<B>1959 MERCURY  PARK LANE TWO-DOOR HARD TOP</B>

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Lot 73
1959 MERCURY PARK LANE TWO-DOOR HARD TOP

Sold for US$ 44,000 inc. premium
1959 MERCURY PARK LANE TWO-DOOR HARD TOP

Chassis no. L9JC512300
Engine no. J4-93CM

430ci OHV V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
345bhp at 4,400rpm
Merc-O-Matic Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Very original example with just over 45,000 miles from new
*Kept in dry Southwestern climate since new
*Top-of-the-line Park Lane model
*A true piece of rare 1950s automotive Americana



THE MERCURY PARK LANE

Introduced by Mercury in 1958, the Park Lane model was the top-of-the-line, premium model line for the FoMoCo division, a step above the Turnpike Cruiser. It was available in two and four-door hardtop versions along with a convertible and was Mercury's answer to the Buick Roadmaster.

To emphasize the luxury of the Park Lane, for 1959 the chassis was stretched to 128 inches -2 inches longer than other Mercurys – and 1.7 inches longer than the new for '59 Buick Electra 225. The Park Lane was packed with industry-leading amenities and luxurious appointments.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed at the California based Mercury plant, this lavish Park Lane two-door hard top was delivered new to a resident of Redlands, CA, and was sold nearby to its second caretaker in 1986 with 27,000 miles on the clock. He treated it to a re-paint in the stunning original Mauve silver beige metallic exterior color in 1987, while the rest of the car would remain preserved. Taken to Casa Grande, AZ when he moved in 2004, it was sold to a collector from Phoenix, AZ in 2008. The consignors,southern California collectors with a distinctive collection of preservation class cars, acquired the Mercury in 2011.

With the exception of the paint, a correct re-trim of the front seats in the original fabric and replacement of the dash cap, it remains very original. The odometer reads just over 45,000 miles; a figure that is indeed the cars original mileage since new, and the car is reported to run and drive very well. This Mercury expresses true automotive Americana, with wild tailfins and an abundance of chrome both inside and out. The lavish interior offers room for six adults, and is trimmed in Mauve with brocade fabrics. This fully loaded, top-of-the-line Park Lane is offered with an original owners manual and was recently featured in Hemmings Classic Car magazine.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, that this car has a fully known and documented ownership history since now. Please also note that the paint on the car's roof was damaged in transport to Monterey, and will be repaired at no expense to the buyer.
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