1956 Mercury Montclair Lead SledHistoryThe Mercury Montclair was a fullsize automobile produced by theMercury Division of the Ford Motor Company from 1955 to 1957 the MELDivision of Ford Motor Company 1958 to 1959 and by the Lincoln Mercury Divisionof the Ford Motor Company from 1964 to 1968. Its appearance followed theconcept show car in 1954 called the Mercury XM800.The vehicle name was introduced in 1955 and applied to Mercuryspremium automobile line. Ford historians are at a loss as to where the nameoriginated; the consensus is that its taken from the upper class community of Montclair NewJersey. For 1955 and 1956 Montclairs featuredMercurys best appointments extra chrome trim and different twotone paintcombinations to set them apart from other Mercury products. 1956 was the yearthat Ford introduced its Lifeguard safety program and the Mercury Montclaircame standard with a deepdish steering wheel to help protect the driver fromthe steering column safety door locks a breakaway rear view mirror andoptional seat belts and padded dashboards. The dash was redesigned with a newthreetier instrument panel.VIN 56ME86953MThis Mercury lead sled is One Bad Cat Mechanics312ci EngineFordOMatic Automatic Transmission Stock Type Open Rear End with 3.01 Gear RatioPowder Coated Intake4bbl Carter CarbPower Drum BrakesPower SteeringExhaust ManifoldsGlass Pack MufflersChrome Air Cleaner and Valve CoversRadiator is in Great ShapeChrome PulleysNew Battery Lowering BlocksReplaced Shocks Front and Rear New Fuel FilterBushings are in Good ShapeNew Gas TankBodyBeautiful Black and Red PaintProfessional Custom Pin StripingGorgeous Chrome BumpersTop Half of a 1957 Desoto BumperFaux Dual Spotlights Louvered HoodDoors Fit and Operate ProperlyDoor Lips and Jambs are Clean and SolidBeautiful Stainless Trim Fender SkirtsSolid and Straight QuartersFrenched AntennaBlue Dot Tail LightsCustom Paint on the Spare Tire Cover Can be Removed Upon RequestContinental KitUndercarriage is Clean and Nicely PaintedSolid Floorboards and FrameRockers are Solid and Straight Dodge Lancer HubcapsBiasPly Wide White's 4 Ply 7.8x15 InteriorCustom InteriorWhite Upholstery with Red PipingBench SeatColumn Shift8 Ball Shift KnobWhite Dash with Custom Pin StripingBlack Dash Pad is in Great ShapeBeautiful White Steering WheelAftermarket Gauges Under the DashBack Seat with Fold Down Arm RestBeautiful HeadlinerInterior Trim is in Great ShapeCustom Finished Upholstered and Carpeted TrunkHorn WorksDon't Miss OutCall Tom 7 Days a Week at 2489749513Vanguard MotorSales started 25 years ago as a part time hobby. Within the last decade we havebecome the Motor City's ultimate classic car muscle andstreet rod dealership both locally and internationally. Vanguard Motor Salesis an experienced seller with integrity and our 100 positive feedback on eBaysupports that Click the eBay Feedback button on the home page of ourwebsite or the number next to our name on eBay vanguardmotorsales and youwill be able to read all of the positive feedback we've received over the last 10years Our inventory isalways stored indoors We have a brand new stateoftheart 30000 squarefoot facility that is open to the public. We would love for you to stop by andsee us We are located 20 minutes away from Detroit MetroAirport and would behappy to pick you up and drop you off if you fly in. New cars arrive daily andour inventory is always changing.Vanguard MotorSales owns all of our inventory we are not a consignment dealership. You aredealing directly with the owner of the vehicle not a middle man. Every car wepurchase is of the utmost quality. Our mission is to exceed your expectations If you areinterested in this car or any of our other 125 cars don't wait for theauction to end on eBay. Call us immediately You may lose out if you wait Remember ourshowroom is open to the public. When a walkin customer puts a deposit on a carwe reserve the right to close the eBay listing before the auction ends. If youthink this car is The One we can end the auction by adding a But It Now tothe auction for the reserve price. If an auction ends and the bids do not meetthe reserve price we will continue to relist it until it sells. Do nothesitate to contact Tom 7 days a weekWe take over 100 photographsof the car as well as a high definition video so you know exactly what toexpect. We encourage you to hire an independent inspector to check out the carprior to purchase or bidding. We have a hoist available for views of theundercarriage and our mechanics are available to speak with if you have anyquestions. Vanguard MotorSales has sold classic and muscle cars to customers in the United States CanadaAustralia the United Kingdom GermanySweden France Norway the UAE and many othercountries. We are experts in over seas shipping and handle all of the details.The shipping companies we work with are insured so your vehicle will be safeand secure during transport. We ship all o
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