Salesman's Hot Rod? 1968 Mercury Montego MX Four Door with 390 and 4-Speed

For those not old enough to remember, and for those who forget, it seemed that no one except salesmen and some realtors drove four-door, US domestic non-luxury cars back in the day. As recently as the late 70s, the best-selling car in the US was the Olds Cutlass, most of which were two-door sedans. The big families stepped up to wagons and vans, leaving the four-door for work and (oddly) retirement duty. Given all this, four-doors historically had a bit of a stigma and, more recently, they haven't ridden the wave of increased collector prices. That makes really nice four doors oddities and, as such, we love 'em. Today's feature is a 1968 Mercury Montego MX with bid block (390) power and a four-on-the-floor!


Periodically, we see swapped four doors for sale; but the seller here has a Marti report documenting original equipment. Further, this car looks perfect in dark red/maroon with black vinyl top and those original GT wheels. Its four-door nature retains sleeper quality, but we imagine the 390 with headers gives things away a bit.

Depressed four-door prices made them bargain used cars for smart families back in the day and that holds true for enthusiasts today. This won't be a great collector investment, but it should be reasonably to purchase, it won't likely lose value and it will likely provide a lot of fun (with the option of a couple kid seats in the back). This is also cheaper to buy and maintain than another of our favorite four doors, the Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3...

Just note that this one may need diff work:

"Runs great car has 325 trac loc factory I believe it's broken noisy .”"

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Westfield, MA, USA
$6,550 with 21 bids, reserve not met and one day to go


With the engine off, this is a sleeper, although closer inspection reveals it wears the best 15-inch tire one can buy today, the Pirelli P6000 (see pic in ad).


Exposed exhaust gives things away a bit.


Front end, of course, matches the two-door Montego (and isn't too different from a Torino), which was a handsome car.


Grandma's car styling is perfectly clean and, yet again, we like the dual exhaust.  Was it that exposed when stock?


Here's a money shot with the four-speed.  Note the bench seat - this car technically seats six adults!


Very rare in a four door is a tachometer!


The engine has a bit of dress-up, but some of these had chrome bits when stock. Supposedly, it was rebuilt about 6000 miles ago.  Power steering is present, but no AC.

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“Car is in very nice condition never had rust or any repairs. Car was repainted years ago . This is a one of one production car . Comes with Martin report original motor and trans motor was rebuilt approx 6000 miles ago I believe the top was replaced also car came from calf . Runs great car has 325 trac loc factory I believe it's broken noisy .”

this is 1968 Mercury montego 390 Mx 4 speed manual transmission  4 door  power steering   ,Power brake,  posi traction ,4 barrel carb

Car has hooker headers and dual exhaust. Car runs great   I just don't drive it enough.   Car has 15 inch Ford gt wheels with Mercury man center caps very rare. This is a documented one of one production car with Martin report.   Do not waist my time with money orders or scams. cash and u pick it up it's that simple car will not leave until paid in full threw paypal or cash no checks at all. All shipping is up to buyer . Car must be picked up within 1 week of sale . 

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