Beautiful 1973 Mercury Montego MX Brougham 4dr. Original Survivor
This total original unmolested former elderly owned survivor is truly super clean... Totally rot free... 46,000 original pampered garage kept miles...351 Cleveland 5.8 litre V8...2-brl...Power front disc brakes, power windows, power seat, power door locks, A/C blows, needs freeon... Working AM radio...Power Windows go up and down fast and with ease. Floats down the road... Runs beautifully.. I've made minimal mechanical upgrades and have all receipts...the car looks as though it was barely rained on...Im told that some years ago a rock kicked up from a truck and put a small dent in the grill and then another rock hit the windshield, thus replacing the windshield with a new one...this Montego was surely a pampered Princess...I had planned on installing a Pertronix kit but will leave that up to the new owner. The car runs great but a Pertronix would smooth it out a bit more...needs a tailpipe and bracket, power DOOR locks stick and work sometimes-probably need lubrication...a/c blows but needs coolant freeon...tiny perforation 'puncture' smaller than pencil eraser head in drivers seat-leather intact...red trunk emblem crest has some age wear.
NEWER BRAKES ALL AROUND (prior to my purchase)
REAR MAIN SEAL
SHOCKS ARE EXCELLENT
NEW OIL AND FILTER
NEW TRANSMISSION OIL AND FILTER
NEW VALVE COVER GASKETS
NEW WATER PUMP
NEW BRAKE HOSE
NEW THERMOSTAT and GASKET
NEW PCV VALVE
NEW INTERSTATE BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Beautiful original leather interior... Beautiful original front and rear floor mats...NOTE: THIS MONTEGO DOES INDEED HAVE FRONT AND REAR FACTORY SEAT BELTS (I tucked them into the seat crevice for pics to show complete seat condition)...Beautiful original ivy bronze metallic paint has the usual road specks along the lower portions and around headlights etc along with some minor paint abrasions here and there... My wife and I have driven this car with care on a daily basis as our local daily driver and it never failed us and runs strong ... Alot of beautiful original car for the dollar... No cracks on the dash or package shelf,...carpet, door panels, dash, headliner, leather seats vinyl top are in beautiful original condition...a shampooing of the vinyl top will make it look even nicer than it does now...All original trim, stainless, chrome and weatherstrip are also in excellent original condition,...original spare tire and jack are intact and were removed only for the trunk pic...beautiful original truck and trunk liner...truck liner has small intact tear...trunk looks as though it never hauled cargo...Interior still retains it's original showroom factory fragrance,....the original undercarriage is solid and rot-free and could stand a steam washing to bring out the original painted undercarriage parts. Undercarriage has just old built-up road surface dirt...solid from stem to stern... Has it's original 'Doenges Brothers-Tulsa' chrome dealership emblem on the trunk lid...Engine bay is clean and all original and could also use a light surface cleaning. This is an ideal Sunday driver, everyday driver or one for the shows... An excellent original example and indeed, they are only original once... This beauty now resides in sunny Southern California...I would like someone who appreciates original cars to own this beauty and keep it original...On a daily basis, the conversations and attention this car gets everywhere I go is amazing,...some think the car is restored...but old school car guys like myself recognize it as an 'original'...some say 'its look like a 5 year old car and some say it looks almost showroom...but reality dictates: by NO means is this car LIKE NEW...but it is an impressive, striking and beautifully well-kept original by all means...I personally agree that it looks like a car that is 5 or so years old rather than over 40 years old!...truly, this car looks as good in person standing next to it as it does in the pics...no secrets...Ive collected a good number of ORIGINAL cars over the years and feel that my basic grading below is fair, accurate and will give a realistic person who may be interested, a realistic view of the car...#10 being mint of course.
The original muffler is still intact...one pump of the gas pedal to the floor and she turns over and once warmed up, runs strong and smooth...an affordable original classic that will only appreciate with time...Asking $6700 or best reasonable offer... Glendale, (Los Angeles county) California...818-957-8626... Anytime till 9pm PST...I have available a professional, reasonable and very reliable shipper who will deliver this Montego anywhere in the Mainland USA, enclosed or open.
REAR CHROME BUMPER-straight,solid, lots of shine and an easy #9 1/2-almost a 10
FRONT CHROME BUMPER-straight, solid with minimal small scrapes-vinyl impact strip excellent-#9-91/2