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Wolf driving 1951 Mercury Custom
Wolf is driving up to the A-Bombers Old Style Weekend 2007

Four blocks from my home I discovered this '51 Mercury sitting on a driveway getting a powerwash of the engine compartment. Imagine my complete surprise to see this original survivor so close to home. One just never knows when, where, and what any car buff will find, and this is one of them. The owner went to London, Ontario, Canada, to purchase this Mercury and brought it back. The owner took out the radiator and will replace that and other engine parts to bring it back up to speed. The '51 Mercury is the last year of the " bathtub" design that was popular with some car makes like Lincoln, Packard and Nash. The '51 had a bolder grille and extended rear fenders with those upright taillights. The spotlight, sun visor and fender skirts were extra cost options. The new option this year was the Merc-O-Matic Drive automatic transmission. Mercury models this year are the coupe, Monterey coupe with canvas top or the vinyl top, the Sport Sedan 4 door, convertible coupe and the 2 door, 8 passenger,r woody wagon. I believe this is a 4 door Sport Sedan minus the canvas or vinyl roof of which I've seen photos of. The only engine is a V8, 255 cid., with 112 bhp. Features that are found on this Merc are the optional sun visor, spotlight and fender skirts. Also, suicide doors are still in use, "blue dot " taillights, chrome trim in front of the rear bumper, well preserved interior, front and rear bumper guards and two-tone paint. You will see a window decal on left rear door showing London, Ontario Fire Department. This example is one of 157,648 4 door sedans sold this year. I'm fortunate to bring this Mercury to you for your admiration. Many thanks to you for viewing this 1951 Mercury Sedan.

1951 Mercury Sedan