13: 1961 Mercury Meteor
Going to space was a big thing for America in the 1960s, hence the space-themed nameplates. The Meteor was for a lot of car fans a disappointment when it first came out. Ford hard moved from the traditional design of their sedans and coupes and the Meteor was one of the first Mercury models to exhibit this type of design.
Likewise, the performance of the Meteor was also questionable around this time. Ford was experimenting with new types of engines and the Meteor was a victim of this. It’s interesting to see how the Mercury brand has evolved over the decades but the Meteor is a sad example of what the brand did wrong.