1954 Mercury Monterey Custom Sedan
This car is special. The first thing you will notice is the triple black, single stage black paint. The second thing you will notice is that it is custom all the way.
This make, model, and year Mercury didn't have a continental kit. The owner likes that feature so much that he had the builder stretch the quarter panels 18" in order to accommodate the kit. It also made for a cool look to have the bumpers wrap around and into the quarters. Long and deep wheel skirts hide almost all of the rear wheels. If the car looks too low to the ground, just add some air to the air shocks.
Take a look at the trim, and you will notice that it is not chrome, its polished stainless steel, all around the car, very nice! No expense was spared on this car.
Another thing you will notice is that there are no door handles. Find the hidden electronic switch and you will get in.
Once you're in the vehicle, you will notice the leather faux seats are the most comfortable seats you've ever sat in. The windows are all electric, the brakes are power, the steering is power. Basically, everything in this car lends itself to comfortable cruising.
In the many pictures that we have taken, you will notice the plaque the owner has made up showing every company that had a hand in building the car.
The drive train is all numbers matching with the exception that the engine has been tri-powered plus has a nice big cam instead. The engine is a 312 c.i. Y block with an automatic ABS transmission.
The body was done by Byers Custom Auto
The interior was done by Jaspers Custom upholstery
Chrome plating was done by EFS Co. Inc.
Fabrication, wiring, assembly and all inspiration was done by Ron Chapman of Gig Harbor, Washington.
Matching #'s Engine:
Engine: 312 ci Y Block
4.5 of 5
4.5 of 5