The 1955 Mercury Montclair introduced a new level of premium to the Mercury world. So it's great to have an example that has the correct V8 under the hood and a high-class color-coordinated look in inside and out.
The new Montclair coupes were on the upper end of the class spectrum, and they were proud to show it. After all, you paid 50% more than a Ford V8 coupe for this in '55, and so they made sure you got extra flair for the money. The longer chassis allowed designers to create bodies that were a bit more upscale-looking. You especially see this on the trim line that starts above the grille, wraps around the front and continues down the body even thorough the door. It really helps to emphasize the longer and wider lines that made the best 1950s cars. The same goes for the big chrome bumpers. The design seems to borrow the best from the custom car scene with long headlight overhangs and fender skirts. Plus, the paint package has the white on the roof flowing just a little bit above the doors and also as part of the taillights inset. And speaking of the paint, we love the two-tone Glen Lake Blue against the Alaska White. It was updated later in life to make sure it still has a good gloss in the sunshine.
The interior is quite vintage, which is nice, because the blue and white inside is very much in harmony with the exterior two-tone. Bright door trim, textured seat inserts, and terrific details (like the rear armrest) really set this Mercury apart. The dash is quite complete, and even keeps the AM radio, clock, and heat controls all there for display so that everything looks in place. More of this whole originality is seen on the artful factory steering wheel and the arching dash that shows off the very stylish gauge package. While you may need to service some of these pieces if you want to return the full function, it's preferable to already have everything quite complete, right down to the Mercury crest on the odometer panel.
Another reason to want a '55 Mercury is under the hood. Ford had just debuted the Thunderbird, and the premium 292 cubic-inch V8 made its way to the premium Montclair, too. With this kind of significance, it's great to have a period-correct block still under the hood. The big air grabber, golden block, and bright valve covers even give this a nice look within the dark engine bay. The automatic transmission, supple Mercury raid, and the tune of the dual exhaust all come together to deliver a proper cruising classic.
When you want premium 1950s motoring, you know you want this whitewall classic. So don't miss this distinct Mercury. Call now!