1950 Mercury Coupe
There's no accounting for taste. That's the reason that the 1950
Mercury remains a wallflower among any number of car collectors,
including those who get all wobbly over curvaceous post-war
Mercurys. They all want the 1949 or 1951 models-a phenomenon that
can be satisfied by this consignment.
With dauntingly small numbers of these cars surviving, let alone
being restored, this is a hen's tooth of a consignment.
Aerodynamics were a second thought in the day, however this car has
the design of a sleek rocket ship, albeit in Buck Rogers heavy
form, but still sleek and swept. Big chrome adds to the look, and
weight, which nearly eclipses 2 tons! The beneficiary of a lead
sled transformation, some snappy flames and shaving of various
un-needed accoutrements, we now have a real cool cruiser.
Picture an elongated bubble all round and shiny that starts out
with a tastefully large grille with a tastefully large bumper
below. Add on 2 round parking/signal lights with tastefully large
single round headlight bezels, a shaved badge now with painted
flourishes in orange on the beginnings of a bulbous hood. Fenders
that tastefully bulge away from the hood and run to the back dying
into a straight panel on doors. A few more round overs for the rear
quarters, a trunk lid that bulges slightly upward from those
quarters, and wrap around tail lights framed below by another
tastefully large rear bumper and dual pipes protruding from
underneath stage center. A rounded roof line with rounded windows,
chrome surrounds and dual spot lights along with some sexy rear
skirts, and we have the Buck Rogers Rocket look. Let's bathe it all
in plum and add on some ghost orange fames and I think I'm in love.
Lest we forget the beltline chromed side spear and chromed lake
pipes which ride literally inches from the ground on this low uber
kewl cruiser. Rear fender skirts add to the look and some chromed
moon caps with front knock off style wheel covers all wrapped in
wide whitewalls, and low and slow better take note...big time.
Swinging both doors open I note triangulated pattern inserted red
velour broadcloth mixed with solid red fuzzy red broadcloth and a
red vinyl lower. Delineated by a thin chrome strip, has a puffy
armrest, and shiny actuator, and all chromed crank. This beautiful
combo plays out on the seats too with red triangulated pattern tuck
and roll inserts, and smooth deep red fuzzy broadcloth bolsters.
Throw on some piping for the different fabric delineations, and
make a back seat bench just like the front, only add some big arms,
and throw pillows and we have room for 6. Red carpet floods the
floors, and up front above this carpet floats the dash with its
dark red all steel dash top, and mostly chrome ribbed dash front
and instrument surrounds. Instruments are all now digital in blue
LED outputs. These are all clean and looking great and are fronted
by the original steering wheel, fashioned out of bakelite with a
round chrome horn rim just inside the bakelite. Noted is a center
console sporting an under dash AC unit and vents as well as a JVC
AM/FM/CD player, and cupholders all in the hump in front of the
front bench. Floating above is a fussy red velour broadcloth
headliner, nice and tight.
Taking a peek under the hood, and we see a nicely restored engine
bay, we note more chromed bling add ons for this consigner stated
350ci V8. It's fed fossils and air through a 4-barrel carb, and has
a TH350 3-speed automatic on back going to a Dana 44 rear axle.
Looking great under this hood and chromed peppered engine.
Underneath a newer gas tank, and a rust free X frame with no rust,
body hangers, floor pans and wheel wells. Independent coil springs
for front and leaf springs for the rear along with front wheel
power discs and rear power drum brakes to provide the woah!. A
Flowmaster dual exhaust is on.
Slipping inside this earlier restoration it retains its sparkle and
je ne sais quoi. It fired right up and idled without a wiggle.
Smooth take off and decent stopping, as well as tight steering with
some body roll, but it's a 2 ton car so it will not carve a curve
like those of less stature and similar structure. The radio bolted
out the tunes and the LED dash readouts are mesmerizing. All in
Holding its own very nicely, no faults noted in the exterior paint,
and the interior is just fab. A nice engine and bay, and
structurally sound, It's a rarely seen car, and even rarer to be
seen in this condition. Fluff your feathers, and strut proudly to
the next car show where you can grab one of those elusive ribbons
for your mantle. Cock a doodle doo! Buck Rogers Enters the 21st
LA-Los Angeles, CA Assy Plant
282121-Sequential Unit Number
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.