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Old 11-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default 1956 Mercury Medilist two door Hardtop

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A friend of mine has a Two Door hard top 1956 Mercury Medilist,does anyone know how many of these where made?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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Don't know much about the Medalist except is was an entry level Merc . My guess is , since they were trying to get away from the cheaper Ford and make themselves a more upscale car , the entry level Medalist would have been a low seller .

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Old 11-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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According to "The Cars of Lincoln-Mercury", they built 11,892 at a base price of $2389. Cool car, '56 Mercs are one of my favorites.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Was that the only year for that model ? I really don't remember seeing it around here .

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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Cool cars
Medalist production numbers were

Series 57D - 4 door Phaeton=6685
Series 64E - Sport Coupe Hardtop=11,892
Series 70C - 2 door sedan=20,582
Series 73D - 4 door sedan=6653

This was the model that got the M260 dual quad setup in 1956.

Merc did bring the Medalist name back in 1958 for the second and final time.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
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Very Good That was info that I was looking for. He has put the M260 Dual Quads on it. It is nearly completed in the rstoration process too.also
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Medalist production numbers were

Series 57D - 4 door Phaeton=6685
Series 64E - Sport Coupe Hardtop=11,892
Series 70C - 2 door sedan=20,582
Series 73D - 4 door sedan=6653

This was the model that got the M260 dual quad setup in 1956.

Merc did bring the Medalist name back in 1958 for the second and final time.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #7
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Love to see a detailed picture of that M 260 setup.

I know a fair amount about the M 260 setup and could tell you if its 100% factory correct or not.


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Old 12-01-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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Anyone know if a 70C windshield would fit a A 70B Sedan ???
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:51 PM   #9
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Would love to find one of these. I ended up short on an ebay bid some years back. Got to thinking about one again recently.
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