Your Projects: Does a Big Mercury Equal Big Fun?

By Colin Wood
Sep 8, 2020 | Mercury, Monterey, Your Projects

Forum user Gunchsta might have acquired peak land barge, a 1965 Mercury Monterey Breezeway.

Just how long is this Mercury? Try 18 feet.

According to the previous owner, the car had spent some time sitting, having only driven 500 miles in the last 11 years. Naturally, Gunchsta did the only sensible thing: change the oil, fill it up with gas and take it on a road trip.

Since picking up the big Mercury, Gunchsta has made a number of improvements such as a newer carburetor, fresh brake lines and a lower stance.

To read about this American land yacht, and not miss out on the potential hilarity to ensue, head over on the Builds and Project Cars forum.

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Gunchsta HalfDork
9/8/20 12:36 p.m.


P3PPY GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/8/20 1:02 p.m.

A friend of mine had one of these in highschool. I LOVED lowering the back window. One icy winter day he slowly exited a traffic circle over a curb and hit a kid -- the guy popped up onto the hood, rode it till it stopped and then jumped off, bookbag in one hand and pulling up his sagging pants with the other hand as he ran away - permanent image imprinted on that one

914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/8/20 1:58 p.m.

"Does a big Merc = big fun?"


You know, it really could!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
9/8/20 2:00 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

I'll never not enjoy big American cars going sideways in the dirt—bonus points if it's being used as a rally car.

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