For Sale: 1946 Mercury Sedan in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1948 Mercury 89M Club Convertible

Mercury is a defunct division of the American automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company. Created in 1938 by Edsel Ford, Mercury served as the medium-price brand of Ford for nearly its entire existence, bridging the price gap between the Ford and Lincoln model lines. Competing against Buick and Oldsmobile from General Motors for decades, the brand also competed against Chrysler's namesake brand, (following the closure of DeSoto). Its namesake is derived from the Greek god Mercury, who ruled over wealth, good fortune, commerce, fertility, and thievery. He was also the god of manual arts and eloquence.

For consignment, a real decked out to go to the ball type car in the form of a 1948 Mercury 89M convertible. This car is a black beauty which is adorned with miles of extra chrome and is also a convertible! It runs beautifully and is definitely a candidate for the Belle of the ball.

Styling just never ends with this automobile starting with the shaver style grille framed below with a massive shiny chrome bumper with a protector bar on its central top. More wider chroming is below the shaver and has horizontal ribs just behind the bumper. Moving upward a central Mercury badge is just below the bulging hood and on either side is a rectangular bezel turn signal light. These rest just beside rounded fenders that have a single round headlight on either side and 2 chromed trim spears on their sides and a wider one on the bottom edge. From the front of the hood rearward, another chromed trim spear is seen and it runs the hood back to the windshield. A single door on either side lines up nearly perfectly with the black painted bodywork on this car. On the back, another rounded fender begins to melt into the bodywork, but not before using a leading edge chrome gravel guard and 2 more trim spears just above. On the back is a rounded over trunk housingtail lights surrounded got it... more chrome bezels! These are horizontal and line up with a wide badged chromed trimming that runs across the trunk. Below is another massive chromed bumper with some painted in red stripes for accenting interest. Over the passenger compartment is a black canvas convertible top with red piping on its edges. This is a power top but is currently not working to go up and down. Wide whitewall tires are wrapping ribbed chromed dishes in the wheels, and some ribbed moonscapes are badged in their centers with more ribs and a winged god.

In contrast to the black paint, blazing red vinyl covers the door panels and seats which are dual benches, the front having a split back so access to the rear seats can be had. Beautiful shiny smooth vinyl is the motif and these are just wonderfully preserved. In front a faux wood grain painted rounded steel dash drips with Art Deco Styling and more chromed accents. A lineup on the driver's left of square gauges is seen and this runs up next to a large round sweep speedometer that is part of a platinum gold aluminum ribbed panel that makes up the central dash. On the passenger's side is another large round, this time showing as a clock. The radio is in the center and a few more knobs and pulls are seen peppering the lower faux painted woodgrain part of the dash. Below is a heater box and far right is a chromed trimmed glovebox. A large steering wheel is atop a platinum gold covered steel column in front of this nice dash. The interior of the top is also canvas and presents in clean cream coloring. The floor in front is rubbed rubber and in back some dark tan carpeting resides under the rear bench. Everything is very nice inside this beauty.

Under the hood is a blue block 239ci V8. It shows some patina and stain markings around the hose to engine connections. A 2-barrel carburetor sits underneath an oil bath air cleaner covering, and on the back is a 3 speed manual transmission with Columbia overdrive. A 3.78 axle brings up the rear. This mill is a flathead V8.

Some road dirt and patina are noted but no rust. Strong steel in an X frame configuration holds the body to the car and solid floor pans are above this framing. Dual glasspack style exhaust and mufflers are on, and the car rides on transverse leaf springs. Drum braking is in all 4 corners.

A quick starter and smooth runner, on the test track is performed swimmingly. Shifting was easy on the tree, and all functions were working at the time of my drive save for the earlier mentioned convertible top

A real stunner with the nearly perfect black paint and loads of chrome accenting. The red interior does not take anything away either, and Art Deco styling is fab. Too bad the convertible top does not work, but it is in excellent condition otherwise. Put on your Dorothy round sunglasses, curl your hair and cover it with a bandanna. We are going for a cruise in high Mercury style! Now that's a Chattanooga Choo Choo baby.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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 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

  • 1946 Mercury Sedan
  • Listing ID: CC-1705503
  • Price: $39,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1946
  • Make:Mercury
  • Model:Sedan
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:6209
  • Stock Number:5025
  • VIN:799A1579972
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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