West Coast Classics are happy to present a great daily driving and original survivor example from one family since new of this 1959 Mercury Monterey 2 Door Hardtop with it's original and upgraded factory 'N' code 383/280HP 2 BBL V8 engine with reportedly some 53K original miles and matched to it's original 'Mercomatic' automatic transmission and boasting whats believed to be it's all original factory 'Satellite Blue over Glacier White' (codes 08-27) color paint and matching all original Blue interior and to be sold with original window sticker, dealer invoice and Protecto-plate and factory options including:
Merc O Matic transmission $225.50 280HP Marauder Enginer $26.10 Power Steering $107.50 Power Brakes $43.75 Heater & Defroster $91.40 Push Button Radio $87.00 Padded Instrument Panel $21.50 Electric Clock $17.20 Foam Rubber Cushions Font & Rear $21.50 White sidewall tires $41.00 Lower back panel reflector $12.90 Tinted glass $43.70 Windshield washer $14.05 Back up lights $9.80 Courtesy light group $10.80 Wheel covers $19.40 Monterey optional trim $37.30 Two tone paint $17.20
This car has been in one single family ownership since the assembly line at Metuchen Ford in Edison NJ. After WW2, the grandfather of the previous owner from who we have acquired the car worked on the assembly line. His father (his great grandfather) wanted a new car and this one was identified on the line to be his. One of the workers wrote "Marty's Car" on the firewall during the process. It supposedly went through the paint shop twice to get a second coat of paint as a favor. His great grandfather had the car until his death, then his grandfather had it until his death (2001). The grandson then took possession, replaced some brake parts and fluids, and drove it out to California and we aquired the car from him.
The car should be considered in 'driver quality' condition. The car has it's original factory color paint which is in exceptional condition for it's age despite obviously some imperfections and flaws due to it's age! The interior is also all original and should also be considered now to be of above average quality considering it's originality. The car has it's original 383/280HP V8 engine and Merc O Matic automatic transmission and it drives very well. The front and rear brake shoes have been replaced and are all in good shape and the car stops nicely. Front and rear shocks were replaced by previous owner. Rear differential has been topped off. Trunk is clean with no rust with original mat, spare wheel and jack. Both the body and the undercarriage show no evidence of any previous rust or accidents.
This is a wonderful all original driving one family owned survivor from 1959 with original selling docs and recently acquired from long term family ownership. It reportedly boasts 53K original miles and although it will require some TLC and attention it remains a very rare good daily driving all original survivor classic. Issues requring immediate attention include the reverse gearing which is slow to engage and the muffler which is blowing. Please note that the windshield also has a crack in it. Otherwise the car drives very well, stops on a dime and always starts and the compression is good.
We recently acquired the car as it is and have priced it accordingly.