For Sale: 1948 Mercury Eight in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

You instantly know this 1948 Mercury Eight is a unique build just by the vivid paint. But as you dig into the details, you're going to love how this one respects the iconic style while also giving you terrific upgrades. So check out the dual-quad V8, comfy A/C interior, four-wheel disc brakes, and all the other pieces that make this a thoughtful custom build.


The red paint may have a timeless appeal, but they could have never come up with anything as deep and glossy as this finish. This modern application does an even better job of letting the sunlight reveal all your favorite curves. Mercury shared some of the iconic Ford styling, but they also had a ton more brightwork to showcase their more premium side. So it's great to see a shining presentation of the intricate chrome front end, sweeping fender trim, form-hugging rocker brightwork, and cool wraparound tail lights. And as you look at this one up-close, you can even appreciate the quality in fundamentals. The hood and trunk line up nicely, the lights are clear, and the glass is clean. And you'll love all the classic cruiser details like the whitewall tires, full wheel covers, and polished exhaust tips. It makes for a thoughtful total package on a true icon of American motoring.


The red returns inside, and now it's joined by a stylish silver. The two-tone is expertly intertwined on the seats and door panels for an awesome style you'll love showing off. Good carpeting, a nice headliner, and a smooth dash are all part of more recent investment in the fundamentals. Even the dome light greets you when the door opens. But a car like this is meant for far more than just a display. Cold-blowing air conditioning, power windows, tinted glass, and an AM/FM/CD/XM stereo make for a comfortable cruiser for everyone. Plus, you know it's a true driver's car with upgrades like a Lecarra steering wheel, a tilt column, and white-faced VDO gauges upgrade.


One look at the engine bay, and you know this has been given a nice upgrade, too. This 350 cubic-inch crate motor is believed to be a ZZ3 performance setup. Plus, when it's time for performance, this inhales deeply with dual Carter four-barrel carburetors on top. And it exhales with a nice V8 tune as headers feed the glasspack-style dual exhaust. You'll even spot the right supporting components, like good belts, good hoses, an electric fan, and an MSD ignition. As you look underneath, the Mustang II-style independent front end and four-wheel power disc brakes make for a better drive. And the cruise control and a three-speed automatic transmission make it one of those elite classics that are easy to enjoy even on longer trips.


It's a coupe that attracts a lot of attention, but the enthusiast who will enjoy it most is the one sitting behind the wheel. Make it yours today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1948 Mercury Eight
  • Listing ID: CC-1652956
  • Price: $41,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Eight
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Red & Silver
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:37241
  • Stock Number:3798-TPA
  • VIN:899A2065179
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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