1960 Mercury Feature Facts - Specifications
Standard Equipment on All 1960 Mercurys
- Self-Adjusting Brakes
- Directional Signals
- Back-up Lights
- Safety Steering Wheel
- Padded Garnish Moldings
- 3-Speed Electric Wipers
- Safety Glass in Every Window
- Foam Front Seat Cushion
- Disposable Carburetor Air Cleaner
- Disposable Fuel Filter
- Full-Flow Oil Filter
- Dual Fender Ornaments
- Aluminized Muffler
- Super-Enamel Finish
Rigidized Construction - with double-panel hood, deck lid and doors.
Compound windshield. Safely-Sweep windshield wipers. Cross-flow ventilation.
Safety steering wheel. Exteriors - Super-Enamel in 15 colors; 26 two-tones.
Interior - exclusive designs for each series. Fabrics with 100% nylon face.
All-Vinyl interiors at no extra cost for Montclair, Park Lane, and Colony Park models.
Tufted-loop carpeting (except Commuter).
Overhead valve V-8 engines in 3 sizes. 12-volt electrical. Gas-saving 2bbl carburetors.
Vacuum-centrifugal spark control. Full-pressure lubrication. 18mm spark plugs.
The 383- and 430-cu in, engines have in-block combustion chambers; 3-stage cooling;
water-jacketed intake manifold.; hydraulic valve lifters; step-top pistons. Merc-O-Matic;
Combination of fluid torque converter and 3-speed planetary gear set. Mulit-Drive Merc-O-Matic with
dual drive ranges and 6-position selector lever.
Ladder-type frame- with box-girder side rails. X-type reinforcement for convertible.
Front suspension: Swept-back ball-joint design with anti-drive. Helical-coil springs.
Full-cushion shock absorbers. Link-type front torsion-bar stabilizer. Steering ratios:
29.1 to 1 for Monterey and Commuter; 31.1 to 1 for Montclair and Colony Park; 20.5 to 1 with power steering.
Rear suspension: Splay-mounted leaf-type rear springs - 60" long. Compression-type shackles.
Hotchkiss drive. Self-adjusting brakes: 11-inch brake drums. Brake width 3" (f), 2½ (r).
Total brake lining area - 233.1 sq. in.
This info taken from the 1960 Mercury Showroom Brochure (Form M60-105)