The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 127
1954 Mercury Monterey Two-Door Hardtop
$30,800 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
188 hp, 292 cu. in. V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle rear suspension with leaf springs, and four-wheel manual hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119 in.
The 1954 Mercury was given an attractive facelift, starting with a massive combination grille and bumper assembly, which announced the arrival of the “Big M.” Wraparound taillights were used on the redesigned quarter panels, which provided warning to those behind and beside the car. This was also the first year for the two-door hardtop and the first year for the overhead-valve V-8. This 1954 Monterey Hardtop Coupe does a fine job of showing off the new styling, and it received a stunning body-off restoration some years ago. The efforts resulted in an AACA National First Place AACA Award in 1991. The original engine and transmission have been rebuilt, and all exterior stainless trim was professionally buffed. The paint, engine compartment, and undercarriage all show exceedingly well, with minimal aging since the national accolades. Features include overdrive, fender skirts, pushbutton radio, and heater. Uncommon and presented in bold colors, it will stand out wherever it is shown.