1960 Mercury Monterey Convertible / 0J35N504465 Chassis Information

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

1960 Mercury Monterey photograph

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Convertible
Chassis #: 0J35N504465
Sold for $24,750 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction.
The Mercury marque came into existence in 1939, conceived by Edsel Ford, to fill the market gap between Ford and Lincoln. During the late 1950s, they battled Oldsmobile to take over supremacy in the mid-price segment. For 1959, the model was all new underneath and the following year Mercury completed the makeover with a completely new skin. In the back were curved vestigial fins giving it a modern and iconic appearance. With a width of 81.5 inches, it was (along with its sibling marque Ford) the widest car of the year.

This particular example is a convertible that has just three owners since new. It is fully original apart from a high-quality repaint and new carpeting. It was ordered from Sachs & Sons, the Lincoln-Mercury dealer in Downey, California, by Karl Kramer, of Beverly Hills. He paid $3,477 for this car, in cash, and drove it just 32,000 miles until he was no longer able to drive. It then sat idle until 1978, when his daughter told a neighbor about it. The neighbor's wife purchased it on first sight. The new owner had the car repainted. In all the years he owned it, he drove it only once, to Santa Monica and back. It sat in his garage until he sold it two decades later.

The car is virtually original, including its green-tinted rear window, which matches the tinted glass. During its life, it has been driven just 34,000 original miles.

The car is fully loaded, including power seats and windows (accounting for just eight percent of production), but has no heater. Under the hood is a 383 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine rated at 280 horsepower and is mated to a three-speed Merc-O-Matic transmission. There is power steering and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. It has a padded dashboard, radio, back-up lights, seat belts, deluxe wheel covers, and tinted glass.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2015

2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$20,000-$40,000 
Sale Price :
$24,750

2018 2
2016 2
2015 1
2014 1
2011 1
2010 1
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$9,613$12,0752
2016$28,875$28,8752
2015$24,750$24,7501
2014$27,500$27,5001
2011$20,900$20,9001
2010$23,000$23,0001
2007$14,904$14,9041

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Mercury Monterey Cruiser
Sold for $7,150
  2018 Mecum : Louisville
 
1960 MERCURY MONTEREY 2 DOOR H/T
Sold for $12,075
  2018 McCormick's Auction # 64
 
1960 MERCURY MONTEREY CVT
Sold for $28,875
  2016 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 60
 
1960 MERCURY MONTEREY CVT
Sold for $28,875
  2016 McCormick's Auction # 60
 
1960 Mercury Monterey Convertible
Chassis#: 0J35N504465
Sold for $24,750
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
1960 Mercury Monterey image  1960 Mercury Monterey image  
1960 MERCURY MONTEREY 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: $27,500.00
Sold for $27,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1960 MERCURY MONTEREY SEDAN
Sold for $20,900
  2011 Auctions America - Auburn Fall Auction
 
1960 MERCURY MONTEREY
Sold for $23,000
  2010 Silver Auction - Hot August Nights
 
1960 Mercury Monterey Two Door Hardtop
Sold for $14,904
  2007 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 Mercury Monterey's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 MERCURY MONTEREY CVTBLE 2015 McCormick's Auction # 59$26,500  
1960 Mercury Monterey 2015 Carlisle Auctions: Lakeland Fall Auction   
1960 Mercury Monterey 2014 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1960 Mercury Monterey 2-Door 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$19,000  
1960 Mercury Monterey Two Door Sedan0T31P5016832010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction   
1960 Mercury Monterey Convertible 2009 Mecum St. Charles Auction$4,000  
1960 Mercury Monterey 2-Door 2008 Mecum St. Charles, IL Auction$18,000  

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