A regular feature here on The Daily Driver Project is the “Street Spot.” We love seeing vintage cars as daily drivers, out on the streets where they belong. When we see a vintage car worth sharing, we’ll post it as a Street Spot. Sometimes it will be a beauty, sometimes it will be a beater, but then again – even the beater cars are beautiful to us!

While rollin’ around La Verne I found this fantastic Mercury Monterey. This was one clean driver, looking good in its whitewalls.

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  1. Tre Deuce

    Love those 55’/56′ Merc’s. Always lusted for a 56′ Monterey. i did spend a lot of time as a kid in my dad’s new 57′ Monterey, which was the prettiest car in the small town we lived near.

    I liked all the Merc’s but the 49’s and 50’s, which were very popular with a lot of guys. I preferred the 51′ coupe and bought one from a preacher after the engine expired. Black with a 3-speed /OD on the column. Added a few speed parts after the performance engine rebuild, 3-Deuces, and it would bark the tires in 1st and 2nd gears.

    Today, I own a very low mileage(66k) 1966 Mercury Comet Caliente convertible with a 390″. All original except for the Tri-Power, cam, valve covers, Disc brakes, and American Torq-Thrust mags.

    Thanks for the post, Wes.

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