AUTOS: Glass Top

The Ford Motor Co. showed off its 1954 Mercury this week and gave the rest of the medium-priced field something to shoot at: a sleek new hardtop model named the Sun Valley. The top over the front seat is made of clear plastic, tinted to lessen the sun's glare; the back half is steel. Mercury first tried out its new top on a pair of experimental cars, found that the public liked it well enough for mass production. Factory list price on the Sun Valley (with such standard accessories as heater, radio, directional...

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