1967 Mercury S55 Convertible - 1 OF 1! Known History!
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1967 Mercury S55 Convertible offered with a reserve
Only 145 of these cars were made in 1967. This is car is 1 of 1 in this color and option combination.
This Excepional example has had a recent cosmetic restoration including new paint and top. With a known history from new. and having traveled through only a few owners. the provenance and documentation accompanying the car make it a rare find. The car runs and drives without fault and is ready for the show or tour circuit. This is the perfect Gentleman's Muscle Car with handling and ride one finds in a larger chassis. but with the punch necessary to be a real threat off the line!
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The Mercury S-55 is an automobile manufactured by Mercury. a division of the Ford Motor Company. Mercury added the S-55. a full-size performance / luxury vehicle to its S or "Special" line in 1962. The S-55 was first available from 1962 to 19631/2. The S-55 was not available from mid-1963 to 1965. The S-55 was re-introduced in 1966 as its own model. In 1967 while still maintaining a unique model and body code it was now available as a packaged option i. e. S-55 Performance Package. 1967 marked the end of the big "S" model.
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 was 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. Our Ebay Policies:
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