1955 Mercury Montclair
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1955 Mercury Montclair Full Power Convertible, Concours Restored, Banner Blue!

The Montclair was full sized automobile at the top of the premium line, this example is from that inaugural year, 1955. So named for upper class community of Montclair, New Jersey. The most remarkable thing about the car is the “geewhiz” options that embody the 1950's Era- namely the “Automatic Chassis Lubrication System”, Super-Torque Merc-O-Matic Drive, Dual Spotlights, and the ever important Continental Kit. One of only 30 left known to exist.

It is trimmed out in beautiful Banner Blue, White Convertible Top, and a Blue and White Tapestry weave nylon interior, even an accessory steering wheel! It is also fully loaded with power options such as Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Convertible Top, Power Seats, Radio, Dual Exhaust, and Tinted Glass. Many options we take for granted today, were the stuff of vaunted luxury in 1955.

The 2-door convertible was the rarest and most desirable iteration of the Montclair. This example is powered by the top of the line 292CI 4bbl V8 mated to a 3 speed automatic transmission. Weighing in at 3,900 pounds, the Montclair was capable of a top speed of 105mph.

The current owner has had the car for four years, bought it as a fresh, Concours restoration, completed by the previous owner. That gentleman, from Colorado, owned the car for 25 years. He drove and enjoyed the car and it was in tremendous condition prior to the complete rotisserie restoration. Included with the car is a complete photo album of chronicling the endeavor from tear down to completion.

Principal Use

Private Museum Piece

Conditional Grade

Excellent Plus
90%-96% of showroom condition. Exceptionally nice. May have slight wear on exterior and interior finishes but visible only under close inspection consistent with years of show detailing, climate controlled storage, enclosed transport, and indoor display. Most cars in this class are not driven more than a few miles per year.

Overall Originality

Restored Concours

Vehicle has usually been professionally restored to the current highest standard, using a combination of refurbished original parts, exact reproduction parts, and new old stock (NOS) parts. Attention to replicating factory fit, finishes, and marking details are paid attention to. Bare metal finishes may be mimicked with paints and coatings to prevent corrosion. Paint and body may exceed the quality produced by the factory.

SYA's 5 Keys to Investment Collectability

*Two Owners for the past 30 years
*One of 30 left known to exist
*Concours restored in 2014, in Museum Condition
*Fully Loaded with all power options
*Automatic Chassis Lubrication System
*Banner Blue, White Power Top, Blue and White Nylon Weave Interior

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
292 CI
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Banner Blue Metallic
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1955
Make
Mercury
Model
Montclair
Miles
168
Stock
503

Interior

Interior Color
Blue & Silver
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Center Console
No
Engine Size
292 CI
Transmission Type
Merc-O-Matic
Body Style
Convertible
Principal Use
Private Museum Piece
Conditional Grade
Excellent Plus
Overall Originality
Restored Concours
Current Location
St. John's, Newfoundland

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