Presenting a very original'52 Monterey, which is in incredible condition. Solid from top to bottom: Thesheet metal, floors and frame are all good, no bad news anywhere. This particular'52 Mercury was displayed in a museum for years before undergoing a mechanicalrefresh and is now ready to be shown and enjoyed. This was the first year theMonterey was available as a convertible. Under the hood is a 255 CI Mercury flatheadV-8, which is coupled with a Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. The car hasan in-dash clock and push button radio, Chrome windshield frame and beltlinetrim, both front and rear bumper guards. On the outside are front drivinglights, classic full size wheel covers, and Wide Whitewall tires. Finished inLakewood Green paint with a Green top. Boot Green leather interior and Whiteinserts, Aircraft-style lever controls for the heater/defroster and ventilationcontrols. In the dash sits a 110 MPH speedometer with temperature, fuel, oiland battery gauges. Thenew model Monterey was part of Ford's company-wide redesign project. TheMonterey became its own model in 1952, one year after its introduction, with ataller and more squared shape than the 1949-51 Ford and Mercury models. Thiswas the most expensive Monterey available in 1952, priced at $2,370. The Monterey'stasteful styling features a full width front grille, quarter panel bright trim,and imitation front and body side intake grilles.