1954 Mercury Monterey for Sale | ClassicCars.com | CC-1019845

For Sale: 1954 Mercury Monterey in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Vehicle Description


This pristine California Black Plate 2nd private owner Mercury Monterey found its way to me from the Ramshead Collection Museum located in Sacramento, California.  It was the Ramshead Collection 'Car of the Month'. The Ramshead Collection is a private Museum  in Sacramento. After a complete mechanical rebuild by the best technical team in at the Ramshead Museum and an original repaint and re-chrome of all the trim, this car was displayed in the Ramshead Museum and premier restoration shop.  The California “Black Plate” remains on the car.  I was the the second private owner of the car. It came to me in beautiful condition with not a trace of rust or previous damage history. A true Museum Piece of automotive history.

Most restorations making outrageous HP claims do not offer original dyno graphs to legitimize their claims. I do. They are available for your inspection at purchase. Just a week or two ago, I was driving the car home from one of my vendors on a beautiful afternoon with light traffic on a 6 lane freeway.   I must have become hypnotized by the mellow exhaust note at full song bouncing off the median cement barriers. I happened to look down at the speedo and it was pegged at > 110 with apparently lots more to go. It's an amazing machine.   

It has a new 1957 Ford Thunderbird 312 CI Engine, which delivers (LOTS MORE MUSCLE THAN THE ORIGINAL 256 CI)  278.5 HP at 5500 rpm as dyno tested on pump gas at Wheeler Dyno Service. DynoTest papers and photos available. See the dyno testing process in the photo section. 

  A Pertronix Electronic Ignition System and Flame Thrower Coil were added.  This car has a working original push button radio, a working heater and defroster/ventilator controlled by air craft style levers. The fuel, amps, temperature and oil pressure gauges and 110 mph speedometer all work well. The in-dash instruments are nicely illuminated by a rheostat knob. Turn signals are operative. 

  • New BeCool Aluminum radiator.  The largest one that would fit in the original space. 
  • New Mustang II Front Suspension: Front Power Disc brakes & Viking Performance Coil-over front Adjustable shocks.  
  • Power brakes; new rear shocks and brakes.
  • Power Steering
  • Power seats-all new motors
  • Power Windows-new or rebuilt motors
  • Power Convertible new top. 
  • New Top motor.
  • Six Ultima batteries wired in parallel to produce 6 volts and high amps for easy starting power. Genius Trickle Charger-24 Hour monitoring over night or when in winter storage.  Really works well. 
  • Classic Mercury Monterey full wheel covers. Newly refinished at LaMettrys. Top Body and paint shop in Greater Minneapolis. 
  • Brand new Diamond Back Radials.  Purchased 01Jul 2018 and have less than 100 miles
  •      Rear: 235/75R15 DB II 3.75" extra wide white walls.
  •      Front: 215/75R15 DB II 3.25" extra wide white walls. Visit the Diamond Back Website-Much better product than Cocker Tires. 
  • Recent overhaul of the Mercomatic Transmission by Hage & Kobany. 
  • Installed new German Velour Carpet and pad.  It appears the interior is original. 
  • All new dual mellow exhaust system Cherry Bomb mufflers.  
  • Polished and Finned Thunderbird Valve Covers and Timing covers
  • Original push button radio and new antenna 

           New Edelbrock Chrome 4 Barrel Carburetor on CAD John Mummert Polished Intake Manifold 

As New, Finest Available.FINAL REDUCED PRICE. $49,950 FIRM. Call Jack Zimmer, 952 595 0427. Old age and a long list of debilitating infirmities forces a reluctant sale. Visit  Craig's List MN, and Ebay Motors; enter 1954 Mercury Monterey Convertible. and Hemmings Classified. . This car on the highway or in town street driving, the car seems like it's on rails. It drives straight and smooth.  Use as a trophy grabbing show car or an amazing street car. 

I have invested over $100,000 in this restoration using only the finest items I could buy.   Come and write a check and drive it home.  It will take a gifted Mortician several days to get the semi permanent smile off. As new, non finer. Buy it now at reduced price $49,950 FIRM   












Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1019845
  • Price:$49,950
  • Location:Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Monterey
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:58500
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:CC-1019845
  • Trim Level:Monterey stylish trim-chrome-stainless.
  • VIN:54LA28800M
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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