Cars at a bank drive-up window don’t generally catch my attention, but this one rather screamed at me. What a color. And check out that band of body color just above the rear window; never really noticed that before. Yes, this 1956 Mercury has been the recipient of some love and attention, as well as a few custom touches, like the lakes pipes.
This ’56 Monterey Phaeton Hardtop Sedan was Mercury’s mid-range offering, and sported a 312 CID version of the Y-block, with 225 hp for the version that came with the automatic transmission. A 235 hp version was also available. Jim Cavananaugh’s detailed CC of the “Big M” ’56 Mercury is here.