Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1946 Monarch Tudor Sedan.

To me, the word “monarch” connotes a feeling of class, distinction, and honor. It is a title reserved for the dignitaries and for the elite of society. Do you want to feel like a royal political leader? A Monarch might be the right classic car for you. This burgundy first-year Monarch went through restoration about 10 years ago and is now being offered for sale by a dealership in North Andover, Massachusetts. The auction will end on Tuesday.

Different regions of the world frequently get their own unique product lines (or at least, different product names) when it comes to car companies. My 1996 Acura SLX, for example, was rebadged so many different ways that it was hard to keep track. (It went under nameplates including the Isuzu Trooper, Holden Jackaroo, Opel Monterey, Vauxhall Monterey, Honda Horizon, and Subaru Bighorn. Talk about having an identity crisis!)

Perhaps Ford had a similar approach in mind when it launched the Monarch brand in March 1946 as a Canada-specific nameplate. While sharing body lines with mainstream Ford and Mercury models, the Monarchs had unique grilles, taillights, and trim. In the FoMoCo vehicle hierarchy, a Monarch was slotted just slightly above a Ford in the product lineup. Its lifespan ran from 1946 through 1957, took a year break, and then again from 1959 to 1961.

Today’s featured Monarch originally left the factory finished in Black (paint code M1724), but it was restored much later in life in the current burgundy shade. In a typical 1950s fashion statement, it is accessorized by lots of brightwork for the bumpers, grille, headlight rings, side moldings, and even Mercury-branded hubcaps.

The selling dealer asserts that the car’s 239cid flathead V8 is original, and the engine went through a rebuild in 2020. The three-speed manual transmission is also said to be original. Recent service included work to the carburetor, ignition, and fuel system. The fluids were changed in 2023, so this Monarch is ready to roll to the nearest red-carpet event in style and confidence.

One thing is for sure, since this was a Canada-only offering, you are bound to have one of the more unique cars at your local cruise-in with this machine.

The auction for this 1946 Monarch Tudor Sedan ends Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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