The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 223
1951 Mercury Monterey Convertible
$53,900 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
112 hp, 255.4 cu. in. V-8 engine, three-speed overdrive transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, leaf spring rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 118 in.
Very few, true 1951 Mercury convertibles are to be found in today’s market. This example is a rare opportunity to own one of the best. Painted in sleek black with a matching cloth top, this convertible is presented with a very desirable red and black LeBaron-Bonney interior. It is very well appointed with features such as dual chrome exterior spot lights, a power top, fender skirts, curb feelers, and wide whitewall tires. The top and leather upholstery have excellent fit with minimal wear from use and are complemented by the dash and gauges, which also show very well. Beneath the hood, the flathead eight has been cosmetically restored and is quite clean, and the overdrive three-speed transmission is a real bonus. Overall, this is a high quality driver finished in an outstanding color scheme with all the best options and accessories.