The first-generation Monterey really had a terrific premium flair. You paid extra for a Mercury, and so they showcased this style with plenty of chrome surrounding every inch. These really had a distinct look with the grille and the bumper part of an integral design. And you see the same in the rear where the ends of the bumper expand to merge with the hint of tailfin. And even the brightwork details are great, like the full-length trim, hood ornament merged with a hood scoop, and factory wheel covers with bright red rings drawing attention to the Mercury logo center. You can see all of this so vividly because this was restored later in life. So, the factory-correct Springtime Yellow finish provides a clean perfect canvas to showcase all these details. More than just a great total presentation, these are rare. Less than 8,500 convertibles were made in 1953, and how many do you think survived to look this good 65+ years later? If you really want to be different at your next collector car event we are pretty sure you won't meet yourself in this ride. How often do you see a 53 Mercury with some Old School style today? This unique example is an older restore that has the look and feel of the car you would have put together in 1959 for cruising. All exterior chrome looks brand new, the paint is good and looks fabulous, the engine runs smooth and sounds great with the dual exhausts with headers and the smithy mufflers, and boast a cream-colored livery with a cream interior with black accents along with the fender skirts. It may not be a big block muscle car but it is certainly a unique car that will give its new owner a lot of driving fun. Features a quiet, smooth, detailed rebuilt 239 CI Flathead V8 2 barrel carb with aluminum edelbrock heads optional Merc-o-matic automatic Transmission, optional power windows, power Tan hartz cloth convertible top. Factory Correct Steering Wheel.The battery has been changed over to 12 volt for quick easy starting. Great sounding dual exhaust exit below the rear bumper with chrome tips. Philco am Push Button Radio with 6 presets in the dash. (non-working) White Wall Bias ply Tires color keyed Steel Wheels with Mercury Script center hubcaps. Magic Aire Heater and Defroster Full factory In Dash Instrumentation. Outside Chrome Rear View Mirror with interior Rear View Detailed Engine Bay and Triple Plated Chrome Bumpers with Guards Front and Rear. This 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible is one of 8,463 manufactured in that model year .
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