1966 Mercury S-55 428/345HP V8 Convertible Project

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Type: Used
Year: 1966
Make: Mercury
Model: S-55 428/345HP V8 Convertible Project
Body: Convertible
Engine Size: 428/345HP V8
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 0
VIN: 6W46Q523656
Stock: 523656
Ext Color: Red
Int Color: Black

West Coast Classics present a mostly all original surviving example of this very rare and limited H.O.R. production 1966 Mercury S-55 2 Door Convertible it's original factory specifications and desirable factory options including; C6 Dual Range 3 Speed Automatic Transmission, 2.80:1 ratio axle, Heater & Defroster, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power convertible top, Tinted Glass, Dual Exhaust, & distinct and unique S55 sport options of Bucket seats, front console, full carpeting, electric clock, bright exterior trim, deluxe wheel covers & WW tires and it's original 'Q' code 428 c.i. 345 bhp 4BBL V8 'Super Marauder" engine! 1 of only 669 of these legendary S-55 convertible models built in 1966!

The sporty S-55 was an extremely low production top-of-the-line and limited two year only full size model for Mercury with only 669 built in 1966 & 145 in 1967 and this particular example is a very rare DSO 84 "Home Office Reserve" built car. This means that the order originated in the Dearborn Ford Motor Company corporate headquarters.  These cars were either for executives as their personal company car or went into the executive motor pool. The cars were usually offered to the dealers as "program cars"!

This particular example actually drives very well and it was in the process of being prepared for a full cosmetic restoration, before the previous owner had unforeseen issues, and the car will now therefore need restoring cosmetically after having been neglected for several years as it needs a repaint, a new top and some of the all original interior needs work. There is no rust in all the typical rust-prone areas and no signs of any major accidents. All the power windows work as does the power soft top frame.

Mercury's revived big full size performance car of 1966 returned after a two year absence and featured 'Torque Box' construction, i.e. frames individually tuned to minimize noise and harshness. A standard big block Ford 'Q' code 428 engine was matched to a heavy duty chassis with a sporty bucket seats interior. A rare and very desirable high performance rag top car with few such remaining.

This is a rare opportunity to own a great driving example in need or restoring of a very low production 1966 Mercury S-55 428 'Q' code Convertible

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