Wheels in the grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 8:39 pm, May 23, 2009
On my way to Olean I spotted this 1967 Mercury Monterey sedan parked in the grass on Rt. 16 just south of Machias. A pretty rare find these days. Come to think of it, I don’t remember seeing that many on the road back in 1967, either. Fords, Chevys, Plymouths — they were everywhere. Ford produced 15,177 Monterey four-door sedans for the 1967 model year. Compare that to 130,063 Ford Galaxie 500 four-door sedans made the same year and you can see why you hardly see a ’67 Merc in this rust-prone part of the country some 40 years later. This one, if you’re interested, has a for sale sign on the window.