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
1967 Mercury cougar XR7 $21,900.00
Documented Frame-Up Restoration, beautiful factory Inverness green
metallic, green vinyl interior 302 ci engine, Holley 750 cfm 4bbl, polished
Edelbrock aluminum intake, Crane roller cam & rockers, polished aluminum
water pump, ceramic headers, aluminum breather & valve covers, Mallory
Unilite distributor, power steering, power brakes, C4 automatic
transmission with 2200 stall & B&M shift kit, bucket seats with console,
factory tach & gauges, am radio, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with H pipe & stainless tips, factory
rear end, new fuel tank, 245/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial TA rear tires,
215/65R15 fronts, 15" Cragar wheels, Documented 2 Owner car with original
owner's manuals & service records, One Bad Cougar!
Mercury Cars of 1949 to 1951
The Mercury car model has been around since 1939 and was introduced as a
mid range priced vehicle by Edsel Ford.
Cars built between 1949 and 1951, would in later years prove to be very
popular amongst the Hot Rod Car Enthusiasts. They would reshape the steel
to produce cars that would set a new standard for Customized Vehicles.
Early model Mercury cars of 1949 to 1951 had a 90 degree V type, "L" head 8
cylinder engine with a displacement of 255.4 cubic inches. These engines
put out 112 horsepower at 3600 R.P.M.
Later model cars of 1955 replaced the "L" engine with the "Y" block V-8
producing between 188 and 198 horsepower dependant on the
engine type for that year.
This slide show is a part of a series of pictures of cars from different
car shows that I've attended here in Southern California U.S.A.
Ten Second Twins! - Mercury Marauder Massacre!!
After much struggle with video editing software, we finally bring you one
of our favorite duos in recent memory. These Marauders are some of the
quickest we've ever seen!
At the beginning of the video, we have three different cars, the two that
are racing and a third that was also a part of the group. Watch as these
Marauders roll out!
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1970 Mercury Marquis
This car has been sold an replaced with a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gt. I
will have videos of the eclipse soon.
*SOLD* 1967 Mercury Marquis "Back in Black"
What we have here is Black on Black 1967 Mercury Marquis. The options on
this top of the line two door hard top include A/C, Aluminum Wheels, Am/Fm
Radio, Power Brakes, Power Steering, and Seat Belts. The car also features
a Mercury Exclusive 410CID 4BBL/ 330 horse motor and an automatic
transmission. Please, give us a call today at 1-800-231-3616 before this
one gets sold!
1977 Ford Lincoln Mercury Grand Marquis
This is the fourth 1977 Mercury Grand Marquis I've owned since 1985. They
have all had the same drive-train combination: 460 with 2.50 axle ratio. In
the mid-80's when both GM and Ford products had gotten so bad, I was trying
to think of what car in the 70's had consistently had good quality and was
big and powerful as well, short of a Lincoln and I arrived at the
Marquis--a Lincoln in everything but name. I owned my first one from
August of '85 to April of '86, then traded it on an identical yellow one
with 10,000 fewer miles (51,000) and drove it until Nov. 1990 when it had
112,000 miles on it. I traded it for a '72 Mercury Marquis which was nice,
but gave a lot of trouble and got rid of it in 1991 for a '73 Olds 88.
Didn't have another '77 Grand Marquis until October 1998. Back in 2002,
when I was in my third one, a brown one owned from 1998 to 2005, a friend
found this one on eBay, located in Oklahoma, with 41K miles on it, still in
the original family. He won it with a bid of $2,000. I rode with him from
Dallas to Norman, OK to pick it up. It had sat inside the original owner's
garage for nearly ten years. He had it taken to a Lincoln/Mercury
dealership and spent $1,500 having every single thing that deteriorated
with age replaced: all tune-up components, gas tank, tires, you name it, it
was on the invoice. Then he gave it to his son, who tired of it after about
six months and 5,000 miles because of its huge appetite for gasoline. I
drove it part of the way back and instantly realized it was the nicest one
I had ever driven and told my friend to give me first right of refusal if
he ever wanted to sell it. I sold my third one in 2005 and bought this one
in August, 2006 with about 45K miles on it--it now has 50,000 miles. None
of my other GM's had had the dish wheels and I especially wanted one with
them. This car lacks two things that I've seen on all the others I've ever
come across--the rubber bumper protection group, which was an option, and
remote control for the right outside mirror. On the drive back, I
instinctively reached for the lever I always reached for on my other
cars...but there was only an empty space! I can't for the life of me
imagine why something as small as that would not be made standard
equipment. To this day, the car runs flawlessly, returning probably 11 MPG
overall. With 35 years hindsight, it's easy to see now that the
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury automobiles were the best constructed vehicles of the
1970's, a decade known for some of the poorest quality automobiles ever
built. When 1975 arrived, with the redesigned Mercurys and similar Ford
LTD's in place, the company was in such bad financial condition it couldn't
afford another redesign for 1977 as GM was planning, and indeed soldiered
on through the 1978 model year with cars identical to those introduced in
1975. Those 75's were well built with good quality appointments both inside
and out in contrast to the shoddy cars GM and Chrysler were turning out.
