1965 Mercury Park Lane Sedan
Chassis no. 5Z62Z588075
"1965 Mercury...now in the Lincoln Continental tradition," proclaimed the brochure. Mercury decided it was time to use the equity of the classy Lincoln Continental to its advantage after experiencing a few identity crises for a number of years from Atomic Age battiness to barely more than a Ford in all but name. All-new for 1965, the Mercury's resemblance to that year's Continental and the 123-inch wheelbase further distanced itself from lesser Fords.
As the most elegant model in Mercury's portfolio, the Park Lane claimed to offer "outstanding ride, comfort, convenience, and styling." Standard was a 300-horsepower 390 with three-speed manual, but options could run up to a full-honking 427 with 425 horses and bucket seats.
This 1965 Park Lane Breezeway four-door sedan with a reverse slope and retractable backlight is one of 8,335 built that year. While the roofline certainly is unique to contemporary eyes, what really makes this car special is the four-speed transmission. Four-door four-speed cars are unique no matter what brand, but when it's the top Mercury offering, it takes on a whole new meaning. Built on June 10, 1965 and painted Olive Mist with its original Ivy Gold cloth & vinyl bench seat interior, this Park Lane is powered by the numbers matching Z-code 390 with 300 horsepower that runs and drives beautifully. Other options include power steering and brakes, Visibility Group, door edge guards, air conditioning, AM/FM radio with rear speaker, and tinted glass.
Included from the seller are the original bill of sale, service manuals and extended warranty card.