1960 Mercury Monterey

Could this be one of the nicest ORIGINAL 1960 Mercury Monterey 2-door Hardtops left in existence? With only 15,000 miles on the odometer you know you have something special. Cars like this just don’t turn up very often. Think about it. That’s 15,000 miles in FIFTY-FIVE YEARS!  So, just under 300 miles per year.

What we see here is the original Polynesian Beige factory paint (code N). Those wheel covers are original factory too.

1960 Mercury Monterey 2-door sedan- side view
side view

It was built in Wayne, MI and purchased new in Pennsylvania where it remained with the original owner. It was only ever used for fair weather driving – this was continued when it was inherited by the original owner’s nephew. 

The original Mercury sales literature proudly told us, “You’ll be glad you bought a Mercury every time you look at it”. It actually used the same body shell as the 1959 Monterey. Apart from the windshield and roof you would be hard-pushed to see the similarities.

The distinctive rear of the 1960 Monterey
distinctive rear

The Monterey was fitted with tan vinyl and beige fabric. Everything here is factory original: seats, carpet, headlining and dash.

1960 Mercury Monterey Interior
original factory interior

Not surprisingly with such lower mileage, the car is still fitted with its original 312 V8 with 2-barrel carburetor giving 2-5 horsepower. This is pair up with a 3-speed manual transmission.

1960 Mercury 312 V8
original 312 V8

The 1960 Monterey was 81.5″ wide, 219.2″ long with a wheelbase of 126″.

Cars in its class included: Buick LeSabre, Dodge Polara, Oldsmobile 88 and Pontiac Catalina.

There were 21,557 Monterey two-door Sedans made for the 1960 model year with a base price of $2,631.

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