Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

[CUSTOM] Special Throwback Thursday Edition - Lesney Mercury Police Car

Bouncing directly off of RockyClock's post regarding old cop cars...

This poor soul, a 1969 Mercury Monterey, started out as a Fire Chief special (Matchbox SuperFast 59B) on its way to the junkyard. Horribly chipped paint, missing/faded decals, fogged up windows and pseudo-chromed wheels were the primary symptoms. It was truly play-worn.

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She became an unmarked police cruiser.

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Normally I wouldn't restore a car like this, due to its age. But, it was so beat up that I had to help.

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Stripped, primered, re-painted gloss white, then coated in Pledge Floor Care.

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The tires are a little rough, but I didn't want to paint them. The police car will go into my son's fleet.

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Above is an example of what she resembled prior to restoration. Just imagine one in about 100% worse shape. :)

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