OldCarOnline.com - 1950 Mercury Coupe

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Ad Number:599212
Vehicle Type:Antique/Classic
Model Type:2DR Coupe
Price:$65000  USD
Stock Number:
Name:Gloria Reems
City:Port orchard
Zip/Postal Code:98366
Phone 1:360-271-1333
Phone 2:
Phone 3:
Web Site Address:

Vehicle Description

This body-on restoration was a 3 year project
completed in early 2010 and started with probably the
most pristine stock body you can find. No rust
anywhere; photos of under carriage show why a body-
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since 1964. Originally a California car, the second
owner in Washington bought it in 1965, gave it to his
son in 1975 who sold it to me in 2000 with 99,900
original miles on it. Always garage stored, very
little driving in rain. Most of the interior
stainless trim had been removed during re-upholstery
in 1964 and I spent years acquiring it again. Body is
still stock with few modifications; engine & running
gear mostly stock with re-builds and a few changes
for safety & convenience and a few
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factory but not on car were found and added.

BODY & INTERIOR: Stock 1950 Mercury 8 Coupe with 1951
fender skirts. Re-painted in 1966 Corvette Trophy
Blue with some Pearl added. Detailed pin striping by
Jr. Nelson both inside & outside. Upholstery done in
similar styling to original including all stainless
trim, and is leather w/naughahyde trim matching
exterior color w/Pearl White accent colors. Hand
assist straps added to side posts and rope assists on
back of front seats. 4 lap seat belts added matching
as close as possible. Carpet is a slightly darker
blue. Headliner is Pearl White as accent trim but
shows darker in photos. A custom console was added
for me and is short enough for seat to be pulled up
all the way. Glove box is shallow to allow room for
the Vintage Air heat/AC ductwork and is wired to plug
in an iPod to run off radio and charge. Alpine iDA
X100 radio is AM/FM & iPod, displays playlists &
content playing. 6 speakers & amplifier make a
terrific sound. Original radio & clock remain but are
not working (radio face only). Original dash/gauges
but only the speedometer & fuel gauge wired to work.
Vintage style Autometer gauges added for oil
pressure, voltage, tach, and water temp gauges for
both left & right pumps. OEM steering wheel
reconditioned and colored to match accent trim &
dash. Front & side window frames changed to chrome &
opening rear quarter windows. All new seals. Trunk
interior finished same as interior with upholstered
panel added to hide amplifier & battery. Custom
Mercury head added to panel. Spare wheel/tire match
the rest. Original grill & bumpers, most of chrome &
stainless is original and restored as necessary.

ENGINE & RUNNING GEAR: This is a numbers matching
car. Original V8 Flathead was re-built by H&H
Flatheads in California. Originally 255CI bored to
.125 over for 276CI. Holly 39 CFM 4 barrel carb
w/chrome air cleaner; Edelbrock polished aluminum
heads & intake manifold; Fenton polished dual
exhausts; 100 AMP chrome alternator; power steering
using stock column; chrome pulleys & A/C pump. Chrome
radiator support-pretty much all chrome or polished
under the hood! New custom Walker 3 core radiator
keeps it cool and looks like original. Electric fan
with manual override; new Ron Francis wiring
throughout for 12V (reducer for 6V for fuel gauge
used) with a master fuse when removed cuts all power,
built in connector for a trickle charger. JAMCO front
end suspension & power front disc brakes, stock rear
drum brakes. MSD Billet Ready Distributer & Blaster
II Coil. Original 3 speed transmission on the column
without overdrive has been gone through & new
driveline installed that is
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" than original. This car
runs great & sounds great!! I have 2 other classic
cars and this is the only one I have never seen
anything leak!!

OTHER: Chrome wheels & baby moons with Coker wide
white radial tires (spare matches); stainless door
handle guards, Halibrand tail pipe deflectors
w/Mercury head, curb buffers & chrome gas cap trim.
Blue Dot tail lights.

At the time of this posting there are only 895 miles
on it since restoration. This car was featured in a
1998 story in 1949-1950-1951 Ford Mercury Owners
Magazine and will be included for
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\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Manual and other literature I have

I doubt you can find another 1950 Mercury in this
condition that is un-chopped, not shaved and
essentially stock. It has won many awards for Best of
Show and Best Engine, including a Best Engine at
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Flathead)! Appraised in 2010 for $70,000. I will
consider very serious offers only. No trades as I
need to downsize and have another classic.

Funds in USD only. $500 non-refundable deposit
required with balance paid within 7 days. Buyer is
responsible for shipping & costs. I will assist in
preparation & loading. PayPal preferred for deposit.
Clear Washington Title in my name.
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