With its cool coordination, unique style, and a touch of hot rod flair, this 1951 Mercury Monterey is a distinct and attention-grabbing V8 cruiser you're going to love.
Mercurys just seem to always get noticed. As the premium end of Ford's lineup, these upper-level Monterey coupes had the kind of style that makes them ultra-desirable on the custom car scene. This one seems to get the mix right where you can instantly see there was an investment in uniqueness, but it also retains all the right vintage style. The best place to see it is on the front bumper. It's a true chrome king with a double-hump style the incorporates the grille. There's even a jet-inspired overrider leading the way. And it is all mirror-like, so the ladies will use it to check their makeup. The other reason why they'll be thinking about applying lipstick is thanks to the glossy maroon paint. There's plenty of classic style in the fender skirts and black vinyl roof. This is joined by custom elements like the color-matched sun visor, dual spotlights, etched glass, dual exhaust tips, and Caddy hubcaps now with Mercury logos. The lowered stance really gives this sleek coupe a great profile without jeopardizing the ride quality.
The same red and black two-tone you love on the exterior is continued inside the coupe. It looks especially nice on the door panels where it's equal parts premium and sporty. The same goes for the two-tone seats with their tuck and roll-like style. There's plenty of room for family and friends in this coupe, but this Mercury is also pleasing just when cruising solo. You'll enjoy the classic steering wheel, art deco dash, and column shifter. Plus, the full auxiliary gauge trio is a sign of some extra fun under the hood.
Ford's flathead V8 is always a great sight to see. Everything looks quite tidy here, including those dual hoses doing a 90-degree dive into the motor. Plus, this one keeps this coupe's theme of hot rod flair with great performance pieces like the Offenhauser heads, dual carbs, headers feeding the dual exhaust. You really get to enjoy the V8 power and its soundtrack to the fullest thanks to the three-speed manual transmission. As you look at the clean undercarriage photos, it really proves they invested all around the car.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the distinctive classic that's a well-coordinated balance of premium and sporty. That makes for an irresistible icon.