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1963 Mercury Monterey S55

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1963 Mercury Monterey S55

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1963 Mercury Monterey S55

Highest Bid: $8,000 (USD) by: Turtleton

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Chassis/VIN:

3Z67Z516776

Location:

Ramsey, Minnesota

Odometer:

49,639 (Mi)

Lot Number:

8381391

Engine:

390ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Automatic

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Highest Bid: $8,000 (USD) by: Turtleton

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Chassis/VIN:

3Z67Z516776

Location:

Ramsey, Minnesota

Odometer:

49,639 (Mi)

Lot Number:

8381391

Engine:

390ci V8

Seller:

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

If a bid is placed within the last two minutes of an auction, an additional two minutes is added to ensure all bidders have a fair chance to bid. Bid carefully. The highest winning bidder will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1963 Mercury Monterey S55 is a fifth-generation two-door hardtop equipped with the Breezeway retractable rear window. Power comes from a 390ci Ford FE V8 backed by a 3-speed Merc-O-Matic, and the seller says the car originated from the western United States and is in sound running condition. Equipment includes aftermarket five-spoke wheels with the original set included, a bucket seat interior with a center console, an AM/FM radio, and all power features and amenities are said to be in working order. This 1963 Mercury Monterey S55 hardtop is one of 3,863 produced for its model year and is offered from Ramsey, Minnesota.

Sold new on the West Coast and purchased from a prior owner in Washington state, the black finish is described as a respray with varying flaws noted and captured in the photos. The Mercury Monterey S55 was offered as a convertible, fastback hardtop, four-door hardtop, and a two-door hardtop as seen here, of which 3,863 were produced for 1963. Equipment includes the Breezeway power retractable rear window, which was standard on all non-convertible variants of the Monterey and S55. Design elements include a concave grille and a total of six tail lamps. S55 badges are present on the rear quarter panels, and the front fenders wear Monterey scripts.

Five-spoke wheels are mounted and come wrapped in generic tires. The seller says the original set of wheels is included.

Bucket seats and a center console were standard equipment for the Monterey S55, and the front seats fold forward to allow access to the rear bench. The 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission is operated by a console-mounted shifter and a factory-offered AM/FM radio is mounted within the instrument panel between the clock and clime controls. The steering wheel is the factory three-spoke design, but its rim shows wear and previous repair attempts.

A 120-mph speedometer is laid out in a horizontal fashion and the five-digit mechanical odometer displays 49k miles. Additional gauges monitor coolant temperature, fuel level, the electrical system, and oil.

The engine is a Ford 390ci FE V8 which had an original output of 300 gross horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 427 pound-feet of torque at 2,800, and was originally fueled by a Motorcraft four-barrel carburetor. The engine sits below an air cleaner assembly finished in Corporate Gold paint and the block wears the same finish, while the black valve covers are Mercury branded. The drivetrain consists of a Merc-O-Matic 3-speed and the suspension uses coil springs up front and leafs in the rear.

Underpinnings appear unmodified from stock, and the underside appears to have been sprayed with rust-inhibiting coating which remains in place. Additional photos capturing the underside are available in the carousel.

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Comments & Questions

June 16, 2021
04:18 AM
Bidder

@Carol – Is the motor electrical ...

yes the blower motor is elect.

June 15, 2021
05:54 AM

Is it still equipped w/the original Motocraft 4 barrel carb?

June 14, 2021
08:48 PM

This is a great example when a Mercury didn’t looked like a Ford with some extra chrome. You’ll never see another one like this Merc in any car show.

June 14, 2021
07:32 AM

@Faro – Does anyone really expect to get this for $1000.? ...

Hey ya gotta start somewhere

June 14, 2021
07:31 AM

Is the motor electrical

June 09, 2021
05:59 PM

Does anyone really expect to get this for $1000.?

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