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1956 Mercury Medalist Sport Hardtop Coupe - Click on photo for more
Oct. 22, 2005 Copyright 2005 Ken Leonard

1956 Mercury Medalist Sport Hardtop Coupe - Click on photo for more

La Palma Park, Anaheim, CA

Nikon Coolpix 8700
1/27s f/2.8 at 8.9mm iso50 full exif

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Mike Marini 02-Aug-2010 00:38
My Dad had a 56 medalist 4 door. It was ablack 4 door. Remember that when I was very little and loved it! How many 4 doors did they make? Thanks Mike
joseph 12-Jul-2010 21:39
Hi I have a 1956 mercury medalist two door hard top sedan. Working on it now trying to get it off the ground
mandy 15-Oct-2008 23:08
was the medalist made in 1955 too? thanks
Rick Johnson 27-Oct-2005 03:05
Rick Johnson 27-Oct-2005 02:52
1956 Mercury Medalist Sport Hardtop Coupe. The Medalist series was the lowest priced Mercury for 1956. Mercury produced 11,892 Medalist hardtop coupes at an asking price of $ 2,398. 1956 Mercurys rode a 119 inch wheelbase, except for station wagons that had a smaller wheelbase of 118 inches. All Mercurys were powered by a 312 cubic inch V-8 engine that was rated at 225 horsepower with an automatic transmission. Total 1956 Mercury production was 328,000. 1956 Mercurys featured a single "Z" shaped chrome side molding. Mercury's '56 advertising campaign called the car "The Big M", and the center front section of the hood featured a large stylized chrome letter "M". Lincoln-Mercury was the major sponsor of the popular Sunday night "Ed Sullivan Show" on television, and most Americans were introduced to the 1956 Mercury from commercial clips on that show. In contrast to the black Medalist Hardtop in Ken's photograph, Mercurys that year were known for their bright-color hues, especially orange, green, yellow, and blue. They also introduced a new Phaeton Hardtop Sedan in all four series,,,,,Medalist, Custom, Monterey, and Montclair. Mercurys ranged in price from $2,254 for an entry level Medalist two door sedan, to 2,977 for an 8 passenger, four-door Monterey station wagon. Two convertibles were offered in Custom and Montclair series.
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