1956 Mercury Monterey PHAETON

Condition: Used
Make: Mercury
Model: Monterey
Type: Sedan
Year: 1956
Mileage: 68,000
VIN: 56LA42453M
Engine: Factory 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Description for Mercury Monterey 1956

Up for sale is my 1956 Mercury Monterrey Phaeton. It has:
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Working tube radio (hear Cuban radio station picked up in Pompano Beach, Fl - https://youtu.be/5-MmrrTQULM)
  • Drum brake configuration
  • Manual windows and ventilation system
  • Manual steering
Not original:
  • Radiator - replaced with a 56 Ford Aluminum (than original brass/copper)
  • Tires (less than 200 miles of wear)
  • Newer 1403 Edelbrock 1403 Performer Carburetor (less than 6 months old)
  • Interior
  • Lap (seat) belts added about a year ago
This is a very nicely preserved classic that while imperfect, it extremely appealing. I generally only move the car for private shows and events, where the host is expecting a lineup of finer cars for their clients. The car is never left unattended and is garage stored when not in service.

The car drives remarkably for its age! I easily cruise the interstate at 65-70 mph without any hesitation, other than the expression of peoples faces when you pass them in a 62 year old classic.

Bonus items included:
  • Electrical Schema
  • Original 1956 body parts catalog
  • Original 1956 Chassis parts catalog
  • 3 sets of keys (original + 2 original sets of blanks)
Not included:
  • Cuban License Plate
  • Models
Reason for sale:
I'm making way for a Humvee