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I remember the day that I received my car and Driver with the title on it "Hell Freezes Over - Chevrolet brings back the Nova!".
Ford appears to be doing the same with the Mercury Monterey. Yikes...

http://us.autos1.yimg.com/img.autos.yahoo.com/i/aic/b/04/montere1.jpg
 

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Like most of those other cars, it will be a travesty of the namesake...

I dont care what anyone says.....that "Boss 351" makes me furious!!!
 

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I bet Ford makes a nice looking car out of it. I like the way Ford
is going with there ideas. The GT40 says it all about Ford.
That alone, is far and above any thing any car maker has done.
The new 2005 Mustang, is the olny new car I have wanted to
have, since I worked for Hertz Rent-A-Car back in the 80's
when the new 5.0s came out. What a shock that was after
driving so many Fairmonts and Escorts. A GT40 would be nice.
 

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They used to be stylish:

http://www.stordahl.com/medlemsbilder5/rene62cab1.jpg

http://www.stordahl.com/medlemsbilder5/rene62cab9.jpg

My dad and I were bidding on a 62 Monterey Convertible project on [censored] a while ago. They are nice cars.

Sorry for the large pics.
 

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John, you missed the pic. The Minivan that I showed in the original post IS the Monterey ::...
 

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Monterey's were ugly in the 60s and well this van looking soccer mom thing they want to pass off as a car is well ugly...

Keep trying Ford, I still love you anyway....

Mel
 

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The only thing I would like to see Ford do is compete directly with the Corvette. I don't think they should use a GT-40 namesake for such a car though (c'mon, the originals were mainly racecars, let's keep it that way). Also, the Cobra R is just another Mustang, only faster, and more expensive. They should have stuck with their first car to compete with the Corvette, the Thunderbird. Since they have cleaned the Thunderbird family sedan image from the chalkboard, they should start over, and attack the Vette with all they've got!!! (Of course, I really don't car if they use the GT-40 moniker, as long as Ford has a true 2 seater sports car with balls).
 
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We've got a 59 Monterey siting in the weeds. It's a cool car. I like to fix it up some day. It would be cool if they would bring that car back.
 

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Dude, there was a time when all Mercs were stylish.... long ago.

Cruuuuuuise up and down this road....
 
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