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1956 Mercury Custom Two-Door Sedan [70B]

1956 Mercury Custom [70B] in Highway Patrol, TV Series, 1955-1959 IMDB Ep. 1.21+

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1956 Mercury Custom Two-Door Sedan [70B]

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vilero ES

2010-05-18 10:21

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Main pic from Episode 1.16 replaced

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Do you know if was made in 1956 a special 'Custom' model for Police? The tops in the bumper (pointed) looks 55 but the M badge on the hood and three vertical fingers on grille are for 1956. The side trim doesn't match with 56.

Edited: Could be the cheaper Mercury Medalist?

-- Last edit: 2010-05-19 17:36:01

big dave VA

2010-05-18 14:00

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Almost looks like they would have to have had a 'police special'. Big piece of chrome missing at front of rear fender.

vilero ES

2010-05-18 20:07

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"As the 1956 season rolled on, the CHP loaned the production company some of their newer models, including Mercury Customs, Dodge Coronets, and Oldsmobile 88ĺs. All of these models were two doors sedans, the only body style used by the patrol at the time."

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Despite the blurred pic, at last, the script on front fender it reads "Custom". Anyhow as Big Dave said above, part of this original side trim is lost in these 'Special-Police'

In 1.27 "Motorcycle A"
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-- Last edit: 2010-05-31 12:47:03

Hipo1990 PL

2012-05-31 16:03

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in 1.32 was damaged [Image: vlc2012-05-3115-55-10-58.jpg][Image: vlc2012-05-3116-05-34-93.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2012-05-31 16:05:50

oddsox US

2014-03-08 15:08

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plain-jane '56 Merc Custom w/Broddy driving from 1.28
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note the subtle bend in the front fender chrome strip as it nears the door.

The chrome strip is removed from the door because it would bisect the Highway Patrol emblem.
Then it resumes just before the rear fender, but it's blackened along with the faux venting at the rear fender.
You can see the rear fender trim in some closeup shots from episode 1.32 (Anti-toxin)
[Image: merccustomfenderchrome.1.jpg] [Image: merc56custom.jpg] [Image: merccustomfenderchrome.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2014-03-09 14:02:45

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