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Old 04-03-2001, 02:48 PM
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1968 MERCURY 350 CREW CAB!

I've actually found one of these. Anybody have an idea how rare this truck is?
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1968 MERCURY 350 CREW CAB!

I'd have to say pretty rare. To the best of my knowledge, the Mercs were only made for our neighbors north of the border so they are certainly not as common as the Ford brethren. Couple this with the fact that it's a crew cab and you've got something.


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The last one I saw was in a Vancouver scrapyard about three years ago. They were sold new here but I've never seen another. At least I got the tailgate before it went into the flattener.
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1968 MERCURY 350 CREW CAB!

can ya get a pic of this truck and post it?
would love to see this Unicorn
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Yeah, snap a pic of that thing.... I want to see it with my own eyes.

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OK, I will get one, where can I send or post the pic?
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1968 MERCURY 350 CREW CAB!

Is that the one up for bid on ebay?

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1968 MERCURY 350 CREW CAB!

I picked up this truck on the weekend. I will work on getting a picture. Overall, it is in very good shape. It must have been near the end of the mercuries. (It has original "FORD" badging on the inside and "Mercury" on the outside.) It is definitely a merc pickup according to the s/n(on the door) and registration.

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1968 MERCURY 350 CREW CAB!

The Mercury trucks were just made for the Canadian market between 46 and 68. The crewcabs are super rare. I have been researching these trucks, especially the 67-8's, and if you want to share the door tag info, I'd be interested. Check the main site for info on posting a picture.
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>The last one I saw was
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There are a few Mercs over here on Vancouver Island...in the latest buy sell and trade this week there is a 1968 1 ton Mercury crewcab for sale now.

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That is the one that I bought. It was on Hornby Island. I'm in Duncan.
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1968 MERCURY 350 CREW CAB!

I was wondering how you could tell it is a Mercury by the serial number. Do all the Mercury truck serial numbers start with an M instead of an F? I bought the 68 Mercury Crewcab on Ebay, got my doubts as to whether it actually is a Merc. Not real concerned though, just happy to finally find a crewcab that body style!
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There are no differences in serial number configuration between the Ford and Mercury trucks as far as I've been able to find. The only way to really tell is by the District Special Order number on the bottom right corner of the door data plate. The Canadian selling district codes went from B1-7 across the country for Ford dealers and A1-7 for Lincoln/Mercury dealers. ie- an A6 code would indicate a truck ordered by an Alberta L/M dealer. Therefore, any A code truck built before the late spring of 68 would most likely be an original Merc. Now, I have come across two 66 Mercs with a B7 code, indicating they were ordered by a BC Ford dealer. This may have happened because of no L/M dealer in the vicinity, but I'm not really sure.
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I have heard a few people say that the number of 68 mercs produced was about 280. Nobody can or will tell me where they got the info but there is a book out about the Canadian Mercury cars, detailing the differences between them and their US brethren. At the end is a chapter on the Mercury trucks that states that in 1950 there were 80 models of merc truck available and in 68 there were 280 models available. This is talking about all the variations in cab and body style like the F1-7 series, cabovers, etc, not the number of trucks built. Last night I came across a 65 cabover merc with a reefer body sitting on a farm nearby. There actually is quite an array of bodystyles the mercs had.
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