With its cool coordination, unique style, and true vintage flair,
this 1951 Mercury M74 Sport Sedan is a distinct and
attention-grabbing V8 cruiser you're going to love.
This is the legendary series that everyone loves to make into hot
rods, so it's even more impressive to find a well-preserved example
that loves to evoke nostalgia. It follows close to the
factory-style Yosemite Green, but now with a nice gloss from a
later respray. It's attractive but nothing too fancy to keep you
from enjoying it as a vintage driver. And that's the point of this
one. It has some classic cruiser upgrades like the half chrome
headlights, window rain guards, and dual exhaust tips. But no one
is going to call this a lead sled. Instead, it shows off the
classic style that made the attention grabbers in the first place.
The grille has an intricate electric shaver look; the full-length
side trim almost looks unbroken across the straight body panels;
and the sports sedan came standard with suicide doors. There are
even terrific details, like the whitewall tires, rear fender
skirts, and wraparound tail lamps.
The two-tone tobacco and tan interior is more of that pure 1950s
cool. And you'll love details like the velour seat inserts, clean
glass, and the under-dash lights that greet you when the door
opens. Even the trunk looks period-correct, right down to the mat
and full-size spare. This sedan has room for everyone and an
overall style that won't make you nervous to share it with anyone -
even taking the little kids on ice cream runs. While this one
doesn't get the hot rod treatment, it still wants to upgrade the
driving experience. So you get worthwhile features that also happen
to add some flair. It includes backlit auxiliary gauges, seatbelts,
a banjo-style sports steering wheel, and a polished Ididit tilt
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see - flathead V8 power.
Mercury cars were popular because these 255 cubic-inch motors had
extra displacement and extra torque over what was available at Ford
during the time. And this legendary powerhouse looks authentic,
right down to the oil bath air cleaner and brightly painted block.
But you'll also spot some nice modern driver upgrades like the
alternator and MSD distributor. And speaking of cruiser-ready
features, the automatic transmission, power steering, and power
brakes make this classic a solid all-around driver.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the classic sedan that has
the right distinction to be a real cruiser and a true classic. Call