Curbside Classic Outtake: 1970 Mercury Montego

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
curbside classic outtake 1970 mercury montego

[Eugene culture alert] It’s sunny and warm outside (and Saturday) , so I’m going to have to skip a long-winded essay on the joys and artistry of this beautiful 1970 Montego. Instead, you can just enjoy this color-coordinated Montego montage, and hopefully fill in some of the blanks. Let’s just say its not every day one finds one of these, especially in the front yard of an artist’s house. It’s his contribution to the colorful streetscape of Eugene, and now you can enjoy it too. I sure did. perhaps I should start a monthly Eugene art-car walk.

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  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Feb 28, 2010

    @CC_Stadt: nice MB. Somehow I missed its CC at the time. I'm envious of you guys in Eugene.

  • BuzzDog BuzzDog on Feb 28, 2010

    @NickR: What style wheels are those? They seem to be standard equipment on neglected cars from that era. You know, I never noticed that before...but you're right! Most likely those wheels were originally made by Cragar, but knock-offs now abound. @David Holzman: Bunkie apparently was a closet francophile, and the nose was in honor of De Gaulle. And all these years I've thought they were a tribute to Bob Hope.

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