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1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

Tony Allen supplies Grange Park Opera with classic cars for the opera season, and he’s just restored a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser.

“After a long restoration, this rare UK example of a car created at the height of the 50s Sci-Fi era is back in service. They are best known for the unique styling cues and wide array of gadgets. Spot the antennae at the top of the windscreen to warn of an imminent alien attack!”

Detail showing the ‘deep dish flat top’ steering wheel and automatic push button transmission for a fast get away

The restored original seating

The rear automatic retractable window for an emergency exit

Beautiful detailing on the wing mirror

Internal 50s styling