1959 METEOR MONTCALM RIDEAU 500 Canadian only model ** 2 door hardtop **
- Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Meteor Montcalm
- Type: 2 door Hardtop
- Trim: Meteor Montcalm Rideau 500
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 75,503
- VIN: 265AK59581085
- Color: Brown
- Engine size: V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1959 Mercury Other Meteor Montcalm Rideau 500 description
1959 Meteor Montcalm Rideau 500
Meteor was a marque of automobiles offered by Ford in Canada from 1949 to 1976. The make was retired for the 1962 and 1963 model years, when the name was used for the Mercury Meteor sold in the United States. It succeeded the Mercury 114, a Canadian-market Mercury based on the Ford, the "114" name being taken from the car's wheelbase.
It complemented the Mercury, and gave Canadian Mercury-Lincoln dealers a car to sell in the low-price market, against the Canadian Pontiac. Similarly, Canadian Ford dealers offered the Monarch, a car based on the Mercury, to compete against the Oldsmobile. This was due to the dealer structure in Canada, where smaller communities might have only a single dealer that was expected to carry a full line of models in both the low- and mid-price classes. From 1949-59, Meteor typically ran fourth in overall sales, behind Chevrolet, Ford, and PontiacAffordable and stylish, the Meteor line was created specifically for the Canadian market. By 1957, 250,000 Meteors had been built in Canada.The Montcalm series was added in mid-1959 as a counterpart to Ford's new Galaxie models. Although Meteor was still considered as a separate marque through 1976, after 1968, the cars also carried Mercury badging and were advertised as the "Mercury Meteor". The Montcalm series ceased production in 1976, by which time nearly 600,000 of the cars had been produced in Ford of Canadaâ€™s Oakville, Ontario plant. After 1976, the Rideau 500 and Montcalm names, as well as the unique trim items, were dropped. The Meteor name was then used on a lower-priced variant of the Mercury Marquis, called the Mercury Marquis Meteor, built until 1981.
This Meteor is fairly straight and complete. It runs, drives and stops. It will need restoration to bring it back to its glory days. The chrome and brightwork is in good condition and straight. The bumpers and continental kit are straight and solid. The glass is also in good condition. The body has pealing paint in spots and has rust in the rear 1/4 , rockers, floor, and minimal in other areas. The car comes with new metal rocker panels to weld in and also new interior sill plates. The interior has original door panels and carpet and the seats have been redone at some point. The complete interior should be redone though. The engine shows as code M3 (not sure of the size) The trim is code 219 and the paint code is 2WA. The car was last registered in British Columbia, Canada as a collector vehicle. It is currently not registered and has not been driven regularly for at least 3 years.
We are located in Red Deer, Alberta just north of Montana. I can help with all the logistics, shipping or pick you up at the airport if you are flying in. If you are from the US I can help you with the necessary paperwork for registration and customs brokering to gettheMeteor efficiently across the border. I will require a $1000 deposit upon closing of the auction and the balance can be wired directly to our US or Canadian bank account. The title will thenbe couriered to you whileshipping arrangements are made. ( I can assist the buyer with the shipping details and get a preliminary estimate on cost to your location ) I have a buy it now price that I can sell for and end the auction early with a deposit. Any of the deposit, payment and banking questions I will be able to help you with. My name is Stan and you can message me or call me directly at403-350-1308. Thank you for viewing the auction and good luck bidding.