This 1949 Mercury Coupe was built for the hot rod enthusiast and custom car/classic owner who wants to DRIVE their ride. Prior to 2012, this car was purchased as a completed mild custom from the 90’s era with pearl white paint, turquoise scallops and pink pinstriping! So, in 2012 Mercury Charlie Garage in Austin, TX conducted a significant makeover sans the interior, which was left as is in pretty good shape. The car had original taillights procured and re-installed (previously frenched in), the rear was c-notched, paint stripped, scallops blocked, light body work completed, and fresh PPG Hot Rod Black paint to give it the attitude and stance it needed. At that time, a new Chevrolet LS3 (430 HP) and 4L70E Connect and Cruise crate motor and transmission package was procured though Scoggin Dickey Performance Parts Center and transplanted into the car. A Street Rod Engineering front end kit (Mustang II) was installed as well with disc brakes. Car was driven very little between completion in 2012 and 2017 due to owner moving around the country. In 2018, the former Airride Technologies Airpod kit was replaced with an updated AirLift Performance 3H air suspension kit with Bluetooth compatibility to smartphone controls and a new rear Eaton TruTrac differential installed. In 2019, a Brian Tooley Racing (BTR) Stage 2 LS3 cam was installed with valve train components, tuned and chassis dynoed by Hot Rod Barn in Marengo, Iowa making ~375 HP and 333 ft lbs. of torque at the wheels. In June of 2021 new Wilwood Engineering disc brakes were put on the front and the drums removed from rear and replaced with a ford 9” disc brake kit that would accommodate the clearances. Additionally, a new stall converter was installed to better accommodate the camshaft upgrade. The car has vintage air conditioning, power windows (they are a bit slow), power seats, remote and mechanical door/trunk poppers and a thumping stereo system with a 10” subwoofer and Bluetooth compatible Pioneer deck. Odometer reads 85,776 miles and was not reset with the new drive train. The LS3/4L70E combo is estimated to have less than 8,000 miles on it. As mentioned, this car is driven and there are some minor cosmetics that could be addressed in the future. Overall, the car is in great shape and especially when compared to other 1949 Mercury Coupes available, particularly which do not have the powertrain and technology this beauty has.
Listing lowered to $85,000.00 USD and will still consider Reasonable Offers. Will accept Cash, Wire, Certified/Cashier’s Check. Possession and clear title transfer will be completed upon receipt and clearance of payment to seller. Video, additional photos or inspections available upon direct request from serious, prospective buyers only. Any shipping or transport upon sale is buyer’s responsibility and must align with clearance of payment. Car is sold AS IS without any warranties. Buyer will also receive all documentation and service work records that have been retained.