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1956 Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser

Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Interior
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Interior
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Interior
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Interior
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Van-O-Rama
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Van-O-Rama
This is how the Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser was moved when it toured around the US back in 1956.
This is how the Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser was moved when it toured around the US back in 1956.
A specially designed trailer with large plexiglass side panels was used to transport the vehicle; a standard Ford COE tractor pulled the trailer and its unique cargo.
A specially designed trailer with large plexiglass side panels was used to transport the vehicle; a standard Ford COE tractor pulled the trailer and its unique cargo.
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Brochure
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Brochure
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Brochure
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Brochure
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Brochure
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Brochure
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Brochure
Mercury XM-Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 - Brochure
Images: Ford Motor Company; www.automotivehistoryonline.com; www.oldcarbrochures.com
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1955 Mercury XM-8100 Turnpike Cruiser Experimental Car
This concept car embraced the elegance of the era while adding some very unique styling and features.

The 1955 XM-8100 was a luxury concept, presented with a femine touch.

Several design elements re-appeared in the 1957 Mercury.


One of Mercury’s most memorable dream cars of all time is the audacious XM Turnpike Cruiser from 1956. Bold styling featured 12-inch wide V-shaped taillights and matching pealescent concave-sculpted rear fenders. The XM Turnpike Cruiser’s large, flat roof seemed to float above the two-tone interior. Twin transparent roof panels flipped-up when doors were opened.


1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser Concept was designed with fast, long driving in mind. It was inspired of the Interstate Highway System. A lot of the design elements was later seen on the regular production model 1957 Turnpike Cruiser.
Source: www.oriole.net; www.automotivehistoryonline.com; www.chicagoautoshow.com
Comments
Филипп
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Это произведение искуства, а не автомобиль!!!
MARTIAL VOLIGNY
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
HI MY BUDDY IN CALFORNIA HAS THAT CAR
ldwhitman
Monday, April 5, 2010
I owned a 56 mercury monterey
it had the 312 turnpike cruiser engine
a 4 barrel carb and the great mileage of
5 mpg
all power with leather seats
I loved the car but my paycheck could not
afford it
I traded down to a 62 mercury comet
Carol Meade
Thursday, August 30, 2012
This is so interesting! I just came across papers today in my Dad's old briefcase of this car and the trailer it was carried in. The trailer was called the Van-O-Rama and was designed by my father, Don Meade. I have the drawings, the photos, his contract with Ford Mercury and a newspaper clipping with his name in it about the invention. Nice to see so much info and photos on line about it!

Nisse Hult
Monday, February 4, 2013
I wish i can own this car and restore it..
Carol, keep your paper in a safe box in somewhere safe place.
Jeffrey
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I've read on another web-site, without a comment section, that the car ended up in a California Junkyard. False. The car is alive and well, being restored in Ventura County California, inside my uncle's workshop.
A. R. Henry
Monday, July 8, 2013
I'm glad I found this site, and an update as of today about this car! I can't wait to see the finished results. It was frustrating to run into dead ends, and when a couple of pics did show of its prior to restoration state, it was heartbreaking. But, better days ahead!
Al Sabo
Monday, January 13, 2014
I owned the XM Turnpike Cruiser, along with my dad Ray Sabo, from 1979-82. We purchased it in Lima Ohio, and brought it back to my house in Royal Oak, Michigan. It needed a complete restoration, which proved beyond our means. We sold it to a man in California, and believe he still owns the car, still needing to be restored. Now I read here that the car is in a shop in Ventura County being restored. That's awesome! I would like more info and pics about the progress if at all possible. Though it's been over 30 years since I sold her, our family has a strong affection, and it would elate all of us to see her in 1956 form again! Thanks to all, Al Sabo
Ed Rejsa
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I would love to see some more picture's of the
car under restoration. Can't wait to see the
finished car too.
Mike England
Friday, January 9, 2015
I would love to learn more about the car and any restoration that may be underway, as well as the "van o Rama" . . . I'd love to see the whole rig on the road again.
Raymond Earl
Friday, February 6, 2015
Just found this page and can confirm the car is in California.

Would like to talk to Carol Meade
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