For Sale: 1954 Mercury Monterey in Macedonia, Ohio


Vehicle Description

Cool Mercury resto-mod. Clean, factory-correct look on the outside, small block Chevy V8, automatic, A/C, power steering, power disc brakes, upgraded radio, and power windows inside. Runs and drives great, ready to cruise! At a glance, this Merc looks very much like it might have back in the mid-50s when it was Ford's most stylish coupe. The color is pretty close to the factory's Bloomfield Green and the white top is an excellent touch. Finish quality on this resto-mod is very good, and despite it being an older build that probably has nearly two decades behind it, the finish shines up beautifully and shows very few signs of age or use. It isn't perfect, but there are no major issues that stand out. Having good base stock probably helps, and it appears that they started with a good car, so the doors fit will, the trim lines up like it should, and the shine on the paint is quite appropriate. Of course, all the stainless and chrome was either restored or replaced and remains in great shape, including the unique hood scoop and bright trim along the flanks. Inside there are notable upgrades to enhance cruising comfort, starting with comfortable green and white vinyl upholstery done in traditional pleats. It's bright and clean and new foam underneath means the seats are firm and supportive for all day drives. It also features matching carpets and custom door panels that add a bit of '50s flair to the interior. The dash has been subtly modified to handle a late-model GM tilt/telescope steering column and aftermarket gauges in the dash, but it feels familiar the moment you slide behind the wheel. Upgrades include power windows, effective A/C in an under-dash unit, and a trick floor shifter that lends a retro touch. A full set of aftermarket gauges monitors the engine's vitals and the radio has been upgraded to FM reception and still uses the factory center speaker. Nice! The trunk has been custom upholstered to match and is still big enough for all your gear, making this car great for road trips. Ford's Y-block V8 was the big news in 1954, but this car was built to be easy to service and reliable to drive, so there's now a great-running 305 cubic inch Chevy V8 in its place. Topped by an Edelbrock carburetor and intake manifold and very nicely detailed, it's a smooth runner that's got a reputation for bulletproof reliability. This one always starts easily, idles nicely, and pulls the big coupe around with effortless ease. Lots of recent service work means it's ready to travel, and the modern support staff around it (alternator, A/C compressor, dual master cylinder, HEI ignition) all help with both reliability and easy service in the future. Some chrome dress-up, a red engine block, and professional workmanship make this an engine bay that looks like someone really cared about doing the job right. You may also notice the late-model A-arms poking through the inner fenders, as this car has a GM front clip that brings modern power steering and power disc brakes to the party. It also gives the car great ride quality and the perfect stance, which didn't happen by accident. The engine is backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission feeding what appears to be the original rear end, which rides on stock springs with lowering blocks so it sits just right. A custom dual exhaust system sounds suitably throaty without being annoying on the road and you'll be pleasantly surprised by how clean the floors are. Original steel wheels were painted red for a little flash and are fitted with 205/75/15 whitewall radials and factory hubcaps. A set of matching fender skirts is included with the car. So here it is, the car that looks vintage and drives modern with all the comfort and convenience features you want. No excuses, no wishing for something that isn't there, just a handsome, unusual Merc hardtop that drives even better than it looks. The price is a fraction of the build cost and you can get in and enjoy it immediately without a second thought. If you're a driver, that's really all that matters. Call now! Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Mercury Monterey
  • Listing ID:CC-1461612
  • Price:$29,900
  • Location:Macedonia, Ohio
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Monterey
  • Exterior Color:Bloomfield Green
  • Interior Color:Green and white vinyl
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:2706
  • Stock Number:118010
  • VIN:54LA38887M

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Harwood Motors, LTD.
1333 Highland Rd
Macedonia, OH 44087