Affordable Survivor: 1969 Mercury Montego

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When “1969” and “Mercury” are in the same sentence, our minds often cling to the immediate thought of a Mercury Cougar. But Mercury made other cool cars in 1969 like this Montego Sports Coupe. This Montego is clean and original, but features a puny power plant. To each their own on what engine it should have, but the condition and price on this one are on point at $5,000. Find it here on craigslist out of Portland, Oregon.

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The 250 cubic inch straight 6 isn’t the most inspiring, but it certainly gets the job done. The engine and bay look original, needing a bit of cleaning. The underside of the hood has some rust that should be arrested. The body looks clean and straight and the paint looks nice as well. It is mentioned by the seller that this Montego has minimal body damage and rust.  Over all the car doesn’t look to rough, and looks like it would be a good “swap and cruise” candidate. The interior isn’t too shabby either, well, at least out of what we can see from the craigslist ad.

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Montegos are a semi uncommon car to see out and about, so this one would certainly get some attention at car events. This car has great lines and we rather like the green color. A V8 of your choice would certainly spice up this Montego making it a little more fun to drive, or you could certainly leave it how it has been since it left the factory. Would you pick up this affordable Montego? What would you do with it if you did?

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Comments

  1. Gary

    I’d drop in the Cleveland I have sitting on the engine stand in my garage.

  2. Gary

    Never mind, it’s gone already.

  3. Chebby

    Those pre-smog sixes were surprisingly peppy. My buddy had a beater 1970 Torino and we did lots of burnouts and reverse-into-first slams. It could get up and go.

    • Oingo

      Agreed and calling the big daddy 250 puny?

  4. racer99

    Yup, that was too clean to last long. Nice pick-up for someone with a ton of different ways you could go with it.

  5. Bob S

    Try this link

    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/5750170874.html

    it was still listed at 11:45 EST.
    Bob S

  6. Jack

    The ad doesn’t give a price, just wants to trade for a later model Ford or Chevy truck. Wish I had a truck to trade…

  7. Roadstir

    My 1st car in high school was a white 1969 Mercury Montego (Tego) with a white interior and a white vinyl top. It was loaded with options, had the 351 V8 and got 11 mpg around town.

    Never see these around anymore.

    KC

  8. Henry

    The ad is current and it is$5000 cash or possible trade-its my ad,my car, contact me via e mail through craigslist. thanks.

  9. henry

    contact me if interested in this Mercury,thanks-
    flanoy@Hotmail.com

  10. henry

    I have removed my craigslist because my e mail was having problems-ad but the car is still available,contact me if interested at
    hanford53@msn.com

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