Mercury Montego in retirement

The second generation Mercury Montego (1972-1976) was introduced alongside the redesigned Ford Torino. The Montego was also a close kin to the Mercury Cougar. The Montego adopted a split-wheelbase chassis — 114 inches for two doors and 118 inches for four doors. The base engine was a 250 cubic-inch inline six. Several different V-8 engines were optional. This 1972 Montego GT was discovered in Utah.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)