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Merc V8 Auto Classic Vintage Collector Factory Original Cruiser Blue Breezeway

Make: Mercury
Model: Monterey
Type: Hardtop
Year: 1963
Mileage: 9026
VIN: 3Z63Z529272
Color: Medium Turquoise
Engine: 390 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1963 Mercury Monterey Additional Info:

Mercury was the kind of brand that offered premium distinction, and this 1963 Mercury Monterey is the exact kind of car that proves it. With big V8 power, a cool all-blue color theme, and distinct features (like the breezeway rear window), this is a nice classic offered for a value price.

There was a lot of Lincoln-level style in the '63 Monterey. It could have been a cousin to the Continental with it quad headlight design, wraparound front bumper, and full-length trim that crisply defined the main crease in the profile. Plus, the rear with the hint of tailfin and artfully done triple taillight design wouldn't have looked out of place as the rival Cadillac! And the details are great everywhere you look - from the factory-style turbine wheel covers to the unique roofline. So these were real coupes of distinction. And the way the factory-correct medium turquoise paint received a quality respray later in life shows that this one loves to showcase its '60s-style elegance with pride.

Inside, the factory-correct interior has so much blue that this Monterey almost feels like a beach day on the Monterey coast. There's an expertly interwoven two tone on the seats, door panels, and even the steering wheel. So you instantly get the sense that this is an upper class classic. When you sit down, you immediately see plenty of stylized brightwork across the dash. Everything you want is in working order. That not only means the full gauge package, but also the details like the heat/defrost and AM radio. So it really feels like a time capsule. And while other cars of the era also had the cool pillarless hardtop profile, this one also has the power operated "breezeway" rear window that people are going to love to see at the car shows. And when you drive down the road, it truly feels like a hardtop convertible as the wind flows through the interior unlike just about any other coupe you've known.

Under the hood is the correct Z-code 390 cubic-inch V8 motor. The engine bay presents exceptionally well with the gold valve covers and air cleaner looking so distinct against the tidy black setup. It's the same V8 big block would make a few legendary Mustangs, and this one is topped with a four-barrel carburetor, so it can still move this luxury coupe 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, power brakes, and a suspension that will keep you floating down the road, this Mercury is the ideal cruising coupe.

Complete with owner's manual this is all the best nostalgia on wheels. So don't let this fun and distinct Monterey go into someone else's garage. Call today!!!