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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1963 Mercury Meteor S-33

An unusual example of the bucket seat brigade


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1963 Mercury Meteor S-33 two-door hardtop. Last registered in 1972, this mid-size Merc is powered by the Lightning 260 V8 backed by a Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. Features include bucket seats, console, power steering, AM radio, and more. Finished in black with red interior, this Meteor is being sold with a clear title from the selling dealership.

The exterior is painted Presidential Black (code A) complemented by longitudinal chrome trim with red inserts. Other exterior features include wheel well and rocker molding, and rear fender-mounted antenna.

Fourteen-inch black steel wheels with tri-color Mercury wheel covers are wrapped in 205/75 whitewall radial tires.

The code 55 interior features red front bucket seats with center console, which was a part of the S-33 trim level. Features include console cubby, power steering, column-mounted automatic shifter, and AM radio.

The instrument panel includes a 110-mph speedometer plus gauges for the fuel, oil pressure, generator, and water temperature. The odometer reads 70,760 miles.

The engine is the top option for the Meteor, the 164-horsepower Lightning 260 V8 topped by a two-barrel carburetor. It is paired to a two-speed Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. Engine features include red air cleaner housing and valve covers.

This 1963 Meteor features an independent front suspension and solid rear-drive axle. Brakes are of the four-wheel drum variety. Expelled gasses are routed through a single exhaust to the rear. A walk-around and test-drive video can be seen below.

The auction for this 1963 Mercury Meteor S-33 two-door hardtop ends Friday, May 10, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. (PDT).

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


  1. Some of this American iron with a console and a column shifter is interesting. My cousin’s husband had a 65 Impala SS with buckets, a console and a three on the tree. 283 2 barrel. Of course, up till 65 Mopars with buckets retained their push button selectors also. Always appreciate seeing cars such as these.


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