This is an absolutely fantastic example of a 1960 Mercury Monterey 2-door Cruiser Hardtop. With only 59,500 miles on the odometer that are believed to be original, this is a car that has traveled an average of less than 1,000 miles per year over the last SIXTY YEARS!
It is clearly a treasured vehicle that has spent most of its life garaged and out of bad weather.
Mostly original, this Monterey is in one of the most striking and desirable colors that year, Aztec Turquoise.
The original Mercury sales literature proudly told us, “You’ll be glad you bought a Mercury every time you look at it”. It actually used the same body shell as the 1959 Monterey. Apart from the windshield and roof you would be hard-pushed to see the similarities.
This Monterey is fitted with a medium and light turquoise crush grain & vinyl interior. Everything here is factory original: seats, carpet, headlining and dash. Even the turquoise carpet is original.
Not surprisingly with such lower mileage, the car is still fitted with its original 383 V8 with 2-barrel carburetor giving 280 horsepower. This is pair up with a Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. This was a $256 option over the standard 312 V8 with 3-speed manual transmission.
The 1960 Monterey was 81.5″ wide, 219.2″ long with a wheelbase of 126″.
Cars in its class included: Buick LeSabre, Dodge Polara, Oldsmobile 88 and Pontiac Catalina.
There were 15,790 Monterey two-door Cruiser Hardtops made for the 1960 model year with a base price of $2,781.
This ’60 Mercury Monterey is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)