Take a look at this veryoriginal '52 Monterey, which is in exceptional condition all around. Absolutelysolid from top to bottom: The sheet metal, floors and frame are all solid, nobad news. This particular '52 Mercury was actually displayed in a museum formany years before undergoing a mechanical refresh and is now ready to be shownand enjoyed. This was the first year for the Monterey convertible. Under thehood is a 255 CI Mercury flathead V-8, which is married to a Merc-O-Maticautomatic transmission. The car has an in-dash clock and push button radio,Chrome windshield frame and beltline trim, both front and rear bumper guards.On the outside are front driving lights, classic full size wheel covers, andWide Whitewall tires. Finished in Lakewood Green paint with a Green top. BootGreen leather interior and White inserts, Aircraft-style lever controls for theheater/defroster and ventilation controls. In the dash sits a 110 MPHspeedometer with temperature, fuel, oil and 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.