Other Mercurys

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Other Mercurys

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Post by XR7-Gry » 27 Nov 2013, 18:18

Here are some pictures of my other Mercurys. First out is my 66 Park Lane convertible. I've had this car for 32 years now, and I am pretty sure this car will stay with me as long as I am around. This car is a DSO84 car and it is also a very early production car. I was told when I bought it that it had been used for taking pictures for internal use, but I have no really proof of that being the case other than the fact that it is A special order car wiht AC and clear glass, which is kind of odd, but I also know that they used to use cars with clear glass fro photos, so who knows.

The car has the regular 410 FE engine with a C6 transmission and 2.80 rear end. It now has just about every option available in 1966. When I bought it it had power windows, cruise, AC, AM/FM radio with studiosonic reverberation, wire wheel covers, door edge guard, dummy RH mirror, power steering and brakes. When I restored the car back in 1996-1998 I added several more items to the list, like cornering lights, tilt steering column, tinted glass, power vent windows, power seat, power antenna, automatic headlight dimmer.The car originally had bench seat, but I replaced the front seat with 6 way power bucket seats and a console a few years ago. In the summer 2013 I added another factory option; power disc brakes.

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60 Park Lane convertible, 66 Park Lane convertible, 67 S-55 convertible, 68 Park Lane Woody convertible, 68 XR7-G Hertz, 69 Eliminator, 78 Grand Marquis coupe.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 27 Nov 2013, 18:42

XR7-Gry wrote:Here are some pictures of my other Mercurys. First out is my 66 Park Lane convertible. I've had this car for 32 years now, and I am pretty sure this car will stay with me as long as I am around. This car is a DSO84 car and it is also a very early production car. I was told when I bought it that it had been used for taking pictures for internal use, but I have no really proof of that being the case other than the fact that it is A special order car wiht AC and clear glass, which is kind of odd, but I also know that they used to use cars with clear glass fro photos, so who knows.

The car has the regular 410 FE engine with a C6 transmission and 2.80 rear end. It now has just about every option available in 1966. When I bought it it had power windows, cruise, AC, AM/FM radio with studiosonic reverberation, wire wheel covers, door edge guard, dummy RH mirror, power steering and brakes. When I restored the car back in 1996-1998 I added several more items to the list, like cornering lights, tilt steering column, tinted glass, power vent windows, power seat, power antenna, automatic headlight dimmer.The car originally had bench seat, but I replaced the front seat with 6 way power bucket seats and a console a few years ago. In the summer 2013 I added another factory option; power disc brakes.

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Gry thats a great looking car. What is a dummy RH mirror? Is it fixed in place or does it not have a mirror in the housing?
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Post by ccarney69 » 27 Nov 2013, 21:55

Very cool car Gry!! I'll bet that baby will scoot down the highway!!
1968 GT-E 427 Standard Nordic Blue/Black Décor, driver
1969 XR7 R Code 4 Speed Yellow/Black Top Black Interior, current project no.1
1969 XR7 Q Code C6 Green/Black Top Dark Ivy Green Interior, current project no. 2
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Post by XR7-Gry » 28 Nov 2013, 02:00

Steven, I just call it a dummy mirror as it is a functional mirror, but it can't be adjusted to be used for the driver. I think they called it the "campanion mirror" back then. It is pretty rare and the last time I saw one for sale on eBay it went for $400. It has a C4MY part number, so I assume they were first made to be used on the 64 Mercury.
60 Park Lane convertible, 66 Park Lane convertible, 67 S-55 convertible, 68 Park Lane Woody convertible, 68 XR7-G Hertz, 69 Eliminator, 78 Grand Marquis coupe.

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Post by XR7-Gry » 28 Nov 2013, 02:11

Here is another Mercury I've had some years now, and that I really need to finish soon. It is a super rare 67 Mercury S-55 convertible, one of only 145 made that year. Very few remains today. It is a cool car, and as with my 66 this one is also super loaded with original options. On the picture the rocker moldings are missing, but I have found a NOS set for it so they will come on. Otherwise the car has about the same option list as my 66 + the 8 track stereo. The wheels are of course not original, but I think that they are perfect for this car. I do have a set of NOS wire wheelcovers and original wheels if I want to go that route one day. I have put a lot of time into this one to make it look as it does today. When I bought it the car had been resting for near 20 years in a cattle field in Texas and I paid $330 for it on. Even that was probably too much.

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60 Park Lane convertible, 66 Park Lane convertible, 67 S-55 convertible, 68 Park Lane Woody convertible, 68 XR7-G Hertz, 69 Eliminator, 78 Grand Marquis coupe.

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Post by XR7-Gry » 28 Nov 2013, 02:25

Another big Mercury is this Grand Marquis coupe with only 4255 original miles. I love these big Mercurys and this is the very last true full size coupe Mercury made.

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60 Park Lane convertible, 66 Park Lane convertible, 67 S-55 convertible, 68 Park Lane Woody convertible, 68 XR7-G Hertz, 69 Eliminator, 78 Grand Marquis coupe.

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Post by Al Bundy » 28 Nov 2013, 06:01

Gry you have a fantastic collection. Do you get to drive all of them very often?
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by 1967 S Code » 28 Nov 2013, 07:21

XR7-Gry wrote:Here is another Mercury I've had some years now, and that I really need to finish soon. It is a super rare 67 Mercury S-55 convertible, one of only 145 made that year. Very few remains today. It is a cool car, and as with my 66 this one is also super loaded with original options. On the picture the rocker moldigns are missing, but I have found a NOS set for it so they will come on. Otherwise the car has baout the same options as my 66 + 8 track stereo. WHeels are of course not origina, but I do have a set of NOS wheelcovers and original wheels if I want to go that route one day. I have put a lot of time into this one to make it look as it does today.

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Beautiful S-55. The 10 spoke wheels look great on it. What is the engine displacement on this one?
Steven
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Post by myhighschoolxr7 » 28 Nov 2013, 23:31

Beautiful cars!

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Post by 9F91H581221 » 29 Nov 2013, 22:58

Wow, awesome Mercs. I love the full size cars. That is a beautiful 67.

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