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KULTULZ
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Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-26-2006 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote

Anyone remember ever seeing one?

-REFERRING URL-

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Am Looking For Factory/Aftermarket Speed Parts For The MEL (MERC-EDSEL-LINC-TBIRD) Engine Family (383-410-430-462) Produced From 1958 To 1968

Also Early FORD Special Service Tools

-Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln- Forum-

[This message has been edited by KULTULZ (edited 09-26-2006).]

fastford34
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Posts: 1299
From: penna
Registered: May 2002

posted 09-26-2006 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
yes sir i do. and it was just this summer at 1 of the shows i DIDNT have my camera.
it was parked next to a fine 49 Merc, i was drooling while admiring them!

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keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

fastford34
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From: penna
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posted 09-26-2006 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
try this link for a few sweet FOMOCO products & others when i remembered to take my camera!

http://s82.photobucket.com/albums/j268/fastblue34/

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34 coupe powered by 351 c 4v
keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

Whitson
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Posts: 290
From: Western Canada
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 09-26-2006 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
Wow, what an awesome car!!! I've never seen one of those before. Thank you.

I grew up in a 55 Merc Montclair wagon (with factory air & power windows!) so that Merc is very close to my heart.

KULTULZ
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Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-26-2006 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
This is the problem;

From -INTERNATIONAL MERCURY OWNERS ASSOCIATION-

quote:
'RustyMerc' Sep 22 2006, 01:49 PM

Hey Fellas, Here is something you dont see everyday!! A Guy had this Car for Sale at Back to the 50's in Minneapolis/St. Paul in June and claimed it was an "Original" Car built by Ford Motor Company as a "Limited Edition" back in 1955 or 1956!!

What do you Guy's think? I have done a lot of investigating on this car and I can NOT find any information any where that says Ford Motor Company ever made such a Car!

I even talked to one of the previous owners/Agents who was selling the Car from Santa Barbara, California and He said he thought it was probably a situation where someone put a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria Top on a 1956 Mercury Montclair Bottom!!! What do you guy's think or Know??????


I can also find no documentation of the trim level.

The 56 FORD BODY TYPES lists FAIRLANE 64A (2 DR CRN VIC) and 64B (2 DR CRN VIC SKY).

The 55 MERC BODY TYPES lists MONTCLAIR 64A (2 DR HT CPE) and 64B (2 DR SV HT) (SV being SUN VALLEY having same glass top option as FORD SKYLINER).

The 56 MERC BODY TYPES lists MONTCLAIR 64A (2 DR HT CPE) only, no SV option.

I thought that there being a couple of old geezers here (like myself), that someone might be familiar with this model or whether it is a modification.

It appears the 55/56 FORD had the plexiglass top option (SKYLINER) only with the CROWN OPTION.

The 54 MERC had the SUN VALLEY OPTION (roof) without a tiara moulding. Did the 1955 MERC have a tiara moulding to match the 55 FORD?

Absolutely beautiful car though. It is not trimmed as gaudily as the FORD.

REFERENCE SOURCE- STANDARD CATALOG of FORD 1903-1998 Edited by Ron Kowalke

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Am Looking For Factory/Aftermarket Speed Parts For The MEL (MERC-EDSEL-LINC-TBIRD) Engine Family (383-410-430-462) Produced From 1958 To 1968

Also Early FORD Special Service Tools

-Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln- Forum-

KULTULZ
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Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-27-2006 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
Continuation of IMOA Post;

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KULTULZ Sep 27 2006, 07:56 AM

Below Information From -LOVEfords-

-THIS PAGE- will give you further info regarding Glass Tops.

I also asked for any information from participants at -MUSTANG AND MORE FORUMS- as there are a few knowledgeable people there interested in early FORD-MERC.

I do not have either the early FORD or MERC MPC's but am of the belief that both roof panels (FORD-MERC) are the same (HDTP) and FORD engineering inserted a B Pillar and appropriate mouldings and glass to achieve the CROWN VIC styling.

I wish I could see the Data Plate on this car as it may answer the question.



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Am Looking For Factory/Aftermarket Speed Parts For The MEL (MERC-EDSEL-LINC-TBIRD) Engine Family (383-410-430-462) Produced From 1958 To 1968

Also Early FORD Special Service Tools

-Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln- Forum-

[This message has been edited by KULTULZ (edited 09-27-2006).]

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