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1953 Mercury Monterey 2-Door Convertible
Model Year History Overview:
Ford Motor Company was the only maker to introduce completely new styling for 1952 and Mercury received the same sort of tight, clean lines as that year’s Lincoln. Wheelbase was unchanged.  The flathead V-8 was retained with power boosted to 125 hp by a higher compression ratio.  This new styling with refinements was carried over in 1953 along with some model shuffling, and emerged with two series; the Custom and the Monterey.  Monterey’s were the upscale models, Mercury’s had an interesting dashboard with aircraft-type toggle levers for heating and ventilation flanking a central gauge cluster.
Professional frame-off restoration in 2001, driven only 1,500 miles since restoration.  Powered by a modern Ford OHV V-8 engine with an automatic transmission.  Odometer reads actual miles.  Solid body with excellent yellow paint.  The tan leather interior adds to the beauty.  Loaded with options, even the power convertible top is fully operational.
This is a mild customized restoration with a modern power plant,
automatic transmission and upgraded leather interior.

Total 1953 Mercury Car Production:  305,863
Total 1953 Monterey Convertible Production:   8,463
Originally Sold To: N/A
Vehicle Mileage: 39,061 miles (Original)
MSRP:  $2,390.00

Stock Number: C 110

1953 Mercury Monterey 2-Door Convertible
VIN Number:  53ME37758M
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color: Yellow
Convertible Top:  Tan Canvas
Interior Trim:  Tan Leather
Engine: 302 CID Ford OHV V-8
4-Barrel Carburetor
134 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 4.00” X 3.00”
Transmission:  C-6 - 3-Speed Cruise-O-Matic

  • AM/FM Cassette Radio
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Dual Spotlight
  • Power Top
  • Power Steering & Brakes
  • Air Conditioner
  • Dual Outside Mirrors
  • Wide Whitewall Tires
  • Tilt Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Late Model Leather Twin-Comfort Lounge Seats w/Front Recliners
  • Continental Spare Tire Kit
  • Fender Skirts
  • Kelsey Hayes-Type Wire Wheels

Weight: 3,585 LBS
Wheelbase: 118.0 Inches

Stock Number: C 111

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