1950 Mercury Coupe

"Lead Sled"

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$24,900

Year
1950
Make
Mercury
Model
Coupe
Stock
B1865 R
Vin
50SL83430M
Odometer Reading
0
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Blue
Interior Color
White
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

Coming off a nationwide freeze of manufacturing, Mercury began their production of their first vehicle since World War II. The legendary flathead V8 continued into the new model year but with a slight improvement in power, the transmission received an excellent option for overdrive giving it a bit of an easier to manage top speed and with its new “ponton” styling found on the Mercury Eight, this vehicle became an instant hit. This new design gave the Mercury Eight a much more distinct look differentiating it from its cousin, the Lincoln, and although Lincoln was popular in sales that year as well, Mercury went on to take honors for most sales and broke the record amount in its first year after war. The first few years of Mercury post-war became a popular car to customize and even developed a catchy name, the “lead sled”. This mass market for hot rods and custom rides caused there to be very few original ones still intact and those which were left in an unmolested state became more valuable as the years went on.

This sleek 1950 Mercury 8 features a professionally rebuilt 350 v8 that was built by Eckberg Motors Rebuilding Inc. paired with an automatic transmission. The block was bored and honed and the valves were ground. Over $11,000 was spent on the drivetrain at this time and comes with a receipt showing this done in 2004. The car has not been driven much since then. The engine was given new main bearings, flat top pistons, 4 barrel intake and a 4 barrel Holley Carburetor. According to the owner, the transmission was also rebuilt. The car features power brakes, Ford 9 inch rear end with 370 gears, dual exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers, Dakota digital gauges, electric cooling fan, chrome valve covers and air cleaner, Pioneer CD player, wheel skirts, spot lights and a trailer hitch. This car is set up to cruise and is a blast to drive. Cosmetically the car shows very well. The paint and chrome are in beautiful condition.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1950
Make
Mercury
Model
Coupe
Hobby Segment
Classic
Odometer Reading
0
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Blue
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
White
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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