Very rare 1950 Cortaro Red Metallic with black top Mercury Monterey coupe. The show quality engine compartment showcases a 255 c.i. flathead V8 engine that runs smooth and power is shifted by a 3 speed manual transmission. Incredible well preserved time bubble car with the original black dash and oxblood, black and tan pin striped interior, which is still under the original plastic covers. The classic spear hood is accented by a gold winged hood ornament above the polished stainless Mercury trim, jeweled grill and beautiful chrome front bumper. Structurally incredible car with all original intact metal from bumper to bumper and rolling on correct steel wheels, Monterey hubcaps and newer wide white wall tires.EXTERIOR: Very nice well preserved Cortaro Red paint Excellent metal structure with great gaps and lines The doors hood and trunk all open and shut easily Beautiful chrome, polished stainless trim and nice original emblemsINTERIOR: Original tri color interior under the original plastic covers Amazing black dash with very nice stainless and chrome trim Headliner is in like new condition Original steering wheel and Mercury horn center Factory AM radioMECHANICS: Show quality engine bay Smooth running 255 c.i. Flathead V8 engine Correct carb. and air cleaner system 3 speed manual transmission Brass top high capacity radiatorUNDERCARRIAGE: Super solid and intactWikipedia Information"The Monterey (model 72C) was introduced in 1950 as a high-end two-door coupe as part of the Mercury Eight series in the same vein as the Ford Crestliner, the Lincoln Lido coupe and the Lincoln Cosmopolitan Capri coupe in order to compete with the hardtop coupes General Motors had introduced the previous model year. Montereys had either a canvas covered top for $2146 or vinyl for $2157. Standard features included leather faced seats, simulated leather headliner, wool carpets, chrome-plated interior garnish moldings, two-toned dashboard, special black steering wheel, fender skirts, dual outside rearview mirrors, full wheelcovers & gold winged hood ornament. For $10 more all leather seats were an option. Two special colors were offered, Turquoise Blue with dark blue top and Cortaro Red metallic with black top. Black with yellow top was also available. Few Montereys were sold."American Dream MachinesAt American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quailty classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.