HIGHLIGHTS: Real-deal period-built '50s street rod! Owned by NASCAR
legend and former President of Penske Racing South Don Miller! 350
Chevy V8 and TH350 trans! Factory convertible turned chopped
HISTORY: According to Don Miller, this car was customized in Ohio
in 1959/1960 by a builder named Bax Brown. This is when the car was
customized with a chop, frenched lights, and painted Honduras
Maroon. It was repainted once in the 1970s, and the Ford flathead
engine was swapped out for a Chevrolet 350 in the 1980s. After
changing hands a few times, this car has been owned by Don Miller
for over 10 years.
BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this 1941 Mercury is clean, straight,
and has been kept up. When this vehicle was customized, someone
clearly took their time with it by retaining the convertible top
mechanisms. Not an easy feat when doing a chop on a convertible!
This car was originally customized in 1959, and refreshed in the
1970s and 1980s, so it does have some minor imperfections that come
PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: After a repaint in 1970 in Honduras
Maroon, the paint is still in nice overall condition.There are very
few paint imperfections, and these are the minor types of
imperfections that appear after this many years of use. The paint
has a nice shine, and looks pretty good for being 30+ years
INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The red and white custom interior is
in great shape, and the majority of the interior is believed to be
original from 1960 when the customization was completed. There are
some components that have been added since the original
customization, including the front seat, steering wheel & column,
and stereo which all appear to be additions from the 1970s/1980s.
This car even has air conditioning and power windows!
MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood is a Chevrolet 350 with an
Edelbrock Trans Am intake manifold and a 4-barrel carburetor. The
350 is hooked up to a TH350 transmission, which was installed in
the 1980s at the same time as the engine. Other notable mechanical
features include a 1960 Ford Thunderbird 9" rear w/ 3.50 rear
gears, front disc brakes, and Fatman independent front suspension.
Power rack and pinion steering on a GM tilt column make handling
comfortable. Last but not least, this puppy has that classic street
rod rumble courtesy of dual glasspack mufflers.
WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: How timeless it is! Street rods
have a tendency to look dated fairly rapidly, but this one has a
certain look that doesn't seem to date it.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: This car is a combination of a
lot of parts from different cars--done the way true street rods
were! If you're looking for a car built with $100,000 worth of
top-shelf, brand name parts, this is not the car for you.
DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? Being that this is a car that hasn't been
seeing daily use while in Don's collection, it has been quite some
time since it had a new set of tires installed. While the whitewall
tires on it now hold air just fine and have plenty of tread, they
appear to be older and may need to be replaced if the new owner
intends to do heavy driving. Additionally, the air conditioning
should be serviced.
WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? This 1941 Mercury convertible
is for the buyer who wants to finally own that street rod they
never got around to building, or for someone wanting to relive the
"good old days" in a cool custom rod. This car is waiting for a new
owner who can appreciate the style and history!
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704)
663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning NO
Speedometer NOT TESTED
Odometer NOT TESTED
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights N/A
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake NO
Tire Condition: Good tread, old rubber
Keys - Ignition YES Door NO Trunk NO
Seatbelts Front: N/A Rear: N/A
Runs & Drives YES
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