Sometimes you just have to drive slow. No, its not because youre on the verge of losing your license or youre stuck behind a funeral. No, sometimes you need to drive slow...to be seen. Youll need the right car, like this 51 Merc-its dropped a little, its got wide whites, with a few subtle changes, and the right sound. Take a look at the pics and imagine yourself in the sloooow lane! At first glance, this sure looks like a stocker, but then you dig a bit deeper. Theres no chop (thats a good thing for anyone over 56") but the front end has been cleaned up a bunch. Youll notice plenty of grille, but youre now missing the upper half-width bar and the uprights. The headlights are frenched in and the hood ornament up top has been shaved. The lower bumper was fitted and welded to make a one piece item instead of the original three. The effect is amazing, allowing the grille "teeth" to appear like theyre floating while making the front jut forward like the nose of a streamliner train. Out back, the deck lid emblem is likewise gone, along with the trunk lock. The color is black, of course, which only helps the chrome and trim stand out. Dual spots on the A-pillars are period correct as are the capped lake pipes running below the doors. The windows are tinted a dark purple black, again for nostalgia. Four doors make for easy hauling, and the rears are suicide hinged. Theyre perfect for the overall vibe. Inside, youll do a double take when you see the seats-those are out of an 84 Coupe deVille! Im not sure you could ask for a better fit as they look like they were made for the car. Youre holding onto a Grant Signature Series steering wheel attached to the Caddys tilt column accented with a billet shift handle. The gauges are from Dakota Digital, and theyre definitely cool. Full instrumentation from speedometer on down comes to life with a twist of the key. A JVC CD player head unit provides the tunes, hidden away and accessible via the wireless remote. Air conditioning, added just six months ago, runs under the dash and keeps you cool on road trips. The big, fully-upholstered trunk holds the spare tire, the battery and the Air Ride Technologies compressor and air tank. Oh, yes: This car gets slow and low. Under the hood is the rodders favorite-a small block Chevy. 350 cubic inches moves you around with power to spare, thanks to a four-barrel carb, an aluminum intake and an HEI ignition. Billet valve covers with engraved flames and a too-tall velocity