1954 Mercury Monterey Gasser Coupe 283 V8 Automatic Classic Vintage Collector

  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Monterey
  • SubModel: Gasser
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Gasser
  • Year: 1954
  • Mileage: 1545
  • VIN: 54WA53685M
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 283 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: --
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Options: --

1954 Mercury Monterey Gasser description

This 1954 Mercury Monterey Gasser isn't a car for just anyone, but the guys who were there know that it represents a special time in hot rod history that we'll never see again. Nostalgia being what it is, this cool hardtop fairly accurately re-creates the early '60s drag race experience in a slightly more user-friendly form that you can actually drive and enjoy on the street today. With a frame-off built and more than $40,000 in receipts,... this wasn't a half-hearted project but rather a labor of love. If you were there, you will instantly recognize the look and while you don't see many Mercury Gassers, it certainly looks good dressed for combat. The body was smoothed and straightened, with many of the details being removed, including the door handles, side trim, and hood scoop/ornament. Nevertheless, it's still easy to spot its Mercury DNA, from the faired-in headlights to the distinctive shape of the rear fender and quarter panels, to the taillights, which are some of the most beautiful of the era. The paint has a good shine, almost too good to be a race car, but that's kind of the point with this car. There's not much chrome, and even the rear bumper has been painted to give it an industrial-strength look. Really, the only thing missing is some door art and a few larger sponsor decals, and suddenly it's 1962 all over again. At first glance, you'd think this is race car throughout, but then you notice just how beautifully crafted the interior really is. Sure, there are race-grade bucket seats with 5-point harnesses and a roll cage, but there's also a beautifully stitched headliner, gorgeous door panels that look straight out of the '50s, and a bright red dashboard with plenty of chrome trim. A custom billet aluminum insert hoses a full array of gauges and there's a monster tach up top where it'll do the most good. As a nod to civility, there's also a center console with cup holders and an AM/FM/CD stereo system with remote control. The windows are Lexan and can be completely removed and the trick shifter manages a PowerGlide 2-speed automatic transmission, which has long been the transmission of choice for drag racers. The trunk isn't for storage any longer, now housing a custom fuel cell and a pair of auxiliary jerry cans, just in case. The original Y-block just wouldn't hold up to the stresses of the track, so there's a more familiar 283 cubic inch Chevy V8 in its place. With an .030 overbore, 9:1 compression, high output heads, and an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, it's plenty potent but also docile enough to be friendly on the street. It runs on pump gas and definitely has a race-ready look with heavy-duty ignition wires and chrome open-element air cleaner. Red paint on the block is a nod to its FoMoCo history, but that's the only thing Blue Oval under the hood. The aforementioned PowerGlide feeds what might be the original 3.59-geared rear end, which hangs on leaf springs augmented with traction bars. Speedway Motors supplied the straight axle kit and there's a Vega steering box which works well. Disc brakes, custom fender well headers and side pipes, and modern shocks add up to a car that's traditional but still usable. Weld skinnies and fat Torque Thrusts have that old-school look and carry suitable big-n-little radials to complete the look. This car isn't for everyone, we know that. But if you were there and respect the era, this car will take you back without forcing you to go full race. Call today!

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1954 Mercury Monterey Gasser Coupe 1954 Gasser Used Automatic
  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Make: Mercury
  • Exterior color: White
  • Engine: 283 V8
  • Year: 1954
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Mileage: 1545
1954 Mercury Monterey Hardtop 256CI 3 Speed Manual Classic Vintage Collector
  • Location: Lutz, Florida, United States
  • Type: Hardtop
  • Make: Mercury
  • Exterior color: Bittersweet
  • Engine: 256CI
  • Year: 1954
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Mileage: 76038
1954 Mercury Monterey Gasser 1545 Miles White Coupe 283 V8 Automatic
  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Type: Coupe
  • Make: Mercury
  • Exterior color: White
  • Engine: 283 V8
  • Year: 1954
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Mileage: 1,545
1953 Mercury Monterey 400 V8 3 Speed Automatic Classic Vintage Collector
  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Type: --
  • Make: Mercury
  • Exterior color: White
  • Engine: 400 V8
  • Year: 1953
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Mileage: 94649
1956 Mercury Monterey Hardtop 312 V8 Automatic Classic Vintage Collector
  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Type: Hardtop
  • Make: Mercury
  • Exterior color: Yellow
  • Engine: 312 V8
  • Year: 1956
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Mileage: 77807
1954 Mercury Monterey Hardtop 302 V8 3 Speed Automatic Classic Vintage Collecto
  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Type: Hardtop
  • Make: Mercury
  • Exterior color: Black
  • Engine: 302 V8
  • Year: 1954
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Mileage: 14428
Vintage 1954 Mercury Monterey Classic Hardtop
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States
  • Type: Sedan
  • Make: Mercury
  • Exterior color: Green
  • Engine: 256 Y Block
  • Year: 1954
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Mileage: 94,000
Vintage 1954 Mercury Monterey Classic Hardtop RUNNING & DRIVING GREAT; GD LOOKS
  • Location: Sparta, Tennessee, United States
  • Type: Sedan
  • Make: Mercury
  • Exterior color: Green
  • Engine: 256 Y Block
  • Year: 1954
  • Transmission: AUTOMATIC
  • Mileage: 54,497