1963 Mercury Monterey Custom.

November 23, 2014

13 comments
1963 Mercury Monterey Custom
1963 Mercury Monterey Custom
1963 Mercury Monterey Custom

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Breezeway

Jim said...

Ooh, my first view of the new template. Very nice.

michael said...

I can still see Arnold Palmer chip a golf ball through the retracted rear window in the advertisements.

Dad/Mark said...

Such a cool car. I'd really like to have one.

Tony S said...

Oh YEAH the reverse slanted "Breezeway" roll down rear window. Such a great idea.

captaingizmo54 said...

That window was wonderful on a nice Spring evening. I owned a '59 Lincoln Premier that had
one. My date and I loved the airy feeling it provided especially when the side windows were
rolled down as well. Every time I see one, I relive those wonderful evenings so long ago.

RoadmasterMike said...

Now THIS is a car! Five roll down windows and a big block V-8 beat bluetooth and nav in my book.

BTW I could love this posting for the pot-metal dealer licence frame alone. Even the accessories were more substantial back then.

nlpnt said...

This is what the Harry Potter Anglia, last seen at the start of 7th grade, looked like by senior year.

Richard said...

Do you ever notice/remember TV shows showing the outside of the supposedly family's house with the car in front of it. It would be a regular shot/view all through the season. Well the third picture fits perfectly into that category. Well perhaps if it was some 60s or 70s show

Anonymous said...

I think the Packard Predictor show car of 1956 introduced the retractable, slanted rear window.

Outside of the Ford Motor Company the Breezeway window didn't start any styling trend in Detroit. They were offered on the 1957 Turnpike Cruiser, the 58-60 Continentals, and the 63-66 Mercurys. The increasing popularity of air conditioning spelled the end of the Breezeway window after 1966.

I do think the Breezeway successfully distinguished Mercury from its Ford brethren; I personally like the 65-66 models best.

clifton.ra said...

These were viewed as 'old people' transportation.
I don't believe Mercury ever out sold Ford. They were more expensive.

GM sales was clobbering Ford and Chrysler during this time. The independents were even worse off.
The Mustang would save Ford.
The fastback roofline was becoming the trend. Ford had the Galaxie '63 1/2 introduced as half year model.

This was the era of "win on Sunday, sell on Monday." The fastback was for stock car long tracks.

Justin said...

Amazing lighting in these shots. The patina on the Monterey isn't half bad either.

Saskplanner said...

My mother never let my father put it down more than a few inches. She was scared we'd crawl out or get sucked out.