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Mercury Turnpike Cruiser


One of the cars Katrina and I lust over is the 57 and 58 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. These cars are far from being mainstream and will never make a good hot rod but they are, in our minds, a historical icon of the 50s decade. It was a far different time in America and a far different time in the automobile design arena. Gas was less than a quarter a gallon and new wide interstates were being built. Families wanted to travel. Large passenger airplanes were a status symbol for anyone that good afford to travel on one. Large luxury ocean liners were likewise for the rich and famous.

Mercury responded with the 1957 and 1958 Turnpike Cruiser. It was the land yacht for the new mobile, professional young family. It was for the affluent Ford buyer who wanted more.

We have just updated our Feature Page devoted to the Turnpike Cruiser and suggest you take a look, Click Here.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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  1. have to agree with you guys. i have a 58 turnpike cruiser down here in sydney. they are a special old car.


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