1952 Mercury Monterey Presenting a veryoriginal, excellent condition '52 Monterey. Solid from top to bottom: The sheetmetal, floors and frame are all good, there's no bad news anywhere. Thisparticular '52 Mercury was displayed in a museum for several years beforeundergoing a mechanical refresh. Today, it's ready to be driven, shown, andenjoyed. This was the first year the Monterey was available as a convertible.Under the hood is a 255 CI Mercury flathead V8, combined with a Merc-O-Maticautomatic transmission. The car has an in-dash clock and push button radio,chrome windshield frame and beltline trim, and both front and rear bumperguards. On the outside are front driving lights, classic full size wheelcovers, and Wide Whitewall tires. Finished in Lakewood Green paint with a Greentop. Boot Green leather interior and White inserts, Aircraft-style levercontrols for the heater/defroster and ventilation controls. In the dash sits a110 MPH speedometer with temperature, fuel, oil and battery gauges. The new model Montereywas part of Ford's company-wide redesign project. The Monterey became its ownmodel in 1952, one year after its initial introduction. It was produced 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. TheMonterey's tasteful styling features a full width front grille, quarter panelbright trim, and imitation front and body side intake grilles.