1957 MERCURY MONTEREY 2 DOOR SEDAN - 178635Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #2089 1957 MERCURY MONTEREY 2 DOOR SEDANhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178635/178635_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #2089 - For 1957, the famous racing shop of Bill Stroppe in California was hired by Mercury to race and homologate the '57 Mercury. The result was a modified 368 motor known as the M335. This M335 is undocumented. The engine featured twin 4 barrel Holley carburetors, solid lifters and performance cam producing 335hp. This early muscle car is easily identified by the special M335 rocker covers and coffee-can air cleaner under the hood. The homologation rules from NASCAR in 1957 required 100 cars. The homologated run of cars had their production number stamped on the intake manifold, and this one displays #33. Stroppe's shop pulled cars from the Mercury Los Angeles plant to do their conversion. Meant for business, all the cars were post sedan with 3-speed column shift and most options deleted. This car had heater and radio installed.
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