1959 MERCURY MONTEREY
1959 was one of the best years for Automotive styling in the USA with the height of the space race in full flight, it bred some of the wildest and most iconic automotive designs the world has ever seen. This 1959 Mercury Monterey 2 door sedan is certainly no exception.
This is one rare and unique cruiser, you certainly aren’t going to pull up beside one at your local car show. The car has been in fully restored many years ago and had been part of a large private collection for the last 15 years or so before being sold to its current owner in 2019.
The paint and body work are in good condition all round finished in a striking red colour with white roof. The styling is wild with plenty of chrome and stainless trim which is all in great condition. The windscreen is unique and stretches from the top of the roof and then dips low with a low dash for greater visibility. The roofline is the cool kid of the 50s car world with it’s cap on backwards with high windscreen in the front and overhang in the rear over the unique wrap around rear window. The outside is finished with a big booty continental kit on the rear and cruiser style wheel spats giving the car a long sleek “Jetson’s” style look.
Under the bonnet is a super solid 383ci MEL V8 engine with recently rebuild carburettor. The cooling system has been gone through with a new water pump and refurbished radiator. The Automatic transmission is the original item and shifts smoothly down the road. The car has had some recent work done to ensure the car is safe and reliable to drive. This included the brakes being completely rebuild with new master cylinder and wheel cylinders. The entire front end of the car was pulled apart with all new bushes and various steering components replaced.
Inside has been refinished back to the original style and there is a fair bit going on. There are different textures and fabrics around with a mix of cool stitched vinyl and fabric fresh out of your grandma’s lounge room. It’s a cool funky place to be and is super spacious with big bench seats front and rear. The dash is the centre piece with its waterfall style step down gauge cluster that is unique to this vehicle. The dash is padded and set very low and far forward to give greater space within the cabin.
This is a fantastic example of a big body 50s cruiser that is unique enough that you wont have to worry about the guy next door rocking up in one. The car has been nicely restored and is loaded with quirky styling and features. If you want a cool 50s American cruiser that’s been nicely restored but different to what everyone else has, then this might just be the car for you.
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Located at 2 Palings Court, Nerang on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
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PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is being sold on consignment, consignment vehicles are sold as is without registration unless otherwise stated and there is no cooling off period or warranty expressed written or implied by the consignee. Information is provided to us by the consignee and is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgement solely.
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