Classic Car Catalogue

Mercury 1953


Bahamian – prototype
Contemporary – prototype
Kentucky Colonel – prototype

Monterey Custom Coupé and Custom Four-Door Sedan

 2 Door Sedan  
 2 Door Sport Coupé Hardtop  
 4 Door Sedan  

 2 Door Convertible  
 2 Door Hardtop Coupé  
 4 Door Sedan  
 4 Door Stn Wgn

Three factory custom variations of Mercury production models appeared at the 1953 Chicago show. The 'Bahamian was a Monterey two-door hardtop with a tan body and dark brown roof. Second custom, named 'Contemporary' was an all black convertible. It featured black leather with charcoal and white fabric interior. Third Mercury special was the 'Kentucky Colonel' four-door sedan, painted mint green. The cabin was upholstered in white linen and Milan straw vinyl with mint green welting.

Custom Sedan

Custom Sedan

Monterey Hardtop Coupé

Monterey Station Wagon


Monterey Convertible






World Sportscar Championship entries:
   Carrera Panamericana 23.11.1953 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. class  
75 Monterey   Macias / Hugo Macias fail. T -  
96 Monterey   del Saz A.A. del Saz nc T -  
97 Monterey   Andreini Andreini nc T -  
147 Monterey   C.Aspe C.Aspe 46th T 23rd  
148 Monterey   Aspe / Aspe Hugo Aspe acc. T -  
296 Monterey   Perez / Romero Perez dnf TS -