1957 MERCURY MONTEREY HIGHWAY PATROL CAR RE-CREATION - 81774 Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #405.2 1957 MERCURY MONTEREY HIGHWAY PATROL CAR RE-CREATION https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81774/81774_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #405.2

1957 MERCURY MONTEREY HIGHWAY PATROL CAR RE-CREATION

Auction Scottsdale 2010
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 405.2
Year 1957
Make MERCURY
Model MONTEREY
Style HIGHWAY PATROL CAR RE-CREATION
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 57LA34812M
Exterior Color WHITE/BLACK
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 5.0 LITER
Transmission 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #405.2 - This Mercury Monterey has been painstakingly restored to accurately re-create a 1957 California Highway Patrol cruiser. The quality of the work done and the attention to detail are truly amazing. The complete restoration was carried out by a former California Highway Patrol officer who went coast to coast finding parts and put in untold hours of research to make this Monterey look as authentic as possible. Everything is here, vintage spot lights, dual whip antennas, rear porch lights, a working siren, period correct radar unit, authentic graphics, a Smith Warner 120mph Police Special speedometer, vintage CA Exempt plate, even a vintage Motorola radio unit. The effect is arresting, pardon the pun, and looks like it came off the screen of Broderick Crawford's hit TV show "Highway Patrol". Included with the car is a notebook full of information, research, color restoration pictures, restoration data and copies of articles about these cars when they were actually in use. This is a very unique, usable and fun collector car.
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