SOLD 1950 Mercury Coupe Hot Rod for sale by Corvette Mike Anaheim California 92807
1950 Mercury Custom Coupe Candy Apple Red w/White interior. If you get a bunch of gearheads in a room together and they get to talking about what the ultimate hot rod is, inevitably there will be three constants on the list; the '32 Ford Hi Boy Roadster, the '32 Ford 3 window coupe and the subject of this ad; the iconic '50 Merc coupe. The quintessential lead sled; the Merc defined the full bodied hot rod in the '50's. Its flowing lines were a vast canvas on which customizers could practice what was a fairly new art form back in the late '40's, early 50's. Chopped, channeled, frenched and decked. That's what you did if you wanted your Merc to stand out in a crowd! And the sled being offered here does that in spades! Designed to emulate customs made famous by legends like Sam and George Barris, Gene Winfield and many others, this rolling piece of art has all of the elements mentioned above, in addition to being wrapped in stunning Candy Apple Red paint, white tuck and roll interior with a multi-carb'd Flathead under the hood! Held in a vast private collection consisting of only the finest custom automobiles, the work was done by Steve's Auto Restorations using elements of Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac, Olds & Kaiser. The hardtop body has no "B" pillar, the headlights have been "Frenched", hood corners have been rounded and of course it wouldn't be a '50's custom without Appleton spots! The interior features white "Tuck and Roll", laminated plastic knobs and a '57 Olds steering wheel, power steering, a hidden audio system and solenoid operated doors, windows and trunk The business end features a full dress Motorhead City 1950 Flathead engine featuring an Offenhauser intake and heads and three Stromberg '97 carbs. House of Color supplied the Candy Apple over Gold exterior and "Von Dutch" style pinstriping. Wides whites with full Cadillac wheel covers completes the deal! It's an investment grade custom that spells upside in it's fortunate new owners future. It was good enough for James Dean! Stk #N/A
1950 Mercury Custom - Gateway Classic Cars St. Louis - #6640
#6640 For sale in our St. Louis showroom is a 1950 Mercury custom build that is breath taking from every angle. Midnight black paint surrounds the ever-bending body lines finally wrapping in towards the two tone black and white Ultimate leather interior. Up close and personal you'll swear the build happened weeks ago. That's because the build has just 1,304 miles on it. The customization has more than we can list but we'll cover 95% of it. The top has been professionally chopped and the bottom has been updated with modern suspension. From the wiring to the interior this car is essentially new. In addition to the chopped top, the rear pan has been rolled at the back of the car behind the bumper, frenched headlights, peep mirrors and 1957 Cadillac hubcaps with new Diamond wide white wall tires that won't yellow. Some of the more custom touches include triple lake pipes, a shaved and peaked hood, dummy spotlights with push button door poppers for the shaved doors, a custom and very rare 1953 Desoto front grille, shaved trunk deck, bubble skirts for the rear wheels and 1959 Cadillac taillights. As cool as this car is, you'll be even cooler thanks to a Vintage Air unit providing cold A/C. Power seats will help you find the perfect seat position while a IDIDIT tilt steering column and a Lokar shifter help you stay in control. The dash is a 1949 Mercury and includes rebuilt and updated gauges with bright white lighting for a great look. Other interior lighting is also bright white and with the flip of a switch you will also have a red glow under the dash. Under dash vents and controls are in place in order to not cut into the original dash. New black and white roll and pleat interior, new headliner, new glove box, extra show floor mats for car shows and new sill plates. The trunk is finished in similar fashion with custom interior with new carpet. Under the hood is truly amazing! If the custom fabricated sheet metal in the engine compartment doesn't impress you, well you're probably not a car person. The air cleaner and inner fender covers are custom made for this car and are painted in a high gloss black finish to match the exterior. The air cleaner cover was made to compliment the peaked hood. Job well done! Most everything else under the hood is either chrome or polished for that ultimate show car look. Power comes from a stout yet user friendly Chevy 350 V8 sending power through a TH-350 automatic transmission and back to a Ford 9" rear end housing new axles. The build included new engine and transmission mounts. Easy maneuverability is accomplished with Fatman Fabrications stage two power rack and pinion steering and also include front and rear sway bars. Among other things the car was also fitted with a new gas tank, electric fuel pump and a new wiring harness. This car was shipped to Fatman Fabrications in Charlotte to have all mechanical work completed. All restoration work was done by a professional car shop. No shortcuts were taken. This is a beautiful car completed by the best craftsmen the seller could find. The man who did the paint work has had over 95 vehicles published in magazines. You will be proud to drive and own this car. For more information on becoming the proud new owner, call our STL sales team at 618-271-3000 or visit our STL showroom. To view HD photos and video, visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com Want to connect with us? Here’s how: Website: http://www.GatewayClassicCars.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GatewayClassicCars Google+: https://plus.google.com/117279883240095539866/posts Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/gatewayclassics/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gatewayclassics YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/GatewayClassicCars Don't forget to subscribe to our channel to see more videos of some of the greatest classic, collectible, and exotic cars the world has to offer.
1950 Mercury - A Special Filming - Lombard Car Show
A small world when you run into friends of our spokeswoman Jen. We finally met and have a special look at this recently released modification and custom ride - a 1950 Mercury