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1954 Mercury Sun Valley


1954 Mercury Sun Valley Specifications
Though the 1954 Mercury Sun Valley didn't sell particularly well at the time (only 9,761 units), collectors avidly seek them out now.
Though the 1954 Mercury Sun Valley didn't sell particularly well at the time (only 9,761 units), collectors avidly seek them out now.
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The 1954 Mercury Sun Valley, along with its compatriot the Ford Crestliner, redefined the term "visibility" in the 1950s auto world. Unfortunately, the problems that came along with a plastic roof ultimately doomed the model. Check out the 1954 Mercury Sun Valley specifications below.

Specifications

Engines: ohv V-8, 256 cid (3.62 × 3.10), 161 bhp

Transmissions: 3-speed manual; overdrive Merc-O-Matic optional

Suspension, front: independent, coil springs, tube shocks

Suspension, rear: live axle, leaf springs, tube shocks

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 118.0

Weight (lbs): 3,538

Top speed (mph): 100

0-60 mph (sec): 14.0-15.0

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