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4          Issue #98  March 2021                                                       

        An Eye for the Classics: Guy Lamarche and his

        1966 Mercury M-250

        By Casey Leger                          The  tale  of how he came  to own
                                              his  Mercury  is  an  interesting  one.
          “I’ve  been  into  classic  vehicles  Guy was always on the lookout for
        ever since I was a child,” says Guy  a classic pickup, always kicking
        Lamarche.  “My brother Raymond  tires. Timing, luck, and circumstance
        and I often read Hot Rod magazines.”  finally came together for him in 2012
          The Lamarche family  has a real  while  he  was working on  a  project
        love for classic vehicles.  Guy’s wife,  in Eastern Ontario. He had found a
        Sandra,  and  his brother, Raymond,  truck he was ready to buy at a small
        both own classics that they acquired  automotive repair shop.  It took a little
        decades ago: she has a ’73 Triumph  detective work on his part to locate
        TR 6 (which her father, who also had  the owner, and once he did, it turned
        an interest in classic automobiles and  out that he would have a 7-year wait
        who owned a couple himself, bought  before he could put his plates on it.
        for her), and Raymond owns a ’69        “She wasn’t ready to part with the                                                                         Photo Submitted
        Mustang convertible.  “Currently  I  truck,” says Guy, of the owner. “She
        own a 1966 Mercury M-250,” says  did drive it often and said she enjoyed
        Guy. “I always drove and liked  driving it. So, for the next few years,
        pickup trucks.”                       if I was in the  area,  I’d either  call
          Guy  has  a  particular  affinity  for  her or stop by. In the early spring of  goal was to be able to use it as a daily  for the winter, Guy’s Mercury is still
        1960s Ford pickups.  “A Mercury,”  2019, her husband told me she was  driver. I did what I could myself, then  ‘a daily driver’.  “It runs very good
        he explains, “is the same as a Ford  ready to sell the truck to me. She told  took the truck to professionals do the   and is solid,” he says. “It’s a pleasure
        with different name  plates. Being a  me she wanted it to go to me as she  remaining work: Jim Read of D&R        to drive. It has a 352 V8 with a ‘three
        Mercury and a 3/4 ton makes this [his  knew how much I wanted that truck.”  Welding, Mario Doth of Auto MD,       on the tree’ manual  transmission.
        ’66 M-250] a very rare truck. It is my   It turned out that the truck was in  and Alain Pilon of Al’s Body Shop.   It  still  has its  original  Oil  Bath  air
        understanding  that  Mercury trucks  relatively good shape, requiring only  These  fellas  were very helpful  and
        were  built  in  Canada  from  1946  to  a few repairs. “I wanted the truck to be  did excellent work.”           cleaner.”
        1968,” he says.                       sound mechanically,” says Guy. “My      Today, although it is stored indoors   Happy motoring, Guy.

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