1954 Mercury Monterey

Condition: Used
Make: Mercury
Model: Monterey
Type: Sedan
Doors: 4
Year: 1954
Color: Black
Engine: 4.6 Liter V8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
Air conditioning

Description for Mercury Monterey 1954

If you've always wanted to own a police car, ut maybe not one of those that you get at a surplus auction, his 1954 Mercury Monterey might just be the ticket. An old-school look combined with modern police car power from a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor makes this a cool black-and-white that can actually run with the big dogs.Fresh from a frame-off, ost-no-object restoration, his car looks like a million bucks. I doubt they were making police cars this nice, ven in 1954, ith glossy paint and exceptionally good panel alignment that's far better than you'd expect from a car destined for a life of public service. Every inch of bodywork was smoothed and restored, nd they didn't make any modifications, o all the original trim remains in place. They probably didn't use a top-of-the-line Monterey as a police cruiser, ut it sure looks good, oesn't it? The white doors and top give it a traditional police car vibe and with the red gumball up top (fully functional, y the way), t definitely looks the part. It's also got twin spotlights, whip antenna on the deck, nd correct-looking badges on the doors. Even though this sucker's 60 years old, bet it makes other drivers step on their brakes as it cruises by.Black and white vinyl inside is the kind of low-maintenance upholstery that you'd expect in a car destined to work for a living. It's beautifully done, ith simple patterns that are exactly right in a car from the '50s. Matching door panels look dressy without being over-done, nd it's plenty comfortable in front and in back. The steering wheel and most of the dashboard are original equipment, ut the gauges have been upgraded with modern Stewart-Warner dials. You also get period accessories like a vintage Motorola 2-way radio, iren, nd yes, he mannequin in back is included with the car. The original AM radio is still in the dash and it's been fitted with A/C that's fully functional, ith vents discreetly hidden out of sight under the dash and with controls in the glove box. The trunk is truly massive and comes fully upholstered with black carpets that look great.A 2004 Ford Crown Victoria from the North Carolina Highway Patrol with only 11,000 miles lost its life and donated its heart to this project. The installation is ultra-clean, nd even the wide OHC V8 sits neatly in the Mercury's engine bay. With fuel injection, t starts and runs beautifully, nd all the original hardware means that your local Ford dealer can service it. It's linked to the Crown Vic's original 4-speed automatic transmission, o it's a brilliant highway cruiser, nd if you look around underneath, ou'll see this was a frame-off restoration. A custom A-arm front suspension with power rack-and-pinion steering was installed up front and there's a disc brake at all four corners. Flowmaster supplied a custom dual exhaust system that sounds fairly predatory and the 9-inch Ford rear end runs 3.27 gears so it never feels like it's working very hard. Custom 15-inch steel wheels with dog dish style hubcaps complete the police car look and carry fat 215/60/15 front and 225/70/15 rear blackwall radials.We've all wanted to own a police car at some point, hy not own one with some style? Beautifully built, ery fast, nd totally finished, his is a dream come true at a price that's a fraction of the build cost. Call now!