With an awesome color combo and distinct flathead V8 power, this
1953 Mercury Monterey is quite a desirable cruising classic. 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 upper-level Monterey
coupes were offered exclusively as hardtops, and they showcased
this style with brightwork surrounding every inch of this
pillarless roof. And speaking of brightwork, those bumpers are
going to get plenty of extra attention. Up front is a shining
chrome king that uses its radiance to show off details like the
dagmars and big wraparound style. And we love how the rear one
integrates itself right into the hint of tailfin. The trim tag
tells us this is wearing its correct Yosemite Yellow with India
Black roof. This correctness is essential to this coupe because it
comes from a Mercury collector who both cherished and drove these
classics. And so a correct and driver-ready style is the impression
this one gives. As you look closer at this coupe, it even gets the
details right with the full-length sweeping side trim, whitewall
tires, fender skirts, and the bright hood ornament integrated into
the hood design. It just all makes for a feeling that the designers
got to spend extra time on a premium-level car like the
The two-tone yellow and black interior is a great reason to leave
the windows down on this pillarless hardtop. People will love to
see how this coordinates with the exterior with a premium look
that's intertwined on the door panels, seats, and even the gauges.
It's nicely detailed with bright trim and aircraft-inspired levers.
Even the correct AM radio is still on display, and the under-dash
lights greet you when the door opens. So it really feels like true
classic motoring every time you grab the thin/grippy steering
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. So this one keeps it quite vintage, right down to
the oil bath air grabber and six-volt electrical system. And as
mentioned before, this is coming out of a Mercury collection, so
the vintage feeling is still a strong driver. And it remains a
proper smooth cruiser that includes an automatic transmission and
This distinct Monterey is everything you want in a classic, and
it's offered today at a fantastic price. Don't miss this deal, call
1953 Mercury Monterey
Exterior Color:Yosemite Yellow
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