Rolling through Shrewsbury, this super clean Mercury caught my eye. Normally, I call them all Montego's. I always forget that the Comet and Montego were twins down to the trim levels, much like their cousins, the Fairlane and Torino. My 1968 Torino had the same body lines, although I like the grill and tail better on the Mercury cars.
This baby was in magnificent original condition. Great paint, no wrinkles, no visible rust, no ugly aftermarket wheels, no big exhaust hanging out of the back. The first photo shows a bit of very light gold pinstriping on the hood.
This view is the best. While the entire car says "1969", this view exemplifies 60's American automobiles. Who knows what is under the hood? Being a '69, it could have been a 250 6-cylinder, a 302 V-8 (most likely), a 351w (maybe), or a 428 (probably not).