Back To The '50's!
- New top
- Bucket seats
- Electric windows
- 350 automatic transmission
- 1967 Fairlane 2.79 gear ratio
- 327 General Motors engine
- 8 inch rear end
- Ez wiring
- Crane elec ignition
- 1970's Chevy steering column
- Color… Sherwin Williams maroon base w clear coat
- Volare front end
- 2 inch drop spindles
- Air shocks
- Side stainless strip from 54 Mercury
- Front bumper from 53 Mercury
- Center front bumper section from 54 Mercury
- 54 Mercury Tail lights and bumper
- Air Conditioning
- Hand painted pinstriping
- $10,000 invested in the power convertible top alone!
Imagine yourself heading to the drive-in theater to watch The Creature From the Black Lagoon while Earth Angel by The Penguins plays on the radio. The year is 1954 and John Wayne is probably the most popular person in America. Imagine you're having the time of your life driving a drop top Merc.
Everyone has a favorite decade and we happen to love the 1950's. Popular from that era was the Ford Sunliner. Though this coupe likely served as a family commuter it's undergone many changes since that time. Firstly notice the bright top against the deep maroon finish. The previous owner put $10k in new cloth and mechanics. And it operates effortlessly. You'll also want to check out the hand painted pinstriping. It has just the right touch in various places like the dash and around the antenna area.
But what really separates this car are the design touches. For example, notice the door handles have been shaved off. Opening the door requires a tap of your foot on the door popper below the running board. It works like a charm. All the chrome has been removed from the nose and deck. And if you've been looking carefully, you'll also see the headlights and tail lights are “frenched”. But a really sharp Ford Mercury guru will also notice the front bumper is off a '53 Mercury while the center section is from a '54. The tail lights and rear bumper are off a '54.
The interior keeps the same theme as the exterior. Upgraded bucket seats are wrapped in bright white and maroon materials. A 1970's era Chevrolet steering column replaces the original version making the driving experience much more pleasurable. And speaking of driving, under the hood is a General Motors 327 power plant. A 350 automatic transmission delivers that power to a 1967 Ford Fairlane 279 gear ratio making this custom car one you'll enjoy taking to the drive-in theater!
At the Motor Car Group, we're enthusiasts first. We want you to enjoy your new car from the minute it's delivered and the trailer door drops. Before a car leaves our shop, it's gone through comprehensively, both visually and mechanically. We do more than just kick the tires, though: We road test (if the weather permits us here in Cleveland!) and polish it inside and out.
We're proud of our inventory and do our best in describing each example as accurately as possible. As with all classic cars, it can be difficult to know the true miles and history. Further, what one person sees is a gem, another person might not. So before making an investment, we encourage you to hire the services of a private inspector for a third party opinion. After all, we want you to be happy with your car for years to come!
No matter where you'd like your car shipped to, let us make the arrangements. We've shipped cars all over the world. Delivering your new ride in an enclosed carrier is nothing new for us. We'd be honored to arrange all the logistics for you! Every car we sell, from Sunday drivers through the rarest exotics, is meant to be driven-get out there!
If you have any questions before, during or after the sale, do not hesitate to contact us. It's what we're here for! Call us at (440) 914-0000, write to us at email@example.com or stop by and see the new shop at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway, Solon OH 44139. We're 26 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and we can pick you up when you come to inspect or purchase your car.
We welcome any prospective buyers, their buyer's agents or inspectors from Monday through Friday during business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. We're car people who love what we do, and you'll feel it from the first time you contact us. Give the R&H crew the opportunity to serve you: Our passion and attention to detail set us apart!