- below average 20,905
- 23,995 great
- La Vergne, TN
- 2 weeks
- below average 20,905 black manual
The styling and a flathead v8 made it an instant success and continues to make it a desirable collector car. Several key words and phrases that describe this car are; original, survivor, classic, well maintained, repaired, rebuilt, replaced with nos or factory original reproduction, well documented. It shows how a car like this "survives" with proper care and maintenance. Ushering in a new trend that was the precursor of modern automotive styling, this 1950 mercury moved away from running boards and separate fenders, to enclose the full width and length of the car in an uninterrupted envelope. The results are literally a classic design. The suicide doors are a unique, interesting, and fun feature. The original paint is there but hiding under a couple resprays it received during its life. The chrome and trim shows well but is faded a bit as would be expected on a survivor car with the front and rear bumpers being the exception. They have been replaced at some point and shine quite nicely. Above the front bumper is a toothy grill, mercury in script on the hood just under a coat of arms badge, with an awesome hood ornament topping it all off. All those curvy body lines converge smoothly at the back with a trunk emblem and mercury in script over a sharp looking bumper with dual exhaust tips peeking out from under it. The upholstery has been replaced with period correct brown chenille some time ago. It is showing some wear, on the door panels in particular, which are two-tone affairs with polished metal piping dividing the sections and with original door handles and window cranks. The bench seats both front and rear are big and luxurious and in great shape. The headliner is all original, but vinyl flooring has been added in place of the original carpets. The original two spoke steering wheel is a work of art as is the dash board. The dash has been completely rewired with bauer electronics original braided cloth wiring, the speedometer has been rebuilt completely by scotts, the clock replaced with nos (new old stock), and the original tube radio was completely rebuilt. Everything works quite nicely, just like it should. The flathead engine in this car does not show any signs that it has ever been apart or rebuilt. The rest of the systems have been properly maintained, rebuilt, or replaced with originality and proper function as the goals. The history and specs sheet for this car documents the details nicely. When parts were replaced, (like the fuel pump), the original parts were kept and go with the car. The ignition and electrical system benefitted tremendously from the new wiring harness and there are newer belts, hoses, and battery as well as plugs, points, wires, and condenser. The generator has been rebuilt as has the steering system with new king-pins installed, idler arm replaced, and wheel bearings repacked. The master-cylinder has been rebuilt and new brake lines run. The dual exhaust system was added in 2000. The car sits on new 215x75r15 tires all around which make the car ride and drive a lot better than the original biased ply tires. This car is well maintained and functions as it should in all respects.
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