For Sale: 1940 Mercury Eight in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

Vehicle Description

Take a look at this beautiful 1940 Mercury Eight Coupe brought to you by Zoom Classic Cars. This Old School race car was successfully raced up and down the East Coast for many years and features an original Ford 427CI 450HP Engine with two 4 Barrel Holly carbs and side oiler that was purchased new from the Ford Racing division in 1966. It is situated in a very clean engine compartment and coupled with a top loader transmission, 4 Speed Hurst shifter, 9 inch Ford rearend and 350 Posi gears. 84,388 miles on the odometer. The current owner purchased the car in 2001 and converted it into a street driving car keeping all the race components including the racing rearend with Detroit Locker and many other parts that will go with the sale. Owner has driven the car less than 2,000 miles since purchase always running the car on race fuel or leaded gas only to preserve the engine valves. Car is equipped with 1967 Mustang dual piston front disc brakes with drums in the rear. Paint is metalflake maroon is in overall excellent condtion. The hood had to be repainted and is slightly mismatched as shown. Black interior is from a 1966 Mustang including bucket seats with rare Shelby seatbelts and rear bench seat in excellent condition including the headliner. Full instrument gauges in working order including aftermarket Stewart Warner gauges with 1966 Tachometer. Trunk is very clean and where you'll find the new Optima battery mounted and full spare tire. Undercarriage is in beautiful condition and maintains the tow bars in front and traction bars in back from its racing past. The body of the car is very straight all around with all panels lining up nicely, all chrome in very nice condition and all the proper badging intact and in great condition as well. Car also comes with rare 1957 turnpike cruiser racing wheel covers. This Merc has been meticulously maintained by the current owner, runs and drives very well and is very FAST. Car comes with loads of documentation including details of every part used on the car over the years, 1940 License plates and reproduction owners manual. The is a great car for the 40 Merc enthusiast that can be driven and enjoyed as is or brought back to its former racing glory with the available parts. Please give Jeff a call for more information or to arrange an apointment to view this fantastic Mercury. Car is stored in MA. Thanks for looking.

Vehicle Details

  • 1940 Mercury Eight
  • Listing ID: CC-1578024
  • Price: $38,900
  • Location:Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Eight
  • Exterior Color:Metalflake Maroon
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:84388
  • Stock Number:1940MC8CPJO
  • VIN:147653

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Zoom Classic Cars, LLC
144 N. Beverwyck Rd. Suite 148
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
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