The 70s was a dark time in the American automotive industry; the large American machines were soon to be axed off their production lines for smaller, efficient motoring; this was all due to the impending oil crisis. With smaller efficient imports taking control of the market, the 1970 Mercury Monterey Convertible we have today perfectly represents the last living giants.
Full-sized American motors from the 70s were indeed "full" in size; it is quite the task walking around this 1970 Mercury Monterey Convertible, but once you do, the iconic blue exterior and iconic styling make for most of your time spent gazing at the car and truly relishing every drive behind the wheel. The exterior is in great shape, and a white convertible top is in place for that picture-perfect shot as you drive by. Serving as shoes is a set of chrome Cragar-styled wheels. The blue exterior is fittingly matched with a blue interior on this 1970 Mercury Monterey Convertible; step-in and bench seats bring comfort and match the low-down smooth drive feel this car hopes to bring to the table. Once you are in and comfy, the interior showcases all its original features, giving you a better road feel is the original blue steering wheel; looking around, you will find interior trim that's factory and proudly showcases its history through just the right amount of patina.
With fuel-sipping motors taking control of the roadways during the 70s, big old American V8s slowly started seeing their way out of production floors. Pop open the hood of this 1970 Mercury Monterey Convertible, and you will find a ginormous 429ci (7.0L) V8 powertrain. Look closely, and you will find Edelbrock valve covers, air filter housing for added aesthetics, and an Edelbrock carburetor ensuring optimal power delivery. The big old V8 motor is the only powertrain fit to take on the arduous task of ferrying this giant American machine and its passengers in comfort and luxury. The current owner reports that the car has rear disc brakes to ensure better stopping power. While it might not be a performance machine, this car's slow and smooth performance is channeled to its rear wheels through an automatic transmission.
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