Save Your Tears: 1968 Mercury Monterey

One of my siblings (who shall remain nameless) sent me a video the other day of a guy named The Weeknd (sic) who was singing a song for the Grammys or some awards show. The music video is conspicuously repulsive — the Weeknd looks like a burn victim and sings like a castrato, and the music is a bunch of over-produced autotuned pop garbage with a catchy ear-worm chorus — but the cars. And the car choreography for a “live” show was impressive. The singer is flanked by a fleet of de-badged red and white Mercedes-Benz SL coupes (most are USDM R107 convertibles with hardtops, but I spy at least one W113 and somebody sporting Euro seal beam units) and the singer is riding in a sweet 1968 or 1969 Mercury Monterey convertible. The best part is that all of these cars are affordable (aside from the W113 SL) and you even get to see one of the SLs leave a trail of thick black smoke in the face of the happy troubadour. You can watch the video here, but I recommend putting it on mute if you enjoy your sanity, and you can enjoy a cool 1968 Mercury Monterey offered for $14,350 in Staunton, IL via Hemmings.

From the seller:

Location: Staunton, Illinois, 62088
Stock #: 12594
Condition: Good
Exterior: Burgundy

Seller’s Description:
1968 Mercury Monterey 2 door H/T fast back roof line. Good body and paint. Original bench seat interior. V8 auto PS PB. A/C. New American racing Touq thrust mag wheels and tires. Color matched. Runs/Drives

Price: $14,350

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