouldings and bumpers are all in beautiful condition.
The interior is the pinnacle of a late 1960s American car. Where European manufacturers lavishly experimented with bucket seats and other sporty shaped seating, the Americans simply placed an old-fashioned bench in the front. The sofa is most likely more comfortable than the one in your living room. The inside is covered with beautiful original black leather and is in neat original condition with some starting patina. The carpets fit neatly everywhere and are also in excellent condition. The instruments and controls all look neat and function as they should.
The technology is based on rock-solid Ford technology from that time. The engine is a 390 Cubic Inches V8 mated to a three-speed automatic transmission. The engine is tuned in the good American tradition to deliver torque in the lower and middle ranges of the rev range. The engine reportedly produces about 250 hp and fits perfectly with the relaxed character of the Mercury. You don’t buy a car like this to drive full-throttle on the German Autobahn, but to enjoy a relaxed tour through the Netherlands and for once not be disturbed by the ridiculous speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour. In a Mercury Monterey, the destination is not the destination, but the journey.
The car will be delivered including a number of invoices from the time the car has spent in the United States and some general information on how to analyze the chassis number. Just to give away something: the car was built in St. Louis, has the correct engine and still has its original livery. In short, not only a beautiful car to see but also a pleasure to drive. Let’s face it, with the upcoming beautiful weather it must be fantastic to drive into the sunset with the love of your life and then also have the opportunity to put an arm around her, that couch in the front may have been not such a crazy idea.

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  • Mileage: 69,886
  • Year: 1969
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Purple


  • Cylinder layout: Inline

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