[ Login ]

Advertising

Last completed movie pages

1953 Mercury Monterey Convertible [76B]

1953 Mercury Monterey [76B] in The Long, Long Trailer, Movie, 1954 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1953 Mercury Monterey Convertible [76B]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

modell US

2006-12-17 04:40

Quote

[Image: llt48bf8.1470.jpg][Image: llt55dr1.3327.jpg]

According to IMDb, the trailer was pulled by a 1953 Lincoln during the mountain scene- [Image: llt49xt5.th.jpg]

Colorado Bill US

2008-03-05 06:43

Quote

The car in the movie is a 1953 Mercury Monterey with a 125 HP V8. This is the gross horsepower as measured at the time; by modern measurement standards this engine put out about 85 HP. Not enough to pull a three ton trailer up a steep slope!

For the long shots of the car pulling the trailer up the hill, a 1953 Lincoln Capri with a 205 HP V8 was substituted. The two cars shared many mechanical and body components, but the Lincoln had a longer wheelbase and distinctly different rear quarter sheet metal. The side spear on the Lincoln was painted body color, and a phony side spear painted along the side of the car several inches higher to match the real one on the Mercury. A Mercury hood replaced that of the Lincoln; miscellaneous other trim pieces were added.

Compare these photos:
Photo 1: The Mercury.
[Image: lltmercurymontereywe1.4582.jpg]

Photo 2: The Lincoln.
[Image: lltlincolncapriil3.7321.jpg]

Paedia US

2012-10-03 03:51

Quote

Colorado Bill wrote For the long shots of the car pulling the trailer up the hill, a 1953 Lincoln Capri with a 205 HP V8 was substituted. The two cars shared many mechanical and body components, but the Lincoln had a longer wheelbase and distinctly different rear quarter sheet metal. The side spear on the Lincoln was painted body color, and a phony side spear painted along the side of the car several inches higher to match the real one on the Mercury. A Mercury hood replaced that of the Lincoln; miscellaneous other trim pieces were added.

Wouldn't it have been easier to drop the 317 into the Monterey?

-- Last edit: 2012-10-03 04:27:01

portacker US

2014-11-29 12:47

Quote

Wouldn't have been easyier to use a Lincoln to start with?

Add a comment

You must login to post comments...