For Sale: 1953 Mercury Monterey in Lutz, Florida


Vehicle Description

With some awesome color combos and flathead V8 power, this 1953 Mercury Monterey is a truly distinct cruising classic. And the value price is the cherry on top of this Sunday driver.

Mercurys just seem to always get noticed on the classic car scene. As the premium end of Ford's lineup, these upper-level Monterey coupes were offered exclusively as hardtops, and they showcased this style with brightwork surrounding every inch of this pillarless roof. And speaking of brightwork, those bumpers prove they are true chrome kings with a shine so mirror-like that the ladies will use it to check their makeup. The other reason why they'll be thinking about applying lipstick is thanks to the glossy and bright metallic burgundy roof color. It provides a tasteful contrast to the creamy beige to give this one a touch of flair without losing that period-correct feeling. As you look closer at this coupe, it even gets the details right with the full-length sweeping side trim, whitewall tires, and the bright hood ornament integrated into the hood design. The sale even comes with the rear fender skirts to ensure you look like a proper 1950s premium street machine.

There's a hint of red on the wheels and hubcaps. We like it because it not only adds to the distinction of the exterior, but when you open the door, you'll discover it also hints at part of the interior color combo. The two-tone red and black inside has a premium look as it's intertwined on the door panels, seats, and steering wheel/gauges. It's nicely detailed with bright trim and aircraft-inspired levers. Even the correct AM radio is still on display. So it really feels like true classic motoring every time you grab the thin/grippy steering wheel. But the upgraded battery gauge also signals that this classic is still meant for real driving.

The flathead V8 is a legend all on its own, and the 255 cubic-inch displacement was a larger size for premium Mercury cars that was not shared with Ford cars. Plus, 1953 is a moment of pride for V8 fans, because this would be the final year for these legendary flathead motors. This one wants to make sure you can enjoy this legacy out on the road. So while the motor has a very classic and honest presentation, it's also been upgraded to a newer aluminum radiator to help keep the whole package running cool. It's a smooth motor that's also an easy driver with features like the automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes.

This distinct Monterey is everything you want in a classic, and it's offered today at a fantastic price. Don't miss this deal, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Mercury Monterey
  • Listing ID:CC-1451997
  • Price:$26,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Monterey
  • Exterior Color:Cream Beige
  • Interior Color:Black & Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:968
  • Stock Number:2757-TPA
  • VIN:53ME100172M

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Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559