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A Close-Up of Mercury

1961 Mercury Monterey front hood detail

Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia 808 PureView.

Sat 04.27.13 – There were a lot of very well taken care of vintage and antique cars at the annual Seal Beach Car Show, but this 1961 Mercury Monterey was very lovely.
The front of the hood dials with the Mercury logo were casting sunlight intrigued me. How could two fairly small metal and plastic dials stay in good shape for 52 years?