One owner from 1966 to 2009
One of only 669 S55 Convertibles produced in 1966
4284V CID V8 Super Marauder 345hp engine (Q code) with fourbarrel carb, 10.5:1 compression and dual exhausts
Threespeed MercOMatic automatic transmission and 2.80 rear end
Jamaican Yellow (code 8) exterior with black interior (code 86) and matching powerfolding top
New tires, new battery and new radiator
Power steering, power brakes, power windows and power locks
Factory AM radio with StereoSonic 8track tape player a rarely ordered option
Documentation includes original owners manual and StereoSonic instruction guide
Classic Mercury and Ford collectors take note; we at MotoeXotica Classic Cars have a Blue Oval product to offer that is seldom seen. Were offering a 1966 Mercury Special55 Qcode Big Block Convertible. Made in Fords Wayne, Michigan factory on March 11, 1966, this example is just one of only 669 S55 droptops made in 1966. It was shipped to the Cincinnati, Ohio region and sold at Colonial Motors in Huntington, West Virginia on July 28, 1966. Car reportedly spent its life in West Virginia until 2009.
TheMercury S55was afullsize car marketed byMercury as a performanceoriented version of its Monterey; it was the largest vehicle of the Mercury S (Special) range introduced in 1962; its Ford equivalent was the Galaxie 500XL.
Finished in Jamaican Yellow (code 8), the cars paint and trim are in overall good condition, with a few blemishes visible upon close inspection. The passenger side wiper arm is inoperable, however all of glass panels are in good overall shape, as are the cars lights. This car rolls on new whitewall tires, size 225/75R15 at all four corners and those tires surround steel wheels covered by factory wheel covers with spinners. The wheels and tires are in overall good condition, too.
The convertibles body panels are solid and straight and the black, powerfolding top is in overall good shape. The trunk is in good order and has a tonneau cover to use when the top is down and a spare tire cover, although there is no spare tire in the trunk. The bumpers are in very good condition, the engine bay is tidy and the battery and radiator are new.
Under the hood is Fords big block Super Marauder 345hp 428 CID V8 (Q code) engine (Mercury's version of the Super Cobra Jet) with fourbarrel carburetor, a 10.5:1 compression ratio and dual exhausts. Buttoned to that engine is a threespeed MercOMatic automatic transmission and a 2.80:1 final drive. Driver convenience features include power steering, power brakes, power windows and power locks.
Inside, the black vinyl interior, (code 86), is in overall good condition with a few minor blemishes noticeable at close range. The bench seats look great, as does the matching carpet. The instrument panel, with its black and silver color scheme, stands out with its jetage image. The factory twospoke steering wheel is present and the cars inner door panels, mirror glass, center console and shift lever are all in good order. Completing the interior is an item considered an audio oddity today, a factory AM radio combined with a StereoSonic 8track tape player.
For the 1966 model year, the S55 made its return as a standalone model (becoming the only S model to make a return). As in 1962, the model lineup consisted solely of twodoor hardtops and convertibles. Again based on the Monterey, the S55 featured a bucketseat interior with a floormounted shifter and a higherperformance powertrain. Styling accents include unique body sidestriping, deluxe wheel covers and the distinctive S55 emblem on rear quarter panel and 428 V8 emblems on the front fender sides.
Documentation includes the original owners manual and StereoSonic instruction guide.
Competition to this Mercury in 1966 included convertibles such as Buicks Electra 225 Custom, Chryslers Newport, Dodges Polara 500, Fords Galaxie 500XL and Oldsmobiles 98.
This car would be great to take a cruise event or a local car show, as odds are against you seeing one just like it. On a summer evening, it could also take the grandkids with you to buy ice cream or you could ask your favorite neighbors or a couple of friends to join you for a ride to no particular destination. This is a rare bird in the world of mid60s fullsize cruisers, so come by to check it out before someone else does.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 98,748 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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Exterior: Jamaican Yellow
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