I FORD'S MERCURY M-1 PICKUP This is a very, very rare pickup developed by Ford Motors for Canadian markets. The grille coloring, wheel covers, and a bit more intricate trim are the real giveaways to this rarer breed, and presented correctly on this pickup. And to have a tailgate with Mercury stamped in the steel, yes steel. If you are a fan of purity, originality and vintage quality this just may be the truck for you. Inside the cab has a little extra flair looking original thanks to the full red and gray presentation, Its cabin has all the right period-correct features, including an AM radio, gauges and heater in working order. And you'll love grabbing that large steering wheel with the Mercury center cap. Nothing is more thrilling than an antique in it's original form and that "old age" sound. You'll love it! You need not be afraid to drive this one around because all your major components are shared with the readily available Ford F-1 line, also feel confident knowing she had an off frame restoration in the late 90's giving you all the pleasure without all the hard work. During that restoration both the motor & tranny were rebuilt and they perform like a pro.In Canada, Mercury light trucks were exclusively fitted with the flathead V-8.
Two of them, to be precise: Depending on rated payload, Mercury trucks received a version of the 239-cu.in. Ford V-8, differing mainly in their torque output, the lighter for pickups and the other for heavier trucks, rated up to five tons, which also were badged as Mercurys. Nick. 985-705-5874
The hot rodders’ favorite canvas was (and is) the early 1930 Fords, but those aren’t the only vehicles that provide a source for souped-up fun. Case in point is the Pick of the Day, a 1935 Chevrolet Master street-rod sedan being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Fort Worth, Texas. As the dealer notes […]
Hyundai is promoting its newest — seventh, and smallest — crossover/sports utility vehicle, the Venue, as the ideal vehicle for “the urban adventurer.” “Small SUV. Big city hustle.” it says on the Venue’s page on hyundaiusa.com. So, what did I do when one of the new 2020 Venues arrived for a test drive? Obviously, I […]
The Lincoln Continental is a shadow of its former self. The current-generation model has been supplanted by the Navigator as Lincoln’s flagship, but the Continental name once denoted some of the most-prestigious luxury cars America had to offer. One of those cars was recently featured on Jay Leno’s Garage. This 1958 Continental Mark III was built during […]
Although it has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Britain’s Alvis is offering free technical support to car owners who are working on their vehicles. “With classic car workshops closed and owners keen to have cars ready for when restrictions lift, Alvis’ parts division Red Triangle, is offering its customers, free technical support […]
The GMC Jimmy (aka Chevrolet S10 Blazer) is a longtime favorite in the 2-door version, much more so than the Ford Bronco II of the same era that has turned, inexplicably, into a popular and pricey collector car. Jimmy’s clean and simple styling is quite appealing, and don’t you just love a vehicle with an […]
OK, so maybe the word “starred” is overstating the case, but if you lived in the Indianapolis area back in 1988, you might remember watching the local Oldsmobile dealers’ television commercials about the new Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme being the pace car for the 500-mile race. You might have recognized the car in that commercial as […]
In a normal year, participants in the Copperstate 1000 vintage sports car rally would be wending their way around Arizona this week, enjoying the open roads and red-rock vistas in the company of various Porsches, Jaguars, Shelbys, 300SLs, and the occasional pre-war Bentley with racing history. But this is not a normal year, and the […]
When the 1967 Austin Mini Mark ll came to market, consumers were quick to find that the unintended result of this short wheel-base was a car with nimble, go-kart handling.
The adventures and foolishness of youth. Everyone has that childhood friend whom their wife disapproves. I would imagine I have been that for a few of my lifelong friends — natch. I had such a friend; his name was Marcus. We had a rather wild weekend up at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in a car very […]
Editor’s note: One morning last week, those arriving early at the ClassicCars.com office heard a noise coming from the storage closet. Fearing, perhaps, a rodent or two, they unlocked the door and peeked inside. What they saw was an old fax machine — remember those? — that was spitting out the last of three pages. […]