If you grew up in the 70’s like I did you can probably relate to experience of driving around in a big station wagon, the 8 track player rolling endlessly or your favorite top 40 station on the airwaves while you fought with your sisters in the backseat. It was a time when the youth culture was expressing their freedom and at the same time confusing their elders in a clash of the generations. What better way to express yourself than a statement bumper sticker on your car, which brings us to this very original 1971 Mercury Monterey- original right down to the bumper and window stickers. Found on Craigslist near San Jose, California with an asking price of $8,500 this wagon is sure to make a statement.
With just over 50,000 miles this big Merc is described as being mechanically perfect with only quirky gas gauge described. Well optioned, the wagon has as a 400ci 2 Bbl engine with single exhaust, a 3 speed automatic transmission, and a “non-posi” highway geared differential, a power window in a 3-way “Magic” rear tailgate, power steering, power front disc brakes, luggage rack, a factory original A/M-F/M stereo radio, and an aftermarket, NOS, “period correct”, stereo 8-track player.
Many years of covered indoor storage in Oregon has helped keep the mileage low and the condition excellent. My initial look at the pictures had me thinking this was a very light blue car but it is in fact white and has had one respray. The front seats were also reupholstered. The rest of the interior looks to be in good presentable condition.
Described as a turnkey car that’s very nice but not perfect is this something you’d want to make a statement in?