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Engine
V-8
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Transmission
Auto
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VIN
57LA29661M

Description

290 HP, 368 cid Overhead Valve V-8 Engine, Push-Button Automatic Transmission Chassis No. 57LA29661M From the initial launch of Mercury in 1939, many critics claimed it was little more than a glorified, slightly larger Ford. That comparison was thrown out the window when the totally new 1957's were introduced with what was touted “Dream Car Design”. Montclair was considered the mid-level t...

290 HP, 368 cid Overhead Valve V-8 Engine, Push-Button Automatic Transmission Chassis No. 57LA29661M From the initial launch of Mercury in 1939, many critics claimed it was little more than a glorified, slightly larger Ford. That comparison was thrown out the window when the totally new 1957's were introduced with what was touted “Dream Car Design”. Montclair was considered the mid-level trim this year sandwiched between Monterey and the new Turnpike Cruisers. In that series the top-seller was the Two Door hardtop with 30,111 being produced. This handsome example is powered by the same engine as the Turnpike Cruiser and is loaded with extras. Under the hood one will find power steering and brakes, the latter being the GM developed Treadle-Vac system, plus original windshield washer operated in unison with the wipers. On the exterior this car has the new four-headlight system touted as Quadra-Beam, an extra-cost option this year. Mounted in the rear bumper pods are the large safety reflectors and on the front fender, a swept back radio antenna. Interior appointments include push-button shifting for the transmission, also an original radio plus heater-defroster and tinted glass. A rather attractive car, this Mercury shows only the slightest patina of use and it is possible that the 25,200 miles showing on the odometer may be from new. Nothing was more futuristic than Mercury for the 1957 model year, and today 55 years later it is still an icon of American design and engineering.

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