This 1952 Mercury Monterey convertible comes to us from the
collection of the late Dennis Carpenter, the well-respected Ford
restoration parts supplier here in North Carolina. This Merc was in
his possession for over 50 years. The '52 Mercury models benefited
from an extensive redesign effort that introduced an entirely new
body profile, curved window glass and all new grille/brightwork.
The Monterey became its own unique model and was offered in a
variety of body styles. A convertible model was added, but less
than 5,300 were produced in '52 - this is a rare Merc. This
Monterey convertible was partially restored by the Carpenter team
back to its original glory. The exterior was professionally
re-sprayed Mercury Vassar Yellow and is in very good condition.
There is a generous allotment of chrome, rear fender skirts,
15x5.5" steel wheels w/full chrome discs and wide-white Remington
bias-ply rubber. The original interior is upholstered in
Black/Yellow leather. Power windows and power front seats were
available options in '52 and this Monterey convertible is equipped
with both. Upholstery, door cards, tinted window glass, steering
wheel, carpets - everything is in very good condition. The classic
'50s dashboard holds a full compliment of gauges along with the
original radio (currently not functioning). A power operated
convertible top is in excellent condition. The Monterey is powered
by Mercury's 255ci flathead V8 that was rated at 125hp in 1952. The
engine was rebuilt in the early '80's and a dual exhaust system was
added. The big flathead runs beautifully. Everything under the hood
looks original and the factory 6-volt electrical system works fine.
It is backed by a 2-speed Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. The
chassis is equipped with front coil/rear leaf spring suspension and
the braking system is manual 4-wheel drum. This rare Monterey
convertible is an amazing, mostly-original example of the early
'50s Mercury Monterey brand and belongs in your garage. ALL
VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS".
1952 Mercury Monterey
Location:Concord, North Carolina
Interior Color:Black/ Yellow
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