The first-generation Monterey really had a terrific premium flair.
You paid extra for a Mercury, and so they showcased this style with
plenty of chrome surrounding every inch. These really had a
distinct look with the grille and the bumper part of an integral
design. And you see the same in the rear where the ends of the
bumper expand to merge with the hint of tailfin. And even the
brightwork details are great, like the full-length trim, hood
ornament merged with a hood scoop, and factory wheel covers with
bright red rings drawing attention to the Mercury logo center. You
can see all of this so vividly because this was restored later in
life. So, the factory-correct Springtime Yellow finish provides a
clean perfect canvas to showcase all these details. More than just
a great total presentation, these are rare. Less than 8,500
convertibles were made in 1953, and how many do you think survived
to look this good 65+ years later? If you really want to be
different at your next collector car event we are pretty sure you
won't meet yourself in this ride. How often do you see a 53 Mercury
with some Old School style today? This unique example is an older
restore that has the look and feel of the car you would have put
together in 1959 for cruising. All exterior chrome looks brand new,
the paint is good and looks fabulous, the engine runs smooth and
sounds great with the dual exhausts with headers and the smithy
mufflers, and boast a cream-colored livery with a cream interior
with black accents along with the fender skirts. It may not be a
big block muscle car but it is certainly a unique car that will
give its new owner a lot of driving fun. Features a quiet, smooth,
detailed rebuilt 239 CI Flathead V8 2 barrel carb with aluminum
edelbrock heads optional Merc-o-matic automatic Transmission,
optional power windows, power Tan hartz cloth convertible top.
Factory Correct Steering Wheel.The battery has been changed over to
12 volt for quick easy starting. Great sounding dual exhaust exit
below the rear bumper with chrome tips. Philco am Push Button Radio
with 6 presets in the dash. (non-working) White Wall Bias ply Tires
color keyed Steel Wheels with Mercury Script center hubcaps. Magic
Aire Heater and Defroster Full factory In Dash Instrumentation.
Outside Chrome Rear View Mirror with interior Rear View Detailed
Engine Bay and Triple Plated Chrome Bumpers with Guards Front and
Rear. This 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible is one of 8,463
manufactured in that model year .
1953 Mercury Monterey
Location:Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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