Offered for Sale by the California Automobile Museum
This 1951 Mercury 4 door sedan is in great shape. This is a nice driver quality Mercury that needs just a touch of TLC to make it a fantastic ride. This vehicle has come from an estate and its history is unknown.
The exterior of this Mercury is nice and has a great shine to it. The body panels are all straight and line up well. There only seems to be two place that show a couple of bubbles in the paint on the lower rear section of the front fenders, the left side has one very small bubble and the right side has 2 small bubbles (one side is pictured and the other would not show up in the picture). The original mirrors have been removed and small peeper style mirrors have been added to the top of the doors via a small set screw. There does not seem to be any filler on the vehicle as I have gone over the entire car with a magnet. the chrome on the car is in great shape accept for the right front corner on the outside of the turn signal lens. The front and rear bumpers are in great shape. there looks to be a small piece of trim on the rear Mercury emblem that is missing, its the piece that covers the latch mechanism for the trunk. The drivers side door glass is broken but it is still intact and will also roll up and down. The rest of the glass is complete and is in nice shape. Driving lights have been added to the front bumper horns but have not been wired up.
The cloth and vinyl interior is in great shape. The seats are clean and they are comfortable. The door panels are in nice shape with the exception of the drivers door panel where the metal trim has been pulled away from the panel and has been bent and is partially broken. The headliner is in great shape and is clean. The dash board is complete with all of its gauges. All of the gauges seem to operate correctly except for the clock which does not appear to operate. The radio also does not operate but is still intact.
The flathead V-8 engine runs well. It starts right up, idles nicely and seems to have good power. It looks as though it might be in original condition. The manual column shift 3 speed transmission shifts well and transfers power to the rear end like it should. The engine seems to operate at the correct temperature. The electrical system seems to be in good order as all the lights and signals work correctly. The gauges look like they are working properly as well. A new battery was installed and was the only thing needed to get the vehicle going. All of the doors open and close solidly and the windows roll up and down as they should. The tires have good tread left and three of them were manufactured in the 36th month of 2009 and one the 43rd month of 2008. The vehicle has been garaged the whole time the current owner has had the vehicle.
This 1951 Mercury is a solid vehicle that seems to run well. This vehicle has come in from an estate sale and the history of it is unknown. The issue date on the title to the current owner is 10/30/09. I am unaware of how often he drove the vehicle. The owner was a collector and all of his vehicles were in great shape. I have tried to describe this vehicle honestly and to the best of my ability from driving the vehicle it myself and looking over the vehicle to write this description. If you have any questions that have not been answered in this write-up please call me and I will answer them to the best of my ability.
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