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First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

 
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    Three factory custom variations of Mercury production models appeared at the 1953 Chicago Auto Show. Seen in this photo is the 'Bahamian,' a Monterey two-door hardtop with a special tan body and dark brown roof. The second custom was an all black convertible named 'Contemporary' that featured a five-passenger interior upholstered in black leather with charcoal and white fabric. Third Mercury special was the 'Kentucky Colonel' four-door sedan, finished in a mint green paint, complimented by a cabin done up in white linen and Milan straw vinyl with mint green welting.