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.
1350HP Mercury Marauder
Just a jaunt down the track to see if the new suspension is tracking ok. It
is! Hit 118MPH in the 1/8th mile! Lebanon Valley Dragway. 04/10/11
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.
1950 Mercury Lead Sled Test Drive Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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"Lil Darlin" comes with a full size display of features for car shows,
several plaques from the James Dean Car Shows, and a book of photographs
from the build. This car is autographed by George Barris on the firewall!
350ci Chevy Engine
350 turbo Transmission
3 Single Throat Carbs
Steel Braided Hoses
Power Front Disc Brakes
Chrome Close-Out Panel
Fend Aluminum Oil Pan
Steering Gear is in Good Shape
12 Volt System
GM A Body Front Sub Frame and Suspension
Rebuilt Rear Springs
Dual Exhaust is in Great Shape
Period Correct Rear End
Front Sway Bar
Chopped, Nosed, Decked
'55 Desoto Grill
Frenched in Blue Dot Taillights
Pin-Striping in the Door Jambs
Doors Fit and Operate Great
Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid
Trunk Popper in Dash
Beautiful Custom Finished Trunk
Wide White Wall Firestone Tires - 205/75 Front and Rear
Very Solid Frame
Floorboards look to be Original
Undercoating on Floorboards
Rockers are Solid
Body Mounts Look Great
Solid Heavy Duty X Frame
GM A Body Front Sub Frame and Suspension
Quarters are Solid, Original Metal
Beautiful Rolled and Pleated Interior
White Upholstery with Maroon Piping
Cadillac Steering Wheel
Beautifully Painted Dash
Custom AutoMeter Gauges
Working Dome Light
'76 Toro Seats
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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