The Mercury Montego was launched as an upscale version of the Comet and was similar to Ford's Torino. The second generation model came to market with its own body shell and was a much better seller than the previous model. The curvy "coke bottle" styling was very much in fashion in the early 1970s. The Montego was a relatively short lived model though and after 1976 it was replaced by Monarch and Cougar models. Keep your car running well with our Mercury Montego parts. The Montego was bought back in 2005 as a full size model. It was a large car offering a continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive. Next to the new Chrysler 300, it was a somewhat pale offering and was soon redesigned and brought back as a Sable.