Highly original and exceptionally unique, this 1968 Mercury Monterey is an impressive cruiser. With its ultra-desirable color, survivor style, and smooth riding feeling, this is an impressive package for the affordable price.
The color that's catching your eye is Tahitian Rose. This was a single-year Mercury-exclusive color, and since we have a reproduction window sticker showing it's factory-correct, this one has an instant rarity and distinction. The finish appears largely original, .....
including age and touch-ups that happen in 55 years. But it's this well-respected preservation/presentation that's part of a feeling seen throughout the whole car. The story that we're told on this one is that this sedan had a long-term first owner, and only two others after that. This means it has seen decades of care where it makes us tend to believe (but not proven/deciphered ) that details like the interior, engine, and mileage could also be original. And we especially like the total care seen in this car with the clean trim that shows off the nice profile, a well-fitting black vinyl top, intricate factory wheel covers, and shining form-fitting chrome bumpers.
The detailed interior remains quite clean and complete. And all the extra styling touches instantly reminded you of Mercury's upscale market placement. Two wide benches of nicely pleaded seats offer plenty of room for 1960s-style luxury. And everything from the door panels to heater controls looks quite well-kept. The thin dual-spoke factory steering wheel gives you a clear view of the bright gauge panel. And it all makes you feel like the king of the road.
Under the hood is the correct 390 cubic-inch V8 motor. It has an honest style to go with this car's theme, and the way it fires up and runs so smoothly continues the well-respected total impression. The same big V8 would make a few legendary Mustangs, so it can still move this big sedan around with authority. But you don't want this for a muscle car. Having a Monterey is about reconnecting with a time when dad let you borrow his car for a big date, or you snuck it out so you and all your friends could have the ultimate Friday night in one car. If you're too young for that, here's the perfect machine to make memories like this. That's because this is an ideal cruiser with an automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and a smooth suspension that will keep you floating down the road.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, original warranty card, first temp tag, and reproduction window sticker. This is a terrific survivor for living out memories or making a few new ones. Call today!!!