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1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible
Vin Number:  55SL122810M

Exterior Color:  Red & White Top

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198bhp, 292 cu. in., overhead valve V8 engine, Merc-O-Matic three-speed automatic, coil spring independent front suspension, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with live rear axle, power assisted four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119"

There was a new top series for Mercury in 1955, and what a sweetheart it was. The new Montclair was distinguished by the bright metal trim, which created a “saddle” effect; it carried a two-tone accent color when ordered and was quick to be copied.

Art Astor’s 1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible was produced at the Mercury Division’s St. Louis assembly plant in July 1955. Showing just over 41,000 miles believed to be from new, this convertible has been treated to a complete nut-and-bolt restoration. This outstanding example is quite unique in its appointments and the exceptional quality of the workmanship can only be appreciated by a personal inspection. Finished in Carmen Red with the Alaska White saddle, its colorful red and white seats in their original materials and fancy stitched pattern are inviting and quite comfortable.

Concealed under a red tonneau cover, the white convertible top sets off this show-stopper, which has many visible and hidden extras. Accessories include a self-regulating clock, windshield washers, push-button AM radio, and plenty of power equipment including steering, brakes, radio antenna, hydraulic operated top and a very rare power lubricator that automatically feeds lubricant to nine different points in the front suspension every time the car is started up. In addition to these features are deluxe full wheel covers and very rare bumper-mounted driving lights.

The fit and feel of this car is way above the standard seen as it came down the assembly line with nothing overlooked. Under the hood, the Y-block V8, which at the time was the largest engine to be fitted in a Mercury, is fully detailed to near-perfection. One of the prettiest convertibles from the 1950s, this 1955 Montclair will be a major focal point to any collection.


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