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For Sale: 1953 Mercury Monterey in Arlington, Texas

Vehicle Description

1953 Mercury Monterey

The Monterey, named after Monterey Bay, was Mercury's flagship mid-range full size vehicle which replaced the Mercury Eight from previous years. It was the only nameplate for Mercury to be continuously produced throughout the 60's. They were produced for over 22 years before a brief hiatus after which the name was revived for a short time in the early 2000s. They were first introduced in 1952 making the 1953 Monterey you see here a very early example of one of these cars. The car is in great shape and has been kept mostly original except for a few upgrades to make it more road friendly. The body is in good shape and rust free. It is painted a Yosemite Yellow with Black top and based on condition we suspect it has been repainted at some point in its past. The original chrome and stainless is all nicely mounted in place and has a good shine. The glass is in good condition as well. The car rides on its original painted wheels with new flipper hubcaps. It also comes with its original rare hubcaps which are in mint condition. They are not in place in our pictures but the painted to match fender skirts also come with the car. The 15 inch wide whitewall tires have plenty of tread left and look perfect on cars of this vintage.

The motor is its original 255 ci Flathead V8 that starts up and runs great. The car has been upgraded to 12 volt and the oil filter system has also been redone. The motor runs strong with no smoking or heating issues. It has new headers with custom dual exhaust and the fuel pump has also been converted to electric. All of those little upgrades result in a smooth running classic with a vintage look but more reliability. The transmission is a 3 speed manual that moves through the gears smoothly. In late 2021 the radiator was flushed out and new anti freeze put in. The brakes and suspension is all the stock set up and are working properly.

The interior is finished out in a two tone Black and White. It has a split bench seat and the upholstery is all in good condition. The headliner, carpet, and door panels are in good shape as well. The dash has a stock layout with its original style gauges, knobs, switches, etc. The car just got a new heater blower motor but still needs a heater core to get it working correctly. The trunk is nicely carpeted and houses the original spare.

The car also comes with a car cover and has always been garage kept. It is being offered up at a very reasonable asking price.

Take it home for $23,500.00!


Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Mercury Monterey
  • Listing ID: CC-1580599
  • Price: $21,500
  • Location:Arlington, Texas
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Monterey
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:7614
  • Stock Number:2232
  • VIN:53LA35637M
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