We don't know what kind of car this is! Picture was taken in 1968...
JimR,Doh! I didn't go back as far as a '58 but you seem to be getting close. The 58 had the "Mercury" name tag right above and to the front of the front tires and the tail fin on the side has nothing in/on it.
Buuuuuttt... (Now ya got me looking!)... the 1957 Mercury Montclair.... The name tag is in the right place + has the writing in the tail fins...
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Being OCD pays off sometimes. :laugh:JimR,
I'd say you nailed it! :yahoo:
If you look very closely at the picture, you will notice the different shades of paint between the front fender and the rest of the car rearward. Yep, it had probably been repainted at one time. The chrome strip on the rocker is missing on the fender, as well. Mix and mismatch of parts.Being OCD pays off sometimes. :laugh:
That one pic doesn't show the name tag behind the front wheels. Not sure what the deal is with that. Other pics for the '57 DO show it behind the wheel like in the original pic. Maybe when this guy did his restoration he mixed up a couple of different years front fenders?
But honestly, until I saw that pic of the '58, I'd kinda given up. In my head I was convinced it was a 1960/61 era car. So props to spferdil for finding that!