1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

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1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by alphues » Sun 12. Apr 2009, 23:44

this 1959 mercury parklane is an all original 77,000 mile car. It still has the original paint, interior is still under plastic, and the 430 engine has not been touched. by the way the 1958 Packard in the picture is mine also. :D
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Re: 1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by reijerlincoln » Mon 13. Apr 2009, 09:38

That is an amazing looking original car. Is the trim as nice as it appears to be? You're car is very much en vogue - I believe - as the collector world is moving from over-restored trailer queens to original cars that are being driven.

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Re: 1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by alphues » Mon 13. Apr 2009, 10:13

Is the trim as nice as it appears to be?
Yes no replating I am the second owner. I have owned this merc for 25 years.
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Re: 1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by KULTULZ » Mon 13. Apr 2009, 23:38

BEAUTIFUL MERCURY!

Does the moulding at the base of the C-Pillar have CRUISER imprinted on it? If so, can you show a closeup?

Your roofline was termed CRUISER in 1959 and 1960.

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Re: 1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by Theo » Tue 14. Apr 2009, 00:50

Jim, I edited your post above. By uploading the photo by the board tool (choosing photos from your hard drive rather than linking to an external URL) large photos are automatically sized to a 600 width thumbnail. Once klicked it will enlarge to 800 px.
Your parklane was cut off on the right side as it was bigger than 800 AND as it was externally linked. I copied it stored it on my HD and upload it. Now we can see the whole picture. Impressive car. Congrats
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Re: 1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by Theo » Tue 14. Apr 2009, 03:31

Oups, I just realized that the expanded photo is more than 800 px., in your case 1024, probably the orig. file size. Maybe a board bug. Works fine anyway.
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Re: 1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by alphues » Tue 14. Apr 2009, 19:00

"Does the moulding at the base of the C-Pillar have CRUISER imprinted on it? If so, can you show a closeup?"
here you go KULTULZ ;)

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Re: 1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by alphues » Tue 14. Apr 2009, 19:30

First Theo Thank you for fixing the photo.
now for more pictures of the parklane. In the first one of the dash you will see to the left of the column a very rare option for 59 mercs. It is Seat-o-Matic, known today as memory seat. when you turn off the car the seat automatically moves all the way back & down. when you start up the car again the seat returns to the original place it was set.
Second picture shows accessory litter basket and factory floor mats. note the leg room for the passenger
Third & Fourth show the 430 MEL Engine that has not been touched since new :)

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Post by Theo » Wed 15. Apr 2009, 00:34

WOW, I didn't even know that there was a Seat-o-Matic in existence. What a cool luxury yet practical feature this is.
The basket too.
My daily driver would need s.th. like that too. But it had to be a looooot bigger ;)
Thanx for the interesting photos.
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Re: 1959 mercury parklane 2 dr ht 430

Post by KULTULZ » Wed 15. Apr 2009, 04:57

alphues wrote:
"Does the moulding at the base of the C-Pillar have CRUISER imprinted on it? If so, can you show a closeup?"

here you go KULTULZ ;)
You sir, are a gentleman. Lots of details to learn about these era cars.

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