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Featured Car

 

1956 Mercury Montclair
by Larry D'Argis

If you know anything about '50s Ford products, you'll know the 1956 Mercury was one seriously desirable car. The Merc had it all, style, class and performance. Powered by a new 312 cu. in. V8 developing 225 horsepower, it was a real mover. A rare car today the mid-fifties Mercurys are a welcome sight in clubs and shows far and wide. We're very fortunate to have several of these beauties in our club and all are special in their own right, but this Tuxedo Black and Classic White example is about as popular as the Oreo cookie.

Owned by Albert and Betty Lannoo our Club President and Treasurer respectively, it's low-slung stance and eye-popping presence will surely leave you weak in the knees. A full restoration from end to end it began in the late 1980's as a tribute to the first '56 Mercury they owned in the early '60s. Albert managed to hunt down and purchase three 1956 Mercury hardtops and proceeded to strip them down and evaluate which pieces were useable and restorable. The body from one, fenders from another, chrome trim and accessories from the other, it was a long four-year period.

While it was a mix and match ordeal it's impossible to ignore with the finished product. The body is flawless and under the hood we find a ton of chrome on the Safety-Surge 312 V8 as well as an Offenhauser aluminum intake manifold sporting three carbs, Rodworks dual tube headers, and a Pertronix ignition upgrade.

Add to this a near full-load including, power brakes, power steering, power windows, power seat, tinted glass, deluxe radio, fender skirts, lake pipes, and Lancer wheelcovers for a true mild-custom look. I think you'll agree... Black is beautiful!

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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