Alas, sales of full-sized cars still plummeted to about 70,000 units, but this was the same general sales malaise in mid-priced large cars seen across the board and was not the fault of the cars themselves. The engine uses a separate aluminum timing chain cover, which differentiates it from the later engines that use an integrated timing cover. Will need new headliner, door panels, and dash pad. I've seen a few 221's over the years but all were in 62 Fairlanes and my Meteor. Approximately 7,850,000 full-size Fords and Mercurys were sold over 1969—78; this makes it the second best selling Ford after the.
The 1954 Montereys also received other alterations, such as new, lower taillights. Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is proud to offer this sharp 1964 Mercury Comet. Along with the redesign, the model designations were changed. It was available in two lower-priced trim packages called the Custom and with Medalist as the most basic model. In line with federal regulations, front seatbelt warning buzzers were introduced. The only Mercury nameplate to be in continuous production throughout the 1960s , the Monterey was slotted above the Medalist, Custom, and Meteor; later, it was slotted below the Turnpike Cruiser, Montclair, Park Lane, and Marquis. I thought that was the coolest!! It was a new car then, a taxi and the driver put the window down for us.
Not sure what became of it since then. Monterey became the entry-level full-size Mercury again for 1964, with the return of the Montclair and Park Lane. Mercury lineup started with the exclusive 390 2-barrel. Hi all, a couple of weeks ago there was a discussion about breezeaway rear windows and Canadian Meteors. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. French version: Citroen Ami 6 British version: Ford anglia the swinging 60's???? For 1973, the full-size Mercury line underwent an exterior redesign, adapting to the introduction of federally mandated. I remembered seeing an ad last year about a 1964 two door sedan, here it is.
The sharing of body shells just made financial sense, as Ford had shouldered enough losses with Edsel and could stomach no more. During its production, the Monterey would be offered in multiple body styles, ranging from coupes, sedans, hardtops, and station wagons. Monterey became a separate series and Mercury's top model line, a convertible and four-door sedan were included in the new series lineup. The Breezeway window was now only available on pillared sedans, with all two door hardtops being fastbacks. More rounded in styling than the previous generation, the Monterey and Monterey Custom were distinguished from the Marquis by their lack of hidden headlights, differing from Fords in grille and taillamp styling. In another revision, Mercury station wagons were no longer a separate model range, with the Mercury Commuter renamed the Monterey station wagon. Then in descending order of trim levels were the Caliente, 404 and 202, replacing the previous Custom and base models.
The valves are in-line and use straight six-bolt valve covers. For 2004, the Monterey nameplate was revived, becoming the counterpart of the minivan; it was produced through the 2007 model year. Its basic lines were shared with the new Falcon, but the front grille used styling similar to that of the Lincoln Continental. The same year, the Grand Marquis was introduced as a sub-model, becoming a distinct model range in 1983. Clearly, the compacts and all-new mid-sized Meteor were selling less well than just the compact Comets had in 1962.
The design was soon bored to 260 cu in 4. In 1971, the Mercury full-size model range underwent a exterior restyling. I also had a 64 Rangoon Red convertible with red interior when I was 19. The Mercury-exclusive 410 cu in 6. Therefore there is no unique trim or parts other than the Meteor script. The odometer is only showing 67,478 miles. All three block variants from this point on featured the straight wall method of construction, three freeze plugs and an engine mount hole pitch distance of seven inches.
The cars were distinguished from the Fords enough so that virtually nobody outside of Dearborn realized the cars were now based upon Ford bodyshells. Deriving its name from , the Mercury Monterey served as the replacement for the Mercury Eight, the debut model line of the Mercury division. Horsepower net: Torque net: Horsepower gross: 186. Looks like all the trim is also there: If you could get your hands on these tidbits. The 1961 Mercury Monterey was therefore introduced based upon the Ford body shell, shrinking six inches in wheelbase from the year before. A new frame design allowed a lower floor which made the car look lower and longer.
Engine offerings for 1973—74 included the 351 Windsor two-barrel standard on base Montereys and the 400 Cleveland two-barrel standard on Monterey Custom and optional on base models. The top-of-the-line station wagon continued to be known as the Villager. . Following the expansion of the Marquis to a full model range, the Monterey was the base-trim model range, offered as a two-door hardtop, two-door convertible, four-door sedan, four-door hardtop. For the first time, an automatic transmission was standard, along with power steering and power brakes.