1954 Mercury Monterey Special Custom Convertible
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
Alongside Ford, the Mercury line also received a complete redesign heading into the 1952 model year. Mercurys now sported a taller, square shape with a larger greenhouse, curved windshield, and an entirely new grille and brightwork were employed. The Monterey, which was introduced in 1950 as a body style in the Mercury Eight series, became its own model in 1952 positioned above the Custom nameplate. A convertible and sedan joined the popular hardtop coupe, with all initially being powered by the Ford Flathead V8 producing 125 horsepower. The 1954 model year debuted “the great new heart of the 1954 Mercury” – a brand-new overhead-valve Ford “Y-Block” V8 rated at 161 horsepower featuring a four-barrel Holley carburetor. Mid-1950s Montereys remain a popular choice among collectors for their modest proportions compared to later years, nice period color schemes, and easy everyday drivability.
Jerry Ferguson, a member of the United States Navy and a co-founder of Biomet Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of musculoskeletal orthopedic implants and products, was known for his entrepreneurial drive and generosity. He was also an enthusiast of all things 1950s, from music to automobiles. Pursuing his love affair with the automobile, in 1984 Ferguson established the Classic Car Centre of Warsaw, Indiana, a company dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of mid-century American Classics. In operation until his return to Biomet in 1993, today Hagerty Marketplace is proud to offer The Ferguson Collection, comprising the long-hidden remaining inventory and personal collection of Jerry Ferguson.
Offered from The Ferguson Collection
Finished in red over a two-tone red and black vinyl interior
Power-operated black canvas soft top with red pinpoint binding
Powered by a 161-horsepower, 256 cu-in, overhead-valve V8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission
Fine restoration featuring excellent chrome trim, a sanitary engine bay, restored dashboard and interior chrome, fender skirts, and a continental kit with stainless trim and body-color cover
Equipped with four-way power front seats, power windows, and an AM radio
Solid, straight body
15-inch steel wheels with matching red and chrome wheel covers, mounted with Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whitewall tires
Available for the first time in 33 years
This Monterey Special Custom Convertible is offered with the five-digit odometer currently showing just over 25,600 miles at the time of listing; however, the true mileage is unknown
Chrome bumpers, front and rear
Front bumper grille guards
Dual exterior rearview mirrors
Bench seats, front and rear
Two-spoke steering wheel
Dual windshield wipers
Horizontal 110-mph speedometer
Locking glove box
Four-wheel drum brakes
Dual exhaust outlets
Please note that all of the lots in The Ferguson Collection are offered in non-running condition after being stored without operation in a climate-controlled facility for at least 10 years. As a result, the lots will benefit from additional mechanical attention before being driven to address any imperfections associated with long-term storage or individual preferences. All lots are sold as is, where is.
Some paint chips and touch-up paint are visible along the edge of the hood
Some rust repair noted at the rear trunk floor
Matching black canvas top boot cover
Spare wheel and tire
Partial service records
This Monterey Special Custom Convertible was acquired by The Ferguson Collection circa 1990.
A Broad Arrow Group Consignment Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner of this vehicle
Contact: Donnie Gould Phone: 954.647.0779 email: email@example.com
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