Especially GM with its stick-on trim beginning in '74, plastic extensions
that failed within five years, etc. Mercury had enjoyed a much higher trim
level during most of the 70's and even a slightly longer wheelbase than
Fords, much more Lincoln-esque in feel. In '79, Mercury reverted back to
being nothing more than a re-badged Ford, a status it has retained ever
since. Although these cars look the same from '75-'78, each year has a
slightly different standard engine due to the ever changing government
emissions and gas mileage regulations--CAFE was started in 1975. This
applies only to the Grand Marquis--'75 has a 460 standard, '76 has 400
standard with 460 optional, '77 has 460 standard and '78 has a 351 standard
with both 400 and 460's as options. The 460 is the only engine to have--it
was Ford's last and best big block, comprising the 385 engine family of 370
(light trucks only), 429 and 460. They didn't have a lot of horsepower by 1977, but they
still had massive torque. They were designed to be adequate for motor homes
and trucks and are only loafing when driving a 4,700 lb. passenger car. The
400 engine was a replacement for the far superior 390, designed for low
emissions and little else. It has only modest power for its size and none
of the built-in durability of the 429/460 engines. The idea of a 351 engine
in a car this size is ludicrous, but in the late 70's, the companies were
doing everything they could to eke out one or two more miles per gallon in
a government test, but a 351 wold destroy any of the enjoyment potential of
a car of this weight and class.
1975 Mercury Grand Marquis Commercial - Featuring Arthur Hill
Arthur Hill is the spokesperson in this Mercury advertisement. Arthur Hill
was the star of the TV show "Owen Marshall, Counselor of Law" which aired
from 1971 till 1974. The Grand Marquis was completely restyled for 1974
and would remain basically unchanged until the 1979 model year. This
features the "close the door and look at the seat not wobble test"? Now
that's a test I've never seen before!!!! But clearly a sign of quality!
lol This commercial also features older footage of 1973 Mercury vs 1973
1971 Mercury Marquis coupe for sale in Columbus, Ohio.
Too cold to be outside in this godforsaken state to be looking at cars at
this time of year, but I could not resist! Factory 429 2BBL
high-compression engine, and was told that the car will run and drive okay,
however, the gas tank would eventually need to be replaced, for it
leaks(more than likely rusted through in some places), and this is the
reason for the "temporary plumbing" with the plastic gas can under the hood
that is routed to the mechanical fuel pump, and then, of course, the
factory hard fuel line leading directly into the carb. Both rear quarter
panels are pretty badly rusted, and more than likely, both would need to be
replaced. However, the rest of the body seems solid. I was told that the
driver's side cylinder head was removed and a valve job was done, and then
the head was reinstalled with a new head gasket. Again, this was only for
the driver's side. Factory "rim-blow horn" 3-spoke sport steering wheel
with tilt, but the wheel itself needs to be restored, or at least the inner
rubber contract-strip replaced for the horn to work again, for it is
dry-rotted. The car was attempted to be started, but for about 15 minutes
and with multiple trying, no success. The steering column ignition tumbler
sticks and moves slow, but more than likely, a simple, cheap replacement of
the ignition switch, and that would solve the problem. One may speculate
on a simple greasing of the rod between the ignition switch and tumbler
assembly, but my intution tells me that it is really the 41 year-old
original ignition switch that could stand to be replaced. Lastly: YES, I
knew all along that this is a Mercury and not a Lincoln. I don't know what
possessed me to say so, but I blurted out Lincoln. Silbing rivalry anyway.
The History of the Mercury Grand Marquis
Here is the history of the Mercury Grand Marquis from 1975 to present on
photos. ENJOY!!! My car is the second photo on the 1993 section =o)
Music:Pachebel's Canon in D by Isao Tomita.
Mercury Grand Marquis by Ford Motor Company
Backroads Road Rage
Starring a couple of old LTD's!
1974 4-door LTD w/351 - 1976 2-door LTD w/351
$140 dollars for both cars in 1985. They were back lot trade-in as-is
specials (beaters) from dealer in Ottawa, Canada. Filmed with a rented Sony
Betacam in 1985, from the bed of an early 80's El Camino. Just some fun
stuff, my cars so I win fight :)