Privately Owned. 770
Excellent 1951 Mercury Model 74-A this car is done right with all the touches 90% original and completely restored.
Mercury received all new, true postwar styling starting with the 1949 model year, and nearly everything was changed when compared to the 1948 models. The cars were swoopier and sleeker, wider and lower, and had a completely new front look. Furthermore, they were no longer dressed-up Fords, but instead stand-alone designs that shared as much with Lincoln as with Ford’s model line. Pricing was aimed at the mid-market consumer, with a standard coupe costing just under $2,000. This was competitive with offerings from Buick, Oldsmobile, and Chrysler, and DeSoto.
In addition to a new look and identity, the Mercury engine grew in displacement to 255 cid, and horsepower grew from 100 to 110. The suspension set-up placed coil springs in the front and leaf springs in the back. Shifting was handled via a 3-speed manual transmission, with an optional overdrive unit available.
Body styles included a coupe, a four-door sedan, a convertible, and a woody station wagon. The early introduction of the new Mercurys meant there was a long sales window for the model year. Even still, more than 300,000 models were sold in 1949, far surpassing the three previous model years combined.
Mercury made only minor adjustments in 1950, with some trim differences from the previous year. A low-priced coupe joined the lineup, as well as Mercury’s first hardtop design, the Monterey. A 1950 Mercury convertible was chosen as the Indy pace car. Again, nearly 300,000 Mercurys sold this year.
My name is Scott please contact me asap as it is priced to sell you will love this car like I have. I am just looking for another classic to put together.
If you need help with financing and have good credit I can help you. 770 826-3575.