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Mercury Montego (1972–6)

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Mercury Montego. 1972–6 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, 2-door hardtop coupé, 2-door fastback coupé. F/R, 250 in³ (I6 OHV), 302, 351, 400, 429, 460 in³ (V8 OHV). Overweight and overstyled intermediate range, a twin of the Ford Torino (1972–6). GT fastback coupé replaced Cyclone for 1972–3. Shorter wheelbase for coupés. Old-school body-on-frame construction. Indifferent workmanship, poor fuel economy, handling and rear visibility. Cougar spun off from Montego underpinnings in 1974, adopting the fastback shape; the range expanded in 1977 to take over from all Montegos. The last Montego till the nameplate was revived briefly in the 2000s.

Manufacturing location: USA

Marque: Mercury | Model: Mercury Montego | Predecessors: Mercury Montego (1970–1), Mercury Cyclone (1970–1) | Successor: Mercury Cougar (1977–9)

q.v. Mercury Cougar (1974–6)

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