Celebrating the end of an era, this 1953 Mercury Custom is a truly
distinct cruising classic with a great flathead V8 under the hood.
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 love to look brighter
and more intricate than the mainstream. So it's great that they
took the time to make a later investment in the brightwork. The
bumpers shine like true chrome kings, and the designers did a great
job of integrating them. That's why the front helps from the
grille, and in the rear, it's an almost seamless integration into
the hint of tailfin. That's true classic style. It all looks
distinct against the factory-correct Sherwood Green. This has been
resprayed later in life to have a nice metallic glow, but it has
aged correctly to not look too flashy. It just feels like a
dignified premium cruiser. That's also because it has the right
with full-length sweeping side trim, whitewall tires, fender
skirts, factory hubcaps, and the bright hood ornament integrated
into the hood design.
The sea of green continues inside. It has an intricate style with
the deep green cloth and a nice green/gray tweed mix that's
intertwined on the seats and doors. This was a later restoration
that had an eye for originality. You see it everywhere from the
trim on the doors to the AM radio that's still there for display.
And the heater controls look like they were borrowed from a
contemporary jet fighter. So it really feels like true classic
motoring every time you grab the thin/grippy steering wheel.
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 remains quite stock and correct from the
air grabber to the generator. And the column-shifted three-speed
manual transmission gives you proper control over the motor with a
terrific vintage feel.
This car comes from a family collection of Mercurys, and you can
see the difference it makes in a carefully correct presentation of
this classic. Don't miss this deal, call today!
1953 Mercury Custom
Exterior Color:Sherwood Green
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