The second and last year of this generation didn't bring many changes. The 1960 Monterey sported new headlights integrated into the grille, serving as the easiest way to distinguish the new model from its predecessor.
A 1960 Monterey convertible is searching for a new owner online, as the vehicle has been sitting for decades and now looks ready to return to the road.
The vehicle was parked in a shop in 1993, and it's been sitting ever since, now coming in a shape you don't usually expect from a car this old. The Mercury looks mostly original, but you must ask the seller for additional information. The door panels are the ones that came with the car, but the vehicle has already received several fixes, including a new convertible top, new floor mats, and a new carpet kit.
It's unclear if the paint is original, but if it is, hats off to Mercury for spraying a finish that survived the test of time. If it's not, whoever resprayed the car did a professional job, with only minor fading now visible in photos.
eBay seller projectmikes says the engine under the hood starts and runs correctly with gas poured directly into the carburetor. It's a sign it'll require a new gas tank (or you can clean the existing one). Other repairs, including rebuilding the carburetor, new brakes, and inspecting some minor exhaust leaks, should be at the top of your agenda should you purchase the Monterey.
The mileage information is vague, so I won't insist on this tidbit too much, though you should still discuss such details with the seller. They claim the odometer indicates 16,674 miles, but it's unclear if this is the correct mileage. I highly doubt it, so either the engine has been restored, or the odometer has rolled over. Either way, this can't be the original mileage, as it would have made the Monterey a low-mileage wonder worth a lot more.
The battle or the Monterey starts at $8,500, but anyone can skip the battle and take the car home right here and now by triggering the Buy It Now option available for $10,000. If you want to see the car in person (and you must want it if you're interested in this convertible), you'll have to go to Bonsall, California.