Other Mercurys

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XR7-Gry
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Post by XR7-Gry » 30 Nov 2013, 17:03

Al Bundy wrote:Gry you have a fantastic collection. Do you get to drive all of them very often?
Drive them??? Nooo. Do you also ask someone who collect stamps if he ever use them? :think: Kidding aside, I am more into restoring the cars than driving them. I used to drive my cars a lot more when I was younger, but for a number of reasons I don't drive much anymore. Back when I was a musician and just had bought my home I only had the touring bus and the 66 Mercury, so then it was driven all year around. After I restored it I have only used it for summer day driving and also drove it to a lot of car shows for a few years. Unfortunately the gas here in Norway is right now $9 for a gallon and that for sure puts a limit to how much use they get. Also the classic car driving season is relatively short here due to the fact that Oslo is at the same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska.

Steven, the S-55 option package includes a 428 Super Marauder engine, bucket seats and console and Heavy Duty Suspension.
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 » 30 Nov 2013, 17:35

I wasn't quite done with the presentation. I also have two cars that are waiting to be restored. Some of you have probably noticed the 60 Park lane convertible sitting under lots of dust and car parts in my garage. I started restoring that car about 10 years ago, but every time I think that now is the time to get it done something else comes up. My plan is to start working on it as soon as the XR7-G is finished. I have already done most of the body work, but it needs to be taken totally apart and get a nice paint job. I have been saving NOS parts for this car for 15 years, so this will be a very nice car when done. Also it will be fully loaded with AC, power everything, continental kit (self made) and dual spot lights. I am planning to paint it either gun metal grey or lilac metallic and the interior will be two tone silver.
BTW, the car behind the 60 is in fact my 67 S-55 before I started the restoration :)

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And there is one more. This is a very rare 56 Mercury Custom convertible. I bought this last year and I have not made any firm plans for it yet. Maybe all original outside and modern engine and suspension. Time will show. If someone knows about parts for this car I would love to hear about it.

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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 » 30 Nov 2013, 18:17

I didn't figure you would drive them on a regular basis, but half the fun in owning them is driving them once in awhile. You mentioned that you were a musician. Are there any jobs that you held where you gained experience in restoring cars?
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 XR7-Gry » 30 Nov 2013, 19:26

Al Bundy wrote:I didn't figure you would drive them on a regular basis, but half the fun in owning them is driving them once in awhile. You mentioned that you were a musician. Are there any jobs that you held where you gained experience in restoring cars?
I totally agree that it is fun to drive them. Hopefully I will get time to drive my cars more in the future than I have done in the last few years.

And for your other question, no, I have never worked on cars as a profession. I do have an auto engineering education, but when I finished school I jumped out in the music business and just toured for many years and when I retired from that my knowledge was kind of outdated so I never got to use it.

BTW, if you want to hear something where I am playing the keyboards you can check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXvKbrCAubE :shifty:
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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 cougar2 » 30 Nov 2013, 19:28

Gry, every one of these cars are beautiful! I can see the 60 Park lane convertible in the color your planning on, very nice. My first car was a 68 Mercury Meteor, love the ride.

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Post by XR7-Gry » 05 Jul 2016, 02:17

Time to make a little update here as the 56 Mercury is gone. I just lost interest in the project as I realized that I really like the cars from the 60's better. Also the ridiculously expensive parts for the car helped me make the decision that selling to someone else might be a wise move.
Not to mention that I found this 68 Park Lane for sale in California, and this is a car I really wanted for a long time. Original 428 and loaded with option, built as a "Dealer Demonstrator for Pap's Lincoln Mercury in Sunnyvale, CA" according to the Marti report, so I guess they gave it some special treatment at the factory.

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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 » 05 Jul 2016, 05:21

XR7-Gry wrote: Not to mention that I found this 68 Park Lane for sale in California, and this is a car I really wanted for a long time. Original 428 and loaded with option, built as a "Dealer Demonstrator for Pap's Lincoln Mercury in Sunnyvale, CA" according to the Marti report, so I guess they gave it some special treatment at the factory.

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That is a sweet ride. I can really see the styling ques of the Lincoln Continental in the Park Lane. Very nice. :thumbup:

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Post by cougar2 » 05 Jul 2016, 13:32

Very nice and unique, with the wood grain down the sides. My first car was a 68 Mercury Meteor, great car!

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