Old cars

I was walking through East Portland recently when I saw a Mercury Montclair.

I’d never seen a Mercury Montclair before.

In fact, I wasn’t aware that Mercury had ever manufactured a Montclair model.

Portland is great like that: All kinds of old cars sitting around. The weather doesn’t rust them out, and people here put a premium on being unusual. I saw a Studebaker on Friday. A Ford Model A truck on Thursday. There’s an original Mini parked three blocks from my house.

Still haven’t seen a Lada, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

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2 Responses to “Old cars”

  1. Harry Says:

    I have a vague memory of the Mercury Montclair. I remember it being very big, squarish – sorta like a fancied-up Ford Galaxy 500.

  2. Steve Says:

    Harry: Your memory serves you well. A fancied-up Galaxy 500 is exactly right.

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