Oh, those funny Canadians! But actually it was those funny people in Detroit who made decisions that brought us funky Fords and Mercurys posing as Monarchs, Meteors, and Frontenacs. To salute our neighbors to the north and their penchant for cars with a twist, our Pick of the Day is a 1967 Mercury M-100 pickup truck. It is for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Edmonton, Alberta. (Click the link to view the listing)
So, yeah, Yankee — Mercury had trucks too. This was mainly a Canadian thing structured around the country’s tariffs and sales networks at the time, which were a little different than what we had in the U.S. Remember, back then, Canada was less populated and more desolate than the American countryside, so it was not unusual to have a Mercury dealer with no Ford dealer in sight. As such, Canadian Mercury dealerships began selling branded trucks in 1947 when no Ford dealership was around to offer its products. This continued through 1968 as Canada’s population evolved and the Auto Pact trade agreement was signed.
Mercury trucks used the M designation just like Ford used the F. Aside from some trim, an M-100 was identical to an F-100. Other Mercury-branded trucks, such as those based on the Ford Econoline and B-series, also featured an M to signify its Mercury origins. The first-generation Ranchero, of course, was sold as a Meteor and not a Mercury.
This 1967 Mercury M-100 pickup is painted blue and white and features a matching blue vinyl interior. Power comes from a 208-horsepower 352 backed by a three-speed manual on the column. Seller says 20-inch American Racing rims will be included but, unfortunately, the seller hasn’t given much more information other than there are 95,700 miles on the odometer. However, this is nothing that photographs and maybe an outreach to the seller can’t solve. If you have $32,000 burning your pocket, you can spend it on a boring Ford pickup or snap up something unique like this. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.
The Merc’s, Frontenac’s and Meteors were just a little bit fancier than the Ford’s etc.
A Meteor Niagara 330 was nicer than the Ford 300.