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1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible

1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible

Image Courtesy of Deerpark Winery & Museum

Original Base Price $2,390.00
No. Produced 10,668
Body Maker Mercury
No. Doors 2
Passengers
Model Number 76B
Weight 3,620lbs
Wheelbase 119 inches
Length 206.3 inches
Width 76.4 inches
Height 63.1 inches
Front Tread 58 inches
Rear Tread 59 inches
Type V8 Valve-in-head
Displacement 291.3 cu. in.
Cylinders 8
Bore & Stroke 3 3/4 & 3 19/64 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 8.5 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt Not applicable
Brake Horsepower 198@4400
Rated Horsepower 45
Torque 286@2500
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Mechanical
Block Material Cast Iron
Engine Numbers Starting 55ME10001M
Engine No. Location On left front door hinge post below upper hinge opening.
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Downdraft 4-barrel
Make
Type Helical
Drive Rear wheel drive
No. Of Gears 3
Gear Ratios
1st 2.49
2nd 1.49
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.15
Single plate dry disc
Clutch Size 10.3 inches
Semifloating
Hypoid
Differential Ratio 3.73
Front Independent coil springs
Rear Longitudinal leaf spring
Worm & roller
Service 4 wheel hydraulic drum
Front Size 11 inches
Rear Size 11 inches
Emergency Rear service brakes
Size 11 inches
Exhaust System
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 6
Cooling System Centrifugal pump with thermostat
Radiator Fin and tube
Fuel Type Premium
Mileage
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 7.1 x 15
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 18 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 3.5 Pints
Cooling System 19 Quarts
Rear Differential 3.5 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
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VIN Description
VIN Location On the left front door hinge post.
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Additional Information
Serial Nos.: 55WA10001M to 55WA97613M, 55ME10001M to 55ME87345M, 55LA10001M to 55LA48892M, 55SL10001M to 55SL13753M

1955 Mercury Sales ManualDetroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
www.detroit.lib.mi.us/nahc/index.htm
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
8186 Center St. Suite F P.O. Box 4119
La Mesa CA 91944-4119
(619) 464-0301
www.hcfi.org
Motor Age January 1955Horseless Carriage Foundation
Motor Age July 1955Detroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
Paint Type Enamel
Colors Tuxedo Black
Biltmore Blue
Gulfstream Blue Metallic
Kingston Gray
Rockdale Gray Metallic
Springdale Green
Canyon Cordovan Metallic
Lime
Tropic Blue
Yukon Yellow
Arbor Green
Alaska White
Glen Lake Blue Metallic
Sea Isle Green Metallic
Carmen Red
Persimmon
Sun Glaze
Forester Green Metallic & Springdale Green
Springdale Green & Forester Green Metallic
Alaska White & Sea Isle Green Metallic
Sea Isle Green Metallic & Alaska White
Alaska White & Forester Green Metallic
Forester Green Metallic & Alaska White
Alaska White & Springdale Green
Tuxedo Black & Carmen Red
Standard/Optional Equipment
Mercomatic automatic transmissionOpt
Power steeringOpt
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