This 1950 Mercury Woody Wagon is everything you love about vintage
cars. It keeps the rare station wagon look and feel, right down to
the three-row interior. But this also has been upgraded with
everything from a triple-deuce V8 to cold-blowing A/C. Oh yes, it's
an awesome combination that you're going to find irresistible.
This is a legendary style with the Mercury Eight series. These
really had a terrific look to them with the grille and the bumper
given one of the most distinct chrome smiles around. And of course,
this is the icon for the lead sled customs. So they smoothed some
trim and added bright alloy wheels for a hint of street machine
look. But you can see the care and investment they took to make
sure this example also retains its rare classic style. We all love
the woody wagons, and these few years carried some nice detail. We
especially like how the real lumber sides contour to meet the curve
of the front fender. In fact, the Dark Cherry paint does a great
job of being an attractive metallic finish, and at the same time,
harmonizes with the deep tones of the expensive dark mahogany and
birdseye maple lumber used on the exterior. It's high-class total
look that fits perfectly with a car like this. These were reserved
for the well-heeled customers and luxury hotels. It was one of most
expensive Mercury in 1950 and less than 1,800 were produced. So 70
years later, each one is a rare sight - especially one done to this
kind of quality standard.
The original idea of a station wagon was to ferry hotel passengers
to and from the train station, and so this one still has plenty of
space to carry everyone thanks to three rows of seating. The
leather seats have a terrific two-tone brown with piping that adds
a third shade of brown. It even almost looks like they mixed all
three colors together to get the glossy wood on the side panels. So
it's a well-coordinated and fresh look. The whole interior looks
quite vintage, even the dash. But then you sit down in the driver's
seat and start to really pickup up on the well-integrated upgrades.
The Lecarra steering wheel has a leather wrap that matches the
interior, and the bright billet center has the same level of polish
as the art deco dash. The tilt column and well-placed auxiliary
gauges make this easy to drive. Plus, there are great long-haul
comfort upgrades, like cold-blowing air conditioning, cup holders,
and an AM/FM/CD/XM stereo with flip-up DVD screen.
The engine bay is a full custom presentation with smooth inner
fender walls to draw your eye to the shining V8 upgrade. The V8 not
only looks amazing, but it's a 350 cubic-inch Chevy motor is great
for upgrades. That's why you have headers, a high-rise intake, and
it's all topped with a triple set of Demon dual-barrel carburetors.
This triple-deuce motor even has the right supporting components,
like the serpentine belt system, Malory HEI distributor, and a
Holey electric fuel pump. So it's a strong powerhouse with a stout
setup. In fact, with features like power steering, power brakes
with front discs, and a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission,
this wagon is a fun choice to drive from coast to coast.
Complete with maintenance records, you're looking at all the best
of classic craftsmanship and custom street machine performance. And
it's all done in one well-finished and comfortable package. So the
only way this Mercury will disappoint is if you miss this deal.