The intent of the author in the following pages is to gather together in one place enough information to allow a restorer to complete a restoration of a first series Monarch with a high level of accuracy. Out of necessity we have limited ourselves to the differences that exist between the Monarch and its corporate siblings, the Ford and Mercury.
More than fifty years have passed since Ford of Canada Sales Manager Rhys M. Sale announced the new Monarch on March 23, 1946. As a result of this passage of time, much information has been either lost or blurred and has consequently been very difficult to gather. Where uncertainty remained after a committee review, a subscript has been included. As accurate information becomes available, this Guide Book will be updated.
Barry S. Moore