Mercury

Real Deal: Meet an original — and rare — ’51 Merc

Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart Sometimes it pays to be left in the dust. Take the Mercury Monterey two-door sedan as an example. In 1951, the Monterey was one of the dustiest new cars on a showroom floor at a time when nearly every other car manufacturer was offering the two-door hardtop...

Ford Motor Co. builds last Mercury

After 69 model years, Mercury’s long history came to an end Jan. 4, 2011, when a Grand Marquis rolled off Ford Motor Co.’s St. Thomas, Ontario, assembly plant at 8 a.m. The Grand Marquis sedan was the last Mercury built and is headed into fleet service. The company’s St. Thomas plant built Grand Marquis...

Car of the Week: 1969 Mercury Montego

When he was a teen-ager on the prowl for his first car, Nick Herzfeldt didn’t expect to wind up with his great-grandfather’s Mercury Montego. And he darn sure didn’t expect to still be driving it, showing it and generally having a ball with it 24 years later.

Car of the Week: 1963 Mercury Meteor

When they take their hobby car out for a drive, there isn’t much of a chance David and Patricia Couling will run across any other black Mercury Meteors cruising around Mobile Ala.. In fact, there isn’t much chance they will spot a Meteor of any color or vintage. “To the best of my knowledge,...