Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars Dallas is now presenting a 1949 Mercury Coupe. The 9CM Series was the first postwar Mercury introduced in the 1949 model year. The engine was a flathead V8 that produced slightly more power than the then also newly designed 1949 Ford. A new overdrive system was optional, activated by a handle under the dash, and equipped on this vehicle. The styling of the Mercury Eight, when it was released in 1949, adopted the "ponton" appearance, and was successful in both ending the monotony of warmed-over pre-war style, and differentiating Mercury from its comparable Ford cousin, a trick that spelled sales success. Sales figures for both Ford and Mercury broke records in 1949. The new approach to styling was also evident in the completely redesigned Lincoln and the all-new Lincoln Cosmopolitan. The Mercury Eight used full instrumentation. An 8 tube AM radio was available as an option. Within its era and beyond, the Mercury Eight was popular with customizers. In 1949, Sam Barris built the first lead sled from a 1949 Mercury Eight; the Eight became the definitive "lead sled", much as the Ford V-8 (as the "deuce") was becoming the definitive hot rod. Setting a style and an attitude, it had a "momentous effect" on custom car builders, appeared in several magazines at the time, and reappeared numerous times since, earning an honorable mention on Rod & Custom's "Twenty Best of All Time" list in 1991. The Eight remains a very popular subject for car modelers. Our 1949 Coupe has new paint, new wipers, fully restored, 6V, Flathead V8, 3 Speed Manual, and in excellent shape, for its age. Feel free to call us with any questions. This car is a survivor, was well maintained and well cared for. To view this vehicle in greater detail including HD pictures and videos, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information on this 1949 Mercury Coupe email us at [email protected] or call 817-310-9400.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1356387
  • Price:$31,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Coupe
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:72683
  • Stock Number:DFW1318
  • VIN:GCCDFW1318