1963 Mercury Monterey – $6500


Where do I begin? Driving a 1963 Mercury Monterey is indescribable. A very nice “driver” car, it “floats”. It’s an extremely solid car that gets attention. And the chrome really makes it shine! This model is unique with the breezeway power back window.

Overall, the panels are very straight. The front and rear passenger could use some adjustment to tighten the gaps. The paint is in fair condition with a few chips, cracking and scratches. The rear driver’s side has some soft spots on the bottom. With a fresh paint job, this car would look like new.

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The interior is very nice and totally original condition. The seats have the original plastic protection installed by the first owner. All the chrome and stainless inside is in excellent condition with no pitting. The dash face and gauges are clear and read correctly. All of the interior lights work. The floor mats look like new. The trunk is clean and has the spare and jack.

The motor is numbers matching. The motor sounds great. This Monterey runs excellent! You can take it anywhere. The undercarriage is very solid and has the original factory rust proofing.

The VIN number is 54B T 14 20F 1 4
54B = 4-Door Sedan
T = Honey Beige – Champagne (Color)
14 = Med. Beige and Pearl (Trim)
20F = June 20th (Date Completed)
1= 3.00:1 (Axle)
4 = Automatic Multi-Drive (Transmission)

Original list price before options was $3075
39,542 were produced

As with any 40-year-old car, a few things need attention:

  • There are 3 bulbs in the dash that need replacement, the left blinker, right side of speedometer and fuel gauge.
  • There is a small exhaust leak at the manifold.
  • The front windshield has some scratches from the wipers.
  • The front visors need to have the piping stitched.
  • The clock does not work.
  • There is a small power steering fluid leak.
  • Exterior needs to be repainted.

Keywords that describe this 1963 Mercury Monterey:

  1. 390ci 250hp V8
  2. Power “Breezeway” Rear Window
  3. Good body gaps and lines
  4. Excellent Chrome and Stainless Trim
  5. Excellent running and driving car
  6. 64K original miles
  7. Four owners

The Market: I’ve attended the Barrett-Jackson, Mecum, and Carlisle Auto Auctions. I also visit all the classic car websites daily and feel based on the results, the market has dropped slightly but the detailed classic cars are still selling quickly and bringing good money. In my opinion now is the time to buy because like everything else, things are going to go back up. Classic cars make great investments and are really fun to own. The 1963 Monterey you are about to see is a great car for a great price!

Conclusion: This 1963 Mercury Monterey is a really nice classic car! This Car is Priced Very Competitive Which Makes It a Great Value!!!! Just think about yourself driving down the road with the tunes on. Keep in mind my cars do not last so buy it before someone else does. Please call me at 612-619-2252 or email me with any questions. An inspection can be arranged by appointment only.