1953 Mercury Monterey Convertible 255/125 HP flathead V-8 engine


Description


Final year for the flathead V-8
Frame-off restoration
255/125 HP flathead V-8 engine
Merc-O-Matic transmission
Finished in Bittersweet with Tan top
Two-tone Orange and White interior
Split bench seat
Power convertible top
Electric clock
Full size wheel covers
Wide Whitewall tires
The two-tone orange and white interior features the famous two-tone dashboard and matching steering wheel. Rolling on wide whitewall tires wrapping steel Bittersweet-painted wheels with full-width polished hubcaps, the Mercury packs a 255/125 HP flathead V-8 engine beneath the hood, backed by a Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission, which together power the upscale Monterey down the road with a degree of effortless ease. Passengers will adore the split-back bench seat, power convertible top, electric clock, AM radio, ornate steering wheel and spacious interior. Indeed a seldom-seen automobile, the Mercury Monterey impressed the world with high style, exceptional performance, extensive creature comforts and a fair price—all of which spelled trouble for the competition.
Taking it up a notch, Mercury introduced the Monterey line in 1952. Offering a healthy dose of standard features and luxury amenities, the Monterey was initially only available as a coupe, and it knocked on the Lincoln Cosmopolitan’s door offering nearly the same levels of comfort and sharing the same basic body structure. It was all good for Mercury, but a little upsetting to Lincoln and its customers. For 1953, Mercury established the Monterey as a standalone model line complete with a sedan, station wagon, convertible and, of course, the coupe. Always intended to be an upscale offering, Mercury restyled the Monterey inside and out for 1953, one of its most unique features likely being the heater-defroster controls, which were levers on a flat plane to the left of the steering wheel, lending it a certain aircraft feel.
1953 Mercury Monterey Convertible 255/125 HP flathead V-8 engine
$ 13,000.00
Final year for the flathead V-8
Frame-off restoration
255/125 HP flathead V-8 engine
Merc-O-Matic transmission
Finished in Bittersweet with Tan top
Two-tone Orange and White interior
Split bench seat
Power convertible top
Electric clock
Full size wheel covers
Wide Whitewall tires
The two-tone orange and white interior features the famous two-tone dashboard and matching steering wheel. Rolling on wide whitewall tires wrapping steel Bittersweet-painted wheels with full-width polished hubcaps, the Mercury packs a 255/125 HP flathead V-8 engine beneath the hood, backed by a Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission, which together power the upscale Monterey down the road with a degree of effortless ease. Passengers will adore the split-back bench seat, power convertible top, electric clock, AM radio, ornate steering wheel and spacious interior. Indeed a seldom-seen automobile, the Mercury Monterey impressed the world with high style, exceptional performance, extensive creature comforts and a fair price—all of which spelled trouble for the competition.
Taking it up a notch, Mercury introduced the Monterey line in 1952. Offering a healthy dose of standard features and luxury amenities, the Monterey was initially only available as a coupe, and it knocked on the Lincoln Cosmopolitan’s door offering nearly the same levels of comfort and sharing the same basic body structure. It was all good for Mercury, but a little upsetting to Lincoln and its customers. For 1953, Mercury established the Monterey as a standalone model line complete with a sedan, station wagon, convertible and, of course, the coupe. Always intended to be an upscale offering, Mercury restyled the Monterey inside and out for 1953, one of its most unique features likely being the heater-defroster controls, which were levers on a flat plane to the left of the steering wheel, lending it a certain aircraft feel.

Additional information

Make: Mercury
Model: Monterey
Type: Convertible
Year: 1953
Doors: 2
Mileage: 15488
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: White/orange
Exterior Color: Bittersweet
Vehicle Identification Number: 53SL112369M
United States, Illinois, Bloomington
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