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In the Garage: 1940 Mercury Club Coupe

A 1940 Mercury Club Coupe owned by Joseph

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1940 Mercury Club Coupe owned by Joseph Papalia

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING As Americans began to emerge from the Great Depression in the late 1930s, they had more money to spend and there were new cars to buy. There was also a gap in the Ford product line between the basic models and the near-luxury Lincoln-Zephyr, which the company filled with the new Mercury in the 1939...

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In the Garage: 1951 Mercury coupe

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1951 Mercury coupe

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1951 Mercury coupe owned by Arthur French WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Perhaps no other cars evoke memories of hot rodding, teen rebellion and Doo Wop music more than the early '50s Mercurys. "It was a teenager's dream car in the fifties," says French, whose hefty black coupe is rare among the breed because it hasn't been radically customized.

"It's a mild...

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In the Garage: 1956 Mercury Montclair

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1956 Mercury Montclair

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1956 Mercury Montclair convertible owned by Joseph P. Nolan WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Among collectors of mid-fifties convertibles, the massive, bull-nosed Mercurys were once overshadowed by cars like the "Tri-Five" (1955-56-57) Chevrolets. But those days are over, and enthusiasts are now gravitating to these powerful cruisers. At the same time, the hobby has placed...

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