1957 MERCURY MONTEREY 2DR 50'S CUSTOM

Price: - Item location: Lowell, Arkansas, United States
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Monterey
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 3169
  • VIN: 57LA29708M
  • Color: YELLOW & WHITE
  • Engine size: 312 V8, 4BBL
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: BLACK & WHITE
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1957 Mercury Monterey

1957 MERCURY MONTEREY 50’S STYLE CUSTOM

IF YOU’RE CRAZY ABOUT A MERCURY, BUT CAN’T AFFORD A 1950-1951, THIS IS YOUR OPPORTNUITY TO OWN A COOL 50’S MERCURY CUSTOM ANYWAY.

THIS SURVIVOR WAS BUILT AT THE LOS ANGELES LINCOLN/MERCURY PLANT ON 2-8-57 AND PURCHASED NEW BY A LOS ANGELES COUPLE WHO OWNED IT OVER 30 YEARS. TOTAL PRODUCTION OF ALL FIVE 1957 MONTEREY MODELS WAS 157,528. A 1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER WAS SELECTED AS THE 1957 INDY 500 PACE CAR.

IN THE EARLY 90’S THIS MERC WAS PURCHASED BY A MARINE RETIRING FROM CAMP PENDLETON WHO BROUGHT IT BACK TO THE KANSAS CITY AREA WHERE A FRAME-UP RESTORATION BEGAN. THIS INCLUDED CORRECT COLOR REPAINT, REBUILT ENGINE & TRANS, BRAKES, SUSPENSION, ETC.

I PURCHASED THE CAR IN 1994 AND FINISHED IT AS A TYPICAL 50’S CUSTOM WITH PINSTRIPING, LOWERED, ROLL & PLEAT SEATS, DUMMY SPOTS, FENDER SKIRTS, DUAL SMITTY’S, AND FULL LENGTH SIDE PIPES.

I SOLD IT IN 1994 AND BOUGHT IT BACK AGAIN IN 2014 WITH ONLY 400 MORE MILES ON IT SINCE THE RESTORATION IN 1994. I’VE SINCE ADDED COKER WWW RADIALS ON WHEEL VINTQUES 15X7 STEELIES, BULLET WHEEL CENTERS, SPIDER RINGS, RIBBED TRIM RINGS AND JULIANO’S AIRCRAFT-STYLE SEAT BELTS.

EXTERIOR CONDITION REPAINTED IN CORRECT “FLO-TONE” PAINT SCHEME CODE 277, CLASSIC WHITE AND MOON MIST YELLOW ON A RUST FREE, LASER STRAIGHT BODY. THE BUMPERS ARE ORIGINAL AND SHINE WELL. THE DIECAST GRILLE SHOWS MINOR PITTING, BUT THERE ARE NO BROKEN PIECES. ALL STAINLESS IS FLAWLESS WITH NO DENTS. THE TAILIGHTS HAVE PERFECT OEM LENSES WITH NO CRACKS OR CHIPS AND THE HOUSINGS ARE PERFECT. THE ORIGINAL GREEN TINTED GLASS IS OUTSTANDING WITH NO CHIPS IN THE WINDSHIELD, SIDE OR BACKGLASS. THERE IS MINOR DELAMINATING IN THE WING VENTS. THE HOOD ORNAMENT HAS MINOR PITTING BUT THE TRUNK ORNAMENT IS PRISTINE AND THE LOCK GUARD FUNCTIONS. THE ANTENNA WAS REPLACED WITH A SHORTER VERSION.

CUSTOM MODS THE MERCURY WAS BUILT AS A PERIOD-CORRECT LATE 50’S/EARLY 60’S CUSTOM WITH TWIN DUMMY SPOTS, FULL LENGTH LAKES PIPES, CHROME EXHAUST TIPS AND PINSTRIPES. THE PINSTRIPES ARE AS CRISP AS WHEN PAINTED IN 1994. COLOR-MATCHED FENDER SKIRTS ARE INCLUDED. ALSO INCLUDED IS A CORRECT 1957 CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATE.

WHEELS & TIRES CONDITION LESS THAN 100 MILES ON NEW (LAST YEAR) COKER WWW RADIAL TIRES, P205/75R/15 (FRONT) P215/75R/15 (REAR), ON 15 X 7 WHEEL VINTIQUES (5 ON 5) STEEL RIMS, PAINTED THE ENGINE GREEN. THEY FEATURE RIBBED TRIM RINGS, SPEEDWAY SPIDER RINGS AND BULLET HUB/LUG COVERS AND RED CROWN VALVE CAPS.

DRIVELINE/CONDITION CORRECT MERCURY 312 V-8 4 BBL WITH DUAL EXHAUSTS AND SMITTY GLASSPACKS, AUTOMATIC TRANS WITH PUSH BUTTON CONTROLS. LESS THAN 1000 MILES ON REBUILT ENGINE & TRANS. GOOD BRAKES, SHOCKS & SPRINGS WITH NEW 2” DROPPED FRONT COIL SPRINGS AND 2” BLOCKS IN REAR. RUST FREE FRAME. FEATURES OPTIONAL WINDSHIELD WASHERS AND REBUILT RADIATOR.

INTERIOR/CONDITION FLAWLESS ORIGINAL BENCH SEATS REBUILT AND COVERED IN BLACK & WHITE ROLL & PLEAT VINYL WITH ROLLS THAT CONTINUE ONTO PACKAGE TRAY. JULIANO’S BLACK AIRCRAFT STYLE SEATBELTS. RECOVERED DOOR & SIDE PANELS IN MATCHING BLACK & WHITE VINYL. NEW BLACK CARPET. EXCELLENT PADDED DASH (NEW FOR 1957) WITH ALL WORKING GAUGES & SWITCHES, GOOD KNOBS, WORKING AM RADIO AND PERFECTLY FUNCTIONING PUSH BUTTON SHIFT CONTROLS. GOOD DOOR & WINDOW HANDLES AND WORKING UNIQUE SLIDING DOOR LOCKS. THE ORIGINAL STEERING WHEEL WAS REBUILT IN 1994 AND IT SHOWS WELL, BUT THERE ARE MINOR CRACKS PRESENT. THE ORIGINAL HORN RING WORKS.

MISCELLANEOUS. ACCOMPANYING THE CAR ARE FOUR FACTORY SERVICE BOOKS, OWNER’S MANUAL, DEALER’S BROCHURE, COLOR CHART, MAGAZINES, PHOTOS 50’S ACCESSORIES AND A NICE FRAMED CAR SHOW DISPLAY.

WARRANTY/PURCHASE/SHIPPING THIS CAR IS SOLD AS/WHERE IS WITH NO WRITTEN OR VERBAL WARRANTY. IT WILL NOT BE SOLD TO INELLIGIBLE BIDDERS WITH ZERO OR NEGATIVE FEEDBACK.

NON-REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT OF $500 DUE 24 HRS AFTER CLOSE OF AUCTION. BALANCE DUE IN FULL SEVEN DAYS AFTER CLOSE OF AUCTION. PAYMENT DUE IN CASH OR BANK-TO-BANK WIRE TRANSFER. NO PAYPAL.

PICK-UP AND TRANSPORT IS BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY. WE WILL ASSIST BOTH DOMESTIC AND OVERSEAS BUYERS AND HAVE SHIPPED SEVERAL CLASSIC CARS OVERSEAS.

PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, EMAIL BEFORE BIDDING AS YOUR BID CONSTITUTES A LEGAL CONTRACT. THANK YOU.