FOR SALE: 1947 Mercury Sedan
Antique/Classic / St. Louis, Missouri
In 1937, Edsel Ford started a new company, more luxurious version of his company\'s mainline car, intended to bridge the enormous price gap between the highest trimmed Ford and the base Lincoln. The designs of the new car were done by E.T. \'Bob\' Gregorie. There was debate within the company if this new intermediate car should be a new Ford model or spun-off into a new marque. Over 100 different model and marque names were considered before \"Mercury\" was finally selected.
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present the handsome 1947 Mercury Sedan you see pictured. This particular car is an older restoration out of the wonderfully dry state of Arizona. The V8 sedan has a few modern day comforts making this an excellent Sunday cruiser!
Finished in black, the paint is in great condition with only a few minor imperfections. The body is solid along the beautiful lines that make the \'47 Mercury the classic that it is. The chrome looks great, showing only a few minor imperfections. The car has benefited from an older restoration that has really given the 66 year old car a better outlook! This Mercury really shows well.
Inside, you will find that the gray vinyl is in great shape. The entire interior appears to have been reupholstered back when the body received its restoration. Everything shows well, including the seats, carpet and door panels. The headliner does have some subtle sag but that is typical of a 66 year old car. The dash looks to be original, is in beautiful condition and has had aftermarket gauges added in addition to the original gauges. This is a very airy feeling car as there are a lot of windows, so the car feels large on the inside. An added perk to the car is that it is equipped with cruise control and air conditioning!
Under the hood, you will find a swapped 327 SBC, complete with a Holley 4 barrel carburetor, HEI ignition, Ram Horn exhaust manifolds into true duals and an electric fuel pump. Attached to the 327 is a Powerglide transmission. This four door sedan sits upon a set of polished, original style Mercury wheels wrapped in beautiful white wall tires. There are four wheel drum brakes all the way around. There are also aftermarket ladder bars beneath the car to prevent rear wheel hop. The VIN is 799A1715486 and the mileage currently shows 33,239. This is a true Arizona car and is being sold on a clean & clear Arizona title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!