1956 Mercury Mont Clair
Engine: 312 c.i.d. V-8
Transmission: Mercomatic three-speed auto
Power output: 225 HP
About our 1956 Mercury Mont Clair
This Mercury Montclair was sold new in Canada in 1956 and was stored in a garage the majority of its life. The second owner was an American, who determined after years of use, it was ready to be restored for the next fifty or more years of life. The paint scheme and interior were restored but remained all the original colors, etc. and all the components were returned to authentic and wonderful condition. It still retains the original drive train with all numbers matching. You have to come in and see this car to really appreciate its beauty.
History of the 1956 Mercury Mont Clair
During its time, the stylish new Mercury Montclair had taken much of its looks from the earlier Mercury line of the 50s with the largest visible change being the ‘Z’ styled body side mouldings. The power was now being made by the new ‘Big M’ 312 c.i.d. V-8 with 225 HP pushed through the Mercomatic transmission. A large assortment of options was available including the continental spare tire and power front seat. Further, the Mercury Montclair had A/C for the first time. The 1956 Mercury Montclair Convertible had this particular design for only one year which has made them quite a rarity. The total production of the 1965 Mercury Montclair Convertible was just 7,762.
Five NASCAR Grand National races were won by the 1956 Mercury proving that they were here to challenge all competition from the Big Three.