For Sale: 1941 Mercury Eight in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1941 Mercury Eight Convertible

Mercury is a defunct division of the U.S. automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company. Marketed as an entry-level premium brand for nearly its entire existence, Mercury was created in 1938 by Edsel Ford to bridge the price gap between the Ford and Lincoln vehicle lines. The Mercury division got an all-new platform and body shell for 1941, shared for the first time with the Ford passenger car line, which was also redesigned that year. The Mercury version sported a wheelbase of 118 inches, four inches longer than its Ford stablemate, while the overall length was an expansive 202 inches, creating a package that was in Pontiac/Oldsmobile territory in size and price. Mercury was also distinguished in these years by its larger, more powerful engine: 239ci and 95hp, compared to the Ford's 221ci and 90hp. Naturally, this explains why the Mercury version of the venerable flathead V8 was particularly prized by hot rodders.

Reminiscent of the 1940's design line, this car drips full art deco from the era. Gone are the teardrop headlight bezels, and now fully round lights and bezels that are mounted completely within the front fenders, a 2-piece grille with its shiny chrome bars and running boards now ready to almost disappear, this car presents with upscale class and in convertible form. The beneficiary of a restoration in the early 2000's and a National 1st place winner at Hershey in 2006 followed up by a National Junior 1st place at Hershey 2021, this near flawless Mercury has spent time in the Crawford Museum and also in a private museum in Florida. Now with too many cars in his personal collection, this one is being turned loose in our Hallowed Halls and patiently waiting for someone to take over its award winning heritage.

Exterior
The overall designs they are-a-changin' with disappearing running boards, integrated headlights in the fenders, a belt line trim spear, simple curved solid bumper, bulbous fenders, and a rounded sloping down trunk lid the beginnings of aerodynamics are in their infancy with the design of this car. The chrome is excellent, the top works fantastic and looks great up or down and the metal panels are straight and rust free, bathed in the factory hue of Capri Blue. The white canvas convertible top has a clear rear glass rear window and some white piping trim running around it. New pie crust wide whites are covered in the center with chrome beauty rings, Capri Blue steel wheels, and dog dish chromed centers with the Mercury 8 logo in red. The 1940's have started off with a bang.

Interior
Gray faced gauges sit in front of the driver and are held in a chrome bezel cream bakelite surround. The entire dash is full metal jacket and is covered in a wood pattern with meshes nicely with the cream bakelite bar that runs across the face of the dash and holds the art deco inspired clock. A chrome electric shaver style speaker grille sits front and center in the dash and just above is the original AM radio. The original steering wheel, in a heavy tan 2 spoke style has a half round horn ring, complete with a blue background center with the traditional Mercury 8 call out. Navy blue leather covers the seats on both large benches, the front sporting a split back for easy access to the rear bench. Door panels are a matching navy blue smooth vinyl with some carpeting down low finish to it. A nice clean vinyl mat covers the front floors while the rears are protected by navy blue carpet, and all is clean inside.

Drivetrain
A 239ci V8 complete with the correct stock heads all painted in a dark gloss gray grace this finely restored engine bay. A single Ford 2bbl carburetor sits atop the intake manifold and is covered by a black painted traditional oil bath air cleaner assembly. Bolted to the back of this sought after mill is a 3-speed manual transmission which sends power back to a 3.78 geared Columbia 2-speed rear axle.

Undercarriage
Fully restored absolutely no rust, a strong X frame and sturdy body hangers, rockers and Capri Blue floor pans. New exhaust is noted and seen are Smithy's mufflers in glass pack style. Transverse leaf springs for the suspension all around, and drum brakes are in use.

Drive-Ability
Simply...elegant, this rolling 1941 Dearborn sculpture offered up a smooth idle, a great ride and bias free braking. After reading the operation manual for the Columbia 2-speed rear we gave it a whirl and found that it provides low rpm cruising at even highway speeds.

Overall a wonderful restoration, all buttoned up, with near perfect paint, excellent undercarriage, beautifully detailed engine and bay, the benefit of a 2-speed rear axle for highway cruising, and very comfortable interior. Like a fine wine it has aged very well and can be opened anytime you want.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1941 Mercury Eight
  • Listing ID: CC-1567942
  • Price: $43,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1941
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Eight
  • Exterior Color:Capri Blue
  • Interior Color:Dark Blue
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:3759
  • Stock Number:3687
  • VIN:99A356742

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6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543
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