For Sale: 1940 Mercury Eight in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

How do you get ahead of the Mercury Lead Sled guys? How about reaching back even further with a fully custom built from Mercury's iconic designs. This 1940 Mercury Eight Convertible is a unique standout wherever it goes. Best of all, you'll love the long list of features: from the A/C interior to the enhanced V8 power.

This is related to one of the most iconic Ford street machines, just in a rarer form. So, it does a great job of showing off its history while also giving the drop-top some added flair. The special Mercury grille, teardrop headlight bezels, full-length trim, two-piece wheel trim, and smooth chrome bumpers make for a great classic package. The maroon paint goes well with the black roof. It has a good shine to show off the classic curves and good body lines of this example. But the finish will never make you envious about driving this classic, and as you look at all the details, you'll understand that they really want you to drive and enjoy this drop-top. So there are the right custom touches for a fun driver. Those big/bright dual exhaust tips and tinted windows set it apart. Plus, the suspension is lowered and those whitewalls help disguise the larger rear set, which all gives this a great stance.

The convertible top is a newer piece that has the kind of formal style that would look good on a Lincoln. So it looks stylish in place. But a car like this loves to be open to the world. That's why they made sure to give this one an equally impressive black interior. You have supple leather seats, custom door panels, and like-new carpeting to make it all quite inviting. There are also nice extras like a full upholstered trunk and a convertible boot cover. But what we like most about this is how the upgrades are a bit stealthy. You have a classic-style Ford dual-spoke steering wheel, and so you may not recognize that it's on a tilt column. And the metal dash panel looks vintage until you turn them on and the digital readouts glow. Other upgrades are a little harder to disguise but are absolutely worth it. An AM/FM/CD stereo with USB and Bluetooth means the best in modern driving music. And cold-blowing air conditioning is always welcomed in a convertible.

The engine bay proudly shows off an upgrade in power. The smooth and painted inner walls help show off the polished powerhouse in the middle. And while the presentation is award-worthy, there's also substance behind the style. It's a 350 cubic-inch crate motor, and it has been enhanced with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock EPS intake, and headers that add power while feeding the dual exhaust. It's also supported by the right pieces, like an HEI distributor, upgraded pulleys, and an aluminum radiator w/electric fan. This classic was built to be a more modern cruiser. That's why you have nice driving features like the Mustang II-style front end with tubular control arms. And there's also rack & pinion power steering, a three-speed automatic transmission, and front disc brakes.

This is the complete custom build that ticks every one of your desires with its power, features, and uniqueness. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1940 Mercury Eight
  • Listing ID: CC-1563171
  • Price: $55,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Eight
  • Exterior Color:Maroon
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:2515
  • Stock Number:6466-ATL
  • VIN:231599

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Streetside Classics - Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
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