Vehicle Description

You're looking at the ultimate lead sled. This 1950 Mercury Eight Monterey has been customized with an awesomely slick appearance, leather-lined A/C interior, and shinning V8 power. So you'll likely nickname it "Cherry Snowflake" because you're likely never going to see another one like it.

This is a build with less than 600 miles on it, and that fresh quality is seen over every inch. Take one look at the body. This Mercury has all the great traits of the legendary hot rods like the frenched headlights, shaved door handles, and lowered suspension. Plus, there are terrific details, like the fenders skirts and iconic whitewalls. And of course, the body was expertly chopped. They took out 4 inches in the front and 5.5 in the rear to give this a seductive rake that this iconic street machine deserves. But our favorite custom element has to be the paint. The deep Black Cherry has been expertly applied so that the curves of the sheetmetal are more like silk waving in the breeze. The only thing to rival the paint for shine is all the brightwork on the custom grille, wraparound bumpers, headlight bezels, large exhaust tips, and half-moon wheel covers. Oh yes, they know how to make a lead sled!

The brightness of the ivory and cashmere interior against the dark exterior almost looks like this one is radiating from within. And it only gets better when you step inside. This is a thoughtful setup where you have a white headliner and supple white leather seats. But the pristine color doesn't work well for the carpeting, so they used a darker tan cashmere. This has been expertly integrated together in places like the door panels and center console so that the two colors intertwine in an award-worthy presentation. In fact, one of our favorite parts is the top of the center console that has the look of a pinstripe suit, and it coordinates so well with the dash trim above it. Not only does this all look awesome, but it's also feature-filled. You have a power driver's seat, power windows, and cold-blowing air conditioning. The Kenwood AM/FM/CD/XM radio has a pop-up screen for your DVD player, and it connects to a full subwoofer stereo system. You get a cool custom sports steering wheel on a tilt column, and beyond that is an expertly integrated set of AutoMeter gauges. It all tells you this slick custom is also built for driving.

The hood opens forward via electric motor to reveal an engine bay can win that could awards all on its own. It's a custom setup where you get a terrific view of the V8 and the huge investment in shining components. More than just a stellar presentation, this motor was made to move. The 383 cubic-inch displacement gives you big block capacity in a small block weight. Plus, it has been enhanced with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake, and shorty headers that feed a rumbling dual exhaust. They even gave this the right supporting components, like serpentine belts, an MSD ignition, and an aluminum radiator w/large electric fan. Plus, cruising this lead sled is easy thanks to easy driving features like power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes w/discs up front, and modern treads on the classic-style whitewalls.

We have thousands $$$$ in build receipts documenting the years and quality it took to create this sweet black cherry machine. Don't miss the all-around stunner. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1374119
  • Price:$85,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Coupe
  • Exterior Color:Black Cherry
  • Interior Color:Ivory
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:574
  • Stock Number:2065-TPA
  • VIN:50DA40491M