1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, Convertible Automatic, Original and rare

Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 61000
  • VIN: 57SL70016M
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 368ci
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Mercury Other Convertible

1957 Mercury Turnpike Convertible Cruiser.Completely original un-restored 61000 actual miles museum quality example of an extremely rare car. Only 1265 Convertible Turnpike Cruisers were produced. 368ci/290hp V8 with 3-speed "Merc-O-Matic" automatic transmission. Leather interior. "Seat-O-Matic" automatically adjusting seat. "Lube-O-Matic" push button lube system. The Turnpike Cruiser was the first car manufactured with quad headlights. Power windows power brakes power steering. power antenna. This example is documented as being the only 1957 Turnpike Cruiser with a factory installed tachometer.For 1957 the Turnpike Cruiser was the premium model offering from Mercury and was produced in 1957 and 1958. The Turnpike Cruiser was produced in two body styles: a two-door and four-door hardtop were offered. Later in the model year an open car named Convertible Cruiser was added to this series. From the beginning it was created only to be used as the official pace car of the 1957 Indianapolis 500 but on January 7 1957 it was announced that the Convertible Cruiser would be available as a production model as well. All Convertible Cruisers had a continental tire kit and were painted yellow (Sun Glitter) similar to the original pace cars. In addition to its unique features the car was further differentiated from other Mercury models by a gold anodized trim strip in the car's rear fin.This beautiful Mercury Turnpike Convertible Cruiser proves all of these years later that these cars were unappreciated in their day ahead of their time and will be given their proper place as valuable classics.Included with this 1957 Mercury are Original set of keys and Original owners manual.For more information on this classic convertible cruiser give us a call email or make an offer.