While loads of people really geek for the 1964-1972 era muscle cars that really defined the era, I am more enamored with the 1964 and down stuff going down into the late 1950s. There were some really gnarly cars built back then but they were out shone by the newer and more brashly marketed stuff that followed. This 1964 Mercury Park Lane convertible is the absolute perfect mashup of both eras. You get the cool styling of the big Mercury and then you get the wallop of 616hp from a SOHC Ford engine that’s hooked to a four speed manual transmission. This car has to be some kind of brutal to wind up, dump the clutch, and row through the gears while frying the tires. Doing with the top down so the red guts are exposed would make the whole experience even better. All you need to do is meet the $112,000 asking price or at least come close. Not exactly chump change!
The car wears Mickey Thompson tires on all four corners, is slathered end to end in black paint, and also has matching black steel rolling stock. All of the great looking factory chrome and stainless is present and accounted for and it has the stock stance which puts it at the higher riding end of the spectrum but that can be tweaked. The huge SOHC 427 engine looks right at home in the nose of the car and as we previously mentioned, the red interior is the perfect compliment for all of the menace that the car exudes from the outside.
I’m normally not a big convertible guy but this one really spins my crank. I’m guessing that a few of you out there will dig this thing too. Anyone know where there’s some buried treasure we can dig up to fund this purchase?
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