Ford Motor Company introduced the first postwar Mercury in 1949. The new car was drastically different in appearance than its predecessor with the Mercury line adapting "ponton" styling. The Mercury was powered by the now legendary flathead V8, displacing 255 cubic inches that was good for 110 horsepower and kept the Mercury running along the sides Detroit's of newly designed V8's. Under the leadership of General Manager Benson Ford the Mercury Division saw tremendous growth with 1950 sales topping both Dodge and Studebaker. Several body styles were available, including a station wagon and four door sedans. The 1949-51 Mercury remains popular with customizers and collectors today. Most examples have been subjected to incredible modifications that rarely resemble their factory appearance. Mercury's that still remain in original specification are few and far between and when they happen to appear on the market they are highly sought-after by collectors. The fresh restoration 1950 Mercury Coupe featured here is finished in stunning laser straight Black with a gorgeous new Black and Gray leather interior. This magnificent motorcar is one of the finest examples we've offered. We are extremely proud to offer this investment-grade 1950 Mercury to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates how rare this American classic truly is. It is all Ford powered with a 4.6L fuel injected V8 teamed up with a AOD 4 speed automatic transmission, Ford 9 inch, power steering, tilt wheel, power disc front brakes, vintage heat and air, fender skirts, sun visor, original dash and steering wheel, factory hub caps, original 1950 California license plates and more.. NO RUST NO RUST REPAIR ALL ORIGINAL BODY NO CHOP OR MODIFIED with dependable modern running gear. #25371M. Now on display at the home of "over the top cars"CHECKERED FLAG CLASSICS 7743 MONTEREY ST GILROY, 408-847-8788 or 888-625-2774, sold as-is, California buyers are responsible for sales tax and license fees. Buy with confidence I am a license bonded California dealer. On the web: checkeredflagclassics.com Qualified financing available.
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