Available now is a rare 1968 Mercury Montego MX convertible. This vehicle is dressed in red featuring a new black convertible top. Body is very straight and looks quite well. Power is generated by a 302ci V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. This car also is fitted with power steering, power brakes, and factory air conditioning. Marti report is available.
For 1968, Mercury introduced the Montego as part of its intermediate Mercury Comet product line, consolidating the Comet .....
Capri and Comet Caliente into a single nameplate; the high-performance Mercury Cyclone became a distinct model line. As the Comet was the Mercury counterpart of the Ford Fairlane, the Montego was introduced alongside the Ford Torino. For 1970, Mercury intermediates adopted the Montego name entirely (as the Comet became the Mercury counterpart of the Ford Maverick).
The first-generation Montego was offered as a four-door sedan, two-door hardtop, four-door station wagon, and two-door convertible. The model line was offered in base and MX trims (replacing the Comet Capri and Comet Caliente, respectively).
For 1970, the Montego underwent a mid-cycle exterior redesign to add a forward-thrusting hood and grille design. The convertible was withdrawn, replaced by a four-door hardtop. For all sedans, a MX Brougham trim was added (with a wood grained MX Villager station wagon), distinguished by concealed headlamps.