For Sale: 1949 Mercury 2-Dr Coupe in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

This is a meticulously built car in every regard. The fit and finishes in and out; top to bottom are impressive. The car functions superbly from doors that click shut to dual quads that don't hesitate for a second. This car even has two 3 ring binders neatly organized giving you all the info, specs and schematics.

EXTERIOR: Nosed and decked (trim removed from hood and trunk) and shaved handles. The body is literally straight as an arrow. Look down both sides, across the tops and you won't find a wrinkle. The doors and trunk open by remote, they shut like new. Mirror finish black pearl with a clearcoat and tribal flames. The paint is polished out very smooth and glossy. It has a clear bra so you have to worry about stone chips. The chrome has been replated includingthe grill. The bumpers fit the body precisely. The stainless has been straightened and polished. New smoked glass on the sides. Jambs are painted very neatly, new weather strips and highly polished sill plates. Newport Engineering electric wipers upgrade. It rolls on BFG radial white wall tires with a mint set of Lancer hubcaps.

INTERIOR: Very meticulously done and also very comfortable. Down on the floor is real nice fitting carpet with bound edges. The seats are genuine leather. They are wide bucket seats with armrests. Driver's side is power, passenger side reclines. The rear seat was made to match. Door panels were custom made and wrapped in leather. They have billet handles and chrome power window switches. Cloth headliner and matching visors dont have a wrinkle in them. Working dome light. The metal trim inside is painted very smooth and glossy. Really nice set of matching gauges. It has a tilt column with billet levers and a 1940 Ford style steering wheel. Billet Vintage Air heat and a/c control panel. There's a modern stereo with speakers hidden in the door panels. 3 point retractable seat belts for the front, lap belts in the back. Even inside the glove box is done nicely. EZ wiring harness and fuse panel.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: 402 Chevy big block was bored to a 408. Rebuilt by Ray's Fabrication in El Cajon CA. It has an RV cam for better torque, reworked heads and headers. It's a pretty sinister looking engine compartment, everything's blacked out. It has a set of Edelbrock finned aluminum valve covers, breather and air cleaner. The intake, carbs, air conditioner and alternator are blacked out. It also has power steering and power brake systems. Custom shroud, a clutch fan and aluminum overflow bottle. Engine bay is painted gloss black.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: It's been completely boxed and carpeted. The bottom of the trunk lid upholstered and has an embossed flame pattern. The battery box and spare tire have cloth carpeted covers.

UNDERSIDE: It has been body off the frame restored and is one of the best detailed Mercury under carriages I've seen. The original frame was powder coated. A Camaro front clip was grafted to the frame. It was all rebuilt: bushings, ball joints, springs etc. It has Bilstein gas shocks all around. Track Performance leaf springs with polyurethane bushings in back. Upgraded brake system: discs at all 4 wheels, the brake lines and hoses were replaced, custom e-brake system. Custom aluminum fuel tank. New dual exhaust with Dynomax mufflers, the tips go out through the valance. Looking up at the motor it's clean and dry. It has a Turbo 400 automatic hooked to a custom fabricated driveshaft. Narrowed Ford 9 inch rear end has highway cruising gears. Mini tubbed for wider tires. The floors are rock solid, they've been prepped and painted very neatly.

The more time I spent with this one, the more I loved it. It takes more than just money to make a car this good. It takes skilled people that have a lot of pride in what they do. Yes, a lot of money too!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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Air conditioning
Power steering
Power disc brakes
Power seat
Power windows
Power trunk
Tilt wheel
Stereo
Shoulder belts
Tribal flames
Radial whitewalls

Vehicle Details

  • 1949 Mercury 2-Dr Coupe
  • Listing ID:CC-1544154
  • Price:$64,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:2-Dr Coupe
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V19996
  • VIN:9CM818

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Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073
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