For Sale: 1950 Mercury Custom in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1950 Mercury Deluxe Coupe - Stunning Show Car - Black on Black with Triple Plated Chrome - Professionally Built Flathead V8 by Motor City Flatheads - Rebuilt T5 5 Speed Manual Gearbox - Aluminum Edelbrock Heads - New 4bbl Carb - Powder Coated Fenton Headers - Stainless Steel Laker Pipes - New Suspension with 3 Inch Drop (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1950 Mercury Deluxe Coupe on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 150 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Mighty long on looks and better than ever for you... New 1950 Mercury �€" Mercury magazine advertisement. Why is Mercury popularity the highest in history? It's because Mercury-a great car last year-is better than ever in everything today! Better in styling-with new advanced design! Better in comfort-with 'Lounge-Rest' foam-rubber cushioned seating Better in economy-with 'Econ-O-Miser' carburetion! Better in performance-with 'High-Power Compression!' Better to drive-easier to park. Yes, one look--one thrilling ride-and you'll agree, Mercury is a bigger value and better than ever! See your Mercury dealer-and drive the better than ever new Mercury today! It's 'America's No. 1 Economy Car'! It took the copywriters seven exclamation points to get across how exciting the 1950 Mercury model line was. Offered here is a 1950 Mercury Deluxe Coupe, fully restored, tastefully refreshed, and professionally upgraded to a show-quality presentation with reliable, enhanced performance. Owing to their beautiful, flowing design and their exuberant post-war trim, Mercurys from the early Fifties have long been a popular choice for custom builds. Few have exceeded this black-on-black example for attractiveness or power integration. The car's odometer shows 48,634 miles, fewer than 1,000 miles per-year since new. The exterior paint finish retains a mirror-like gloss and deep reflectivity across the car's expansive sheet-metal surfaces. (To best assess the quality of the paint and chrome finish, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The bodywork is free of damage, dents, or dings. (The car's lowered stance is the result of a 3-inch suspension drop.) Professionally applied gray and red (painted) pin-striping accents the many louvers added to the hood, the gas-filler doors, and includes a single paint stripe running the full length of the body. A hand-painted Crazy 'Bout a Mercury graphic-a nod to the popular song-is executed on rear-facing surface of the trunk lid. The effect is tasteful and fun while fully in keeping with hot-rodding as it was executed back in the day. All chrome-on both bumpers, front grille and headlight trim, body side trim, cabin glass trim, and taillight trim-has been triple-plated, and so is like-new, entirely free of patina. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses (including on the twin spotlights) are clear and uncracked. Taillights feature blue dot inserts, a popular modification in the Fifties; they result in a purple color when illuminated and were once considered something of an outlaw statement. Wide whitewall tires are mounted on factory steel wheels with period-popular faux-spinner chrome full-wheel covers. Inside, the mix of customized touches and refreshed stock furnishings strikes a perfect balance in black and chrome. Door trim is a beautifully stylized mix of black-painted metal, pleated leather, chrome, and black carpet. Upholstery on the front fold-forward bench, and rear bench seats (with center armrests in both rows) is classic, vertically pleated black leather on upgraded seats. (In the day, mothers would caution their daughters about ever accepting a date's invitation to sit back there.) The stock steering wheel and chrome-r

Vehicle Details

  • 1950 Mercury Custom
  • Listing ID:CC-1528577
  • Price:$49,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Custom
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:48634
  • Stock Number:21GKM243
  • VIN:50DA49578M

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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