Mercury Park Lane. White & blue version

For the 1964 model year, the Mercury Park Lane made its return as the Mercury Division expanded its model line. Coinciding with Mercury’s 25th Anniversary, the Park Lane again topped the Mercury line above the Monterey and newly reintroduced Montclair.

In contrast to the previous generation, the Park Lane used the same wheelbase as other Mercury lines, differing primarily in trim. The listed retail price for the four-door hardtop or four-door hardtop fastback was US$3,413 and a combined total of 6,060 were sold.

As the highest-priced, premium trim, many Park Lanes were fitted with the option of a “breezeway” retractable rear window that was first used on the Turnpike Cruiser and the 1958-1960 Continental. For 1964 the retractable rear window was installed in hardtop sedans with a reverse-slant configuration as in previous versions.

In addition, Mercury offered the Park Lane with a fastback roofline as part of Marauder option package (seen on any full-sized Mercury); the fastback design proved popular on its Ford Galaxie 500 counterpart. The Mercury Colony Park station wagon was now aligned with the Park Lane model line.

Made in USA

Years of production: 1964-1968

Engine: 8 cylinders; 6391 cc

Power: 315 HP

Max speed: 192 km/h

Fuel consumption: 23 l/100 km

Weight: 1905 kg

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