Park Place Ltd is pleased to present this absolutely gorgeous 1939 Mercury 8 Coupe. Completely restored and impeccably finished in a very pleasant show-quality Tan paint color with an equally fabulous interior featuring Tan upholstery, this '39 Coupe is an outstanding example of a very rare first-year of production Mercury that came to us from the Art Astor Devotion Collection. Power comes from a 239ci V8 (factory rated at 95hp) with Columbia 2-Speed Overdrive Trans. The 1939 Mercury V8 was the first in the Ford product line. It was produced at the insistence of Edsel Ford who realized Ford needed a product that filled the $500 gap between the Ford Deluxe and the Lincoln Zephyr. It was priced at $934 and featured a 95 horsepower flathead V8 motor. It utilized a three-speed manual transmission with Columbia overdrive. This fine example's mile-deep paint sparkles in the sun. The body is straight and solid and the paint is in excellent condition. The tan fabric interior is not worn or soiled and the plastic on the steering wheel is not chipped or scratched. It is fitted with fog lights and white wall tires. This car easily cruises at freeway speed and is a pleasure to drive, with excellent road manners and a capable engine. This Mercury's amazing overall condition, charm and character make it difficult not to fall in love with this near 80-year-old classic. An excellent example of a 'First' Mercury that's ready to drive, show, and enjoy!Los Angeles Broadcasting Pioneer Art Astor was a man known for many things. A dedicated businessman, a loving father and grandfather, and a first rate soldier, Art was also known for his incredible devotion to the automobile. Among the last remaining automobiles in Art Astor's legendary collection. The Devotion Collection featured the cars truly closest to Art's heart. These fourteen remaining offerings are vehicles that Art felt so passionately about that he kept them the closest to him, through the end of his life and include prime examples of Pre and Post War American Classics, American Luxury Cars and European Sports Cars.Although "Eight" script would not appear on the front of the hood until the 1941 model year, sales literature prominently referred to the car as the "Mercury Eight" from the very beginning. It was a good-sized car, which the Ford company advertised extensively, together with its up-to-20 mpg performance - "few cars of any size can equal such economy."For more information or to discuss delivery arrangements for adding this rare and desirable to your collection, or any of our 50+ classic and collectible cars always in stock, please contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to drop by our Bellevue, WA Park Place Ltd campus - where we have over 40,000 sq ft of indoor showrooms filled with the finest cars. As part of the Park Place Motor Group family, which includes Park Place Aston Martin and Lotus of Bellevue, we always have 200+ High-Performance, Luxury, Exotic, Sports, and Special Interest Cars always in our inventory. With 200+ Always On Site, Nobody Has What We Have!