12.4 @ 116mph. 10-12-08 @ MMM 75 or so degrees out. Still on street tires, so first gear is 1/2 throttle till about 4500rpm, then 3/4 throttle till I get to second gear. Car is an 03 Marauder with a VT 324 big bore stroker, Paxton Novi 2000, American Racing long tube headers, quite a but more but I'm too lazy to type it all.
1949 Mercury Lead Sled Test Drive Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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This professional build was completed January 1, 2005. There are 17,500
miles on the build. The previous owner bought the car after the build was
completed. The car has over $65k invested in it. The previous owner spent
$15,000 in 2008 to upgrade the engine compartment to what it looks like
today. The shop that did the restoration was called Ray's Fabrication &
Development (they have closed since then). The car has spent all its life
in the San Diego area to the best of the owner's knowledge.
2 huge 3-ring binders documenting the entire restoration, photographs,
receipts, manuals, awards and a matching shirt are included in the sale.
Chevrolet 402ci Bored .040 Over to 408ci Block
'76-'79 Lincoln Versailles 9" Open Rear End with 2:75 Gear Ratio
Dual Quad Weber 500cfm Carbs
Edelbrock Performer Dual Quad Air Gap Intake Manifold
Power 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Vintage Air Conditioning
Lokar Kick-Down Kit
Fabricated Drive Shaft
Edelbrock Black Classic Dual Quad Air Cleaner and Valve Covers
GM HEI Ignition
East Coast Auto Electric Super-Mini 120amp Alternator
Custom Aluminum Fan Shroud
7 Blade Clutch Fan, Painted Black
Rod Factory Flat Black Olympic Coated Shorty Headers
2.5" Aluminized Dual Exhaust
'70-'81 Camaro IFS
Performance Parallel Leaf Springs
Custom Modified Transmission Access
Trunk Mounted Optima Battery
Custom Aluminum Gas Tank and Straps
1949 Mercury Original Body and Frame
PPG Black Pearl Base Coat/Clear Coat with White Pearl Tribal Flames
3M Paint Protection Film "Clear Coat" Bra and Visor
Gorgeous Chrome Bumper
Original Stainless Steel Grille
Stock Tail Lights
Shaved Hood, Trunk, Door Handles
Keyless Entry (Rolls Down Window and Trunk Popper)
Fiberglass Front Valance
Doors Fit Beautifully
Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid
Fender Skirts Removed
Budnik Famosa Wheels - 15x7 Front, 15x10 Rear
BF Goodrich Tires - 225/60/15 Front, 295/50/15 Rear
Beautiful Undercoating on Original Floors
Powder Coated Frame, Dove Gray Color
Original X-Frame is Solid
Rockers are Gorgeous
Custom Grey Leather Interior
6 Way Driver Seat, 2 Way Passenger Seat
Classic Instruments Gauges
Budnik Steering Wheel
Sony AM/FM/CD Stereo with Remote
Custom Door Panels with Built-In Speakers
Custom Door Latches
Vintage A/C and Heater
Gorgeous Paint Job on the Dash
1976 Ford Thunderbird Modified Split Front Seat
Custom Narrowed Rear Seat
Cloth Headliner with Working Dome Light
Custom Finished Trunk in Matching Leather and Carpet
Spare Tire and Cover
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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.
9 Second Marty-O Mercury Marauder
Martin Och's winning run at Atlanta Dragway in September 2009. You could
have fit a beer can under the driver's front tire at launch.
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
1970 Mercury Cyclone GT 429 V8 4 BBL Start up and Walkaround
I thought you'd like a look at this very slick 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT.
It's powered by it's original numbers matching 429 V8 4BBL, backed by a C6
Automatic trans. All that power is being sent to the always durable 9 inch
rear. The car has been repainted and the engine and trans have been
rebuilt as well. The interior is all original and still in great condition.
I was amazed at how great it sounds as well, the engine is definitely
plenty healthy. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
Ramblin Around :
Gateway Classic Cars
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010