1965 Mercury PARK LANE Convertible 90% Frame-Off Restoration Project NO RESERVE!

1965 Mercury Monterey Super Marauder

Make: Mercury
Model: Monterey
SubModel: Super Marauder
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1965
Mileage: 65,380
VIN: 5W65Z541322
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Hampton Bays, New York, United States
Extras
Power steering, Power Brakes
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Description for Mercury Monterey 1965

A NO RESERVE – 5 DAY SALE ! Bid to Win!! 1965 MERCURY PARK LANE Convertible“Z-Code” Sport MUSCLE CAR / Frame Off Restoration Project 1965 Mercury Park Lane Convertible. Only 3. 08 of the Park Lane were built. all given the Marauder Super 390 V8; rated at 300 HP & 427 lbs. ft. of torque! A Low Production SPORT Convertible / Few survivors remain! This Low Mileage Survivor was an extremely straight & solid example. It was a long term storage. one owner & barn find type of project. This car is in the final process of completing a “frame-off” restoration. It was decided to bring this car up to a reliable daily driver & weekend show quality vehicle. No expense has been spared in this full “frame-off” restoration. Frame off & upgraded drivetrain work including Ford Dealer OEM Crate Motor 390/4V; all expensive work done! MECHANICAL WORK & HISTORY: You can see by photos. all pans are solid. car overall was extremely original. solid & straight. There was no evidence of wreck or damage. but frame had typical coating & rust flaking for area due to age & road usage. We wanted full mechanical rebuild so that car would run & drive like new. SEE PHOTO UNDERNEATH! Here is a run down of conditions & what has been done to date: FRAME: It was decided to upgrade to an all newly done OEM Park Lane Convertible replacement frame. which was located & transported from the dry desert areas of Arizona. (receipts included) Frame was fully coated chassis black prior to install. Car was stripped & prepped & mounted onto the new. rust free frame; using high end poly mounts & bolts. All work done by professional restoration mechanic. Frame cost. shipping & parts alone cost over $5K. Labor estimates added thousands more in costs. Doors fit exact. shut solid & tight. To complete process. car was finished off with full underside using the black chassis rustproof paint coatings. ENGINE/TRANS: Drivetrain was removed. bay prepped with new mounts. etc. nbsp;an OEM local purchased NEW CRATE ENGINE. 390/4V. correct Super Ford 300HP 390/4V engine and a Ford C6 AT Transmission were fitted into the car. You can see by photos it has also been set up with a new ultra cooling aluminum performance radiator. all new hoses. etc. BRAKES: Car was in process of full change over to disc brakes. The rear assemblies have already been converted over to disc and work great. The front brakes are still drum. and can rebuilt. still used as such or easily converted to disc which will fit into the new racing wheels. Rear discs are vented & drilled; with parking brake set up. (new large bearing Ford assemblies. with part costs over $600-) Fronts are easy conversion & ebay available Mustang disc kits. available for a few hundred dollars. or Cougar or other Ford/Merc disc assemblies used. Car does run & brake for moving & trailer transport. Do plan on completing brake system. FUEL SYSTEM: Gas tank was removed for cleaning. It is easily remounted with car now set up for small fuel supply & temporary transport. Gas line should be blown clean or replaced as was planned. Car presently runs & drives for transport. BODY: Overall as you can see. car is extremely straight & solid. There is minor wheel well & edge work. some small dents & imperfections easily fixed prior to paint. You will be hard pressed to find another one as overall straight and solid as this example. The car was modified to fit the larger 17”racing wheels… which now fit the well openings much better and look great on the car!WHEELS: American Racing wheels. impressive 17” x 9” wide. have been fitted into the car; BF Goodrich Comp T/A ZR tires. CONVERTIBLE TOP: Newer Black Vinyl Convertible top & assembly. all work well. INTERIOR: You can again see by photos. overall a well kept low mileage car. Original pedals. minimal wear. Excellent floors pans. will need new 80/20 loop carpet set; under $200. Excellent dash & pads!! No pitting. shiny chrome. excellent door panels . etc. Front seat will need a recover if you desire to keep bench. I was planning on going to OEM bucket seats; which car is set up for. Full sized Ford & Merc bucket seats easily found for this vintage. GLASS & TRIMS: Chrome & trims shiny. as per photos. Bumpers solid. shiny rear driver. front was going to rechrome exhange; all included with the car. You can also see by photos excellent glass in car. VIN DECODE: 5W65Z541322 = 1965 Park Lane Convertible with Z-Code V8: Marauder Super 390/4V DATA PLATE INFO: Body 76F= Merc ury Full Sized / Color M = Polar White / Trim 46: Black Vinyl / Date 16B-15: Feb 16. 1965 / Dist Code 15: NY / Axle 1: 3:00 / Trans 4: Mercury Multi-Drive (Ford Cruise-O-Matic) / Plant W: Wayne MI / Engine Code Z: Marauder SUPER V8 390/4V NOTES & VALUATIONS: This is a great FRAME-OFF Restoration Project in which all the expensive and hard work has already been completed! It has been estimated that over the last 3+ years. over $12. 00. 00 in parts. rebuilds & labors have already gone into this rare “Muscle Car” vintage survivor. As these models are getting harder to find. a solid starter car alone (not rusty junk) will run at least $10K. These cars are a great investment. being a low production & rare model survivor. The 1965 Park Lane Convertible books at an “Average Sale Price” of approximately $26. 00. 00. Please see the Hagerty Pricing Guide link for this model: http://www. hagerty. com/price-guide/1965-Mercury-Parklane We anticipate final value of the finished full frame off restoration for this rare convertible Park Lane model to be $35. 00++ The majority of expensive frame & drive train work has been done! I have anticipated about $8K+/- to complete the car…. depending upon your own labor investments. The photos of this car were taken several months ago. prior to winter & car being back in the heated garage. As such. one full photo of car with “horns” on the hood was taken as joke by a friend after he placed them there. Only horns actually included are those that honk! J This Park Lane Convertible was a striking factory Polar White. It has had a single repaint of Yellow Mist. It is a rare FACTORY equipped Black Vinyl interior car…. so this classic car can now be painted any color you choose! This is a solid and rare survivor and great deal for someone that can finish out the “frame-off” completed restoration. TERMS OF SALE: Paypal deposit due immediately upon end of auction. Balance paid to seller in full within 5 days. Seller reserves right not to complete sale. to resell or relist vehicle for buyer failure to complete purchase per terms of sale. This is not yet a #1 show car. it is being sold below market as a solid & rare restoration vehicle in its present as-is condition. Please ask questions before bidding. Please do have funds in hand or contact seller for any delay or other purchase options. as this is a final estate type sale per terms of listing. Buyer is responsible for cost of all transport of vehicle from NY zip code 11946. THANK YOU & Good Luck Bidding!!