Sun Valley

Needs Finishing: 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley

Many enthusiasts avoid tackling another person’s unfinished project build. There is always a lingering doubt that doing so may open a can of worms. However, when it is a car like this 1954 Mercury Sun Valley, it is a… more»

Rare First Year: 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley

Gauging the relative rarity of some classics can be challenging, although the frequency with which they cross our desks at Barn Finds seems to be a reasonable guide for domestic models. That brings me to this 1954 Mercury Monterey… more»

Two-Year Experiment: 1954 Mercury Sun Valley

FOMOCO had a novel idea in 1954: build a 2-door hardtop with a Plexiglas roof to let the sun in. While a nifty piece of engineering, it wasn’t practical because of the additional heat it brought to its passengers…. more»

See-Thru Roof! 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley

Before there was the Ford retractable hardtop, there were the Ford Crestliner and Mercury Sun Valley hardtops with a see-through roof. It was a 2-year experiment in 1954-55 that was not continued because of the heat the passengers might… more»

Windsor Powered! 1954 Mercury Monterey “Sun Valley”

Mercury has been gone from the American automobile landscape for about ten years now. At one time it was truly a unique brand under the Ford umbrella but over time it slowly lost its identification and became just another… more»

3-Years Only: 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley

Every now and then a classic car will come across our desks here at Barn Finds that will have so many cool features that it is hard to know where to start with them. This 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun… more»

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