1969 Mercury Montego Fully Restored – Modified Mustangs & Fords

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Mercury Montego

This Blown Mercury Is A Far Cry Grandpa’s Grocery-Getter

The year was Doug Freyta was cruising his of Englewood, a suburb of Colorado for its mullets. While chances are hair was party in the back and on top, his search for a unique to build was nothing to mock. I am a guy, but I was tired of the typical and Fairlanes that everyone said Doug. One day I spotted a Montego for sale.

I went to the to inquire about the car, but wanted $3,000. At the time I that was a lot of money. The journey stock to hard rock is one takes place over 25

But first a little history this rare bird after Montego Bay, is in order.

Introduced in 1968, the Montego was an upscale version of the Comet. It eventually supplanted the model in 1969. That it came in four versions: sedan, two-door hardtop, wagon, and convertible. Doug’s is obviously the two-door hardtop. model had a production run of around and sold for less than dollars in 1969.

Coincidentally, the same price the whose husband had left it to was asking. A friend had advised her was what it was worth. I thought was a lot of money back then for a Montego, although it was a very car, said Doug.

Mercury Montego

As said, patience is a virtue; and had plenty of that. He lay in wait his chops like a hungry ready to pounce, when the Montego became available.

About six months went by and I was down the same street and saw the car was still for sale, said But there was one major difference. The which had already been for a while, had had the rear quarter-panel hit a baseball bat.

We suppose are the kinds of things that do in Westminster, Colorado-just walk the street and smack the crap out of but unfortunately it can happen anywhere.

Doug inquired about the car At this point, the widower wanted to get rid of it. It was just being sitting out in the street (most by guys with mullets).

As a for his patience Doug scored the car for less than the original price. Remember this was 24 ago. The rock group was cool, people wore Blind sunglasses, and the Montego you see you, well, it was just a The car was all stock with lots of old stuff on it, said Doug.

But it was in shape with 63,000 on it.

Of course, one of the first things he did was fix the baseball-bat dent on the rear before applying the first of would be two paintjobs over the quarter of a century that it to complete this classic. He out with a few basic modifications Centerline wheels, a set of headers and a intake.

Other aesthetics come later throughout its span, including polished 17-inch Billet Specialties measure 9-inches in width up and 11-inches rear. These are with Fuzion rubber at all corners. The contact patch of tires is modulated by KYB shocks at all corners as well. When my saw the car originally with the dent gave me a lot of grief for buying an old car, but I had a vision, said

The car’s image was nothing a blower couldn’t fix. So became my new mission.

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