YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, October 23, 2013
Maybe we’ll spend the rest of the week in Texas, where we spotted a car you rarely see anymore unless you’re watching an old movie or television show: the 1961 Mercury Monterey. The full-sized Mercs seemed to have lost their way after 1957 or so — for the most part they were nothing more than weirded-up Fords (and yes, “weirded-up” is an actual word, found on pg. 47 of the YAK Style Book). I was surprised the nameplate lasted as long as it did. This blue four-door hardtop was photographed at the C.T.C. Auto Ranch outside of Ft. Worth last spring. If you’re interested, here’s a link to the ’61 Mercury brochure.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know