Thursday, May 8, 2008

Merrill's Classic 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

What fun to come across a 1957 Turnpike Cruiser in the parking lot of the 101 Cafe. At first Glance I thought it was an Edsel. I soon learned from its owner Merrill that this was a car made primarily for the East Coast market. There are only 39 known to still exist. This one is really cherry. When he decided to buy his first one here on the West Coast he had to special order it. He tells me his wife sold to get a station wagon for the family so this is not his original one. He bought this one and had all the restoration work done in Oceanside. Happy to say he is already signed up to do the Third Annual Beach'n 101 Cruise.