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Here's a minty green 1950 Mercury coupe with serious personality,
V8 power, and loaded with cool/rare options. It's such an
interesting car it spent nearly a quarter-century as a museum
This is the legendary series that everyone loves to make into hot
rods, so it's even more impressive to find a
well-preserved/restored example that loves to shine like nostalgia.
It follows close to the factory-correct Maywood Green, but now it
has a nice metallic element that loves the light. In fact, this one
is all about looking good. This coupe was in a Texas museum from
1995 until this year, and so it loves being a showpiece. Spending
time in the spotlight also means the brightwork looks great. The
bumpers are mirror-like, the grille has an intricate electric
shaver look, and the full-length side trim almost looks unbroken
across the straight body panels. Plus, the white roof and wide
whitewalls make for a subtle two-tone. And while you're looking at
the white parts, don't forget to spot the coordinating sunshade.
While that's a cool and rare 1950s option, an even rarer one is the
rear window wiper that's on display!
The two-tone tan interior is more of that pure 1950s cool. And
you'll love details like the striped inserts in the cloth seats.
Even the trunk looks period-correct, right down to the mat and
whitewall full-size spare. Like any good American cruiser, there's
plenty of room to share the experience with family and friends. It
has a terrific time capsule like presentation with the bright dash
that even has the original AM radio is still on display. But in
these Mercurys the driver really was the king. That's why you not
only got the artful steering wheel and speedometer, but also all
the essential controls - including lights and heater - were just a
finger's length away.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see - Flathead V8 power.
Mercuries were popular, because these 255 cubic-inch motors had
extra displacement and extra torque over what was available at Ford
during the time. And this legendary powerhouse looks authentic,
right down to the oil bath air cleaner and bright blue block that
almost matches the exterior paint. And while this was a museum
piece, the fresh look of the belts, wires, and hoses tell you this
has been treated correctly. And the way it fires up eagerly affirms
it. This V8 makes a nice sound out of the glasspack dual exhaust,
and you have the added control of the classic column-shifted
three-speed manual transmission. Plus, there's Touch-O-Matic
overdrive - another rare option.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the coupe you want if you're
looking to turn your garage into your own museum. So if you love a
classic stunner, call today!
Exterior Color:Maywood Green
- Interior Color:Tan
- Stock Number:1911-TPA