1966 Mercury S-55 Fastback Monterey 7.0L

1966 Mercury Monterey

Make: Mercury
Model: Monterey
Trim: S-55
Year: 1966
Mileage: 12,521
VIN: 6Z49Q547914
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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Description for Mercury Monterey 1966

Rare 1966 Mercury S-55 Fastback project car. Good: Body of the car is complete. Frame is solid. All panels straight. Floors are solid with some minor pitting and pinholes. Normal rust on the bottom of quarters. Surface rust on panels. Interior is complete. Front seats need recovering as well as door panels. Trim pieces all with car. Console is nice. Rear seat in good shape. Bad: Car is a true rolling project. No engine or transmission. Bought this car and two other Mercs 1 390 car and 1 other s-55 to restore. The 390 car is complete with every screw. gromet. pieces and parts. and is available seperately. Body shop where I had them stored went out of business. Can't keep em at home. everything has got to go. Have several 390 and 428 engines in various stages available seperately. Car is very rare. In many years of cruising and car shows have only ever seen one or two. Done. worth upwards of 25-30k. Car comes with a clean State of South Carolina Title signed by original owner Any questuions please call 3304728455 S-55 For 1966. Mercury re-introduced the S-55 as separate model on its own with a 2-door Hardtop and a 2-door Convertible. While the S-55 in its previous years had been an upgraded interior and trim package. the 1966 S-55 was now all about performance. It was based on the Monterey trim level and came with the new for the year Super Marauder 428 V-8 engine that was rated at 345-hp. Dual exhaust for reduced engine back-pressure complete the power package. Ready at hand. a console mounted 4-speed manual transmission or a special Multi-Drive Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission (buyer's choice: optional at extra cost). (NOTE: Information available indicates that all automatic transmissions for the 1966 S-55 were the aluminum cased C6. however early production cars may have come with cast iron Ford "Cruise-O-Matic" or mixed material aluminum bell-housing and tail case with cast iron core Ford "Cruise-O-Matic" automatic transmission rebadged as Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. ) The interior featured bucket seats and a console with floor shifter similar to what you could find in Ford's luxury/performance full-size car. the 7-Litre. Styling accents include unique body side-striping. deluxe wheel covers and the distinctive S-55 emblem on rear quarter panel and 428 V-8 emblem on the front fender sides. The 1966 Mercury featured "Torque Box" construction—frames individually tuned to minimize noise and harshness. Styling was square and clean "in the Lincoln Continental tradition. as the ads put it. Few S-55's were sold. although Mercury generally had a successful big-car year in 1966. The last year for a Mercury S-55 was 1967. now once again as an option package for the Monterey series like it had been in the early years. As in 1966 the only available engine was the 428 Super Marauder. It also featured an engine dress up kit. high performance suspension and a deluxe sound system. Both 2-door Hardtop and 2-door Convertible were available. The 1967 Mercury Monterey S-55 was phased out almost as soon as the model year began. probably because big performance cars were deemed inappropriate for a make with luxury aspirations. Styling was of the new rounded "Coke-bottle" school adopted this year. and somewhat less distinctive than before. though more and more like a Lincoln. The glamor and the S-55 special touches were all there. but the "S-55 Sports Package" offering was a sure sign that the end was near for the Mercury "Special" cars. Year Car Line and Series Name Body Style Body Style Code Price Production Numbers Engine Choices 1966 S-55 2-door Hardtop (Fastback) 63G 3. 92 2. 16 428-CID V-8 (4V)(345HP) 1966 S-55 2-door Convertible 76G 3. 14 669 428(4V) 345 HP