Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Classic & Collectible Mercury Cars of the 1960s

The 1960s Classic Mercury Cars Channel covers popular antique Mercurys from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of 1960s classic Mercury cars.

Featured
1967-1973 Mercury Cougar

The 1967-1973 Mercury Cougar was one of the most loved performance cars of the ponycar age. The styling work began in February 1963, but the new car's major elements weren't in place until late 1964. See pictures and learn about this classic.


1960-1963 Mercury Comet

The 1960-1963 Mercury Comet was Ford's first compact car. The Comet was quite stylish for the time. It featured vinyl bolsters and nylon-based cloth inserts on the seats. Follow the evolution of the innovative Mercury Comet from beginning to end. See more »

1963-1968 Mercury Breezeway

From 1963-68 many Mercury models had Breezeways which were retractable rear windows. This feature provided a new level of interior comfort as well as distinctive styling. Find facts and photos about these practical novel cars in this article. See more »

1959-1960 Mercury Park Lane

The 1959-1960 Mercury Park Lane was the largest of the big Mercury cars and is also still one of the rarest. The platform was still unique to Mercury, but all-new, with husky styling, more massive proportions, and huge compound-curve windshields. See more »

1962 Mercury Monterey Custom S-55

Not a sales success the 1962 Mercury Monterey Custom S-55 was the first of the early-60's big bucket seat Mercury cars. Learn about this muscle car and discover the positives, negatives, production facts, specifications, engine types and more. See more »

1963-1964 Mercury S-55 & Marauder

While the 1963-1964 Mercury S-55 & Marauder have lots of room and great performance they use a lot of gas and are hard to find parts for. Discover more about the positives, negatives, production facts, specifications, engine types and more. See more »

1966 Mercury S-55

With its clean looks and relative rarity the 1966 Mercury S-55 is a great collectible car. Learn about this high performance muscle car from the 1960s and discover more about the positives, negatives, production facts, specifications and engine type. See more »

1967 Mercury Monterey S-55

Because so few of them were made, the 1967 Mercury Monterey S-55 is an excellent investment for collectors. Learn more about this big performance car and discover the positives, negatives, production facts, specifications, engine types and more. See more »

1969-1970 Mercury Cougar

The 1969-1970 Mercury Cougar was the last of the true ponycar Cougars. Learn more about the history of this high performance Mercury muscle car and discover the positives, negatives, production facts, specifications, engine types and more. See more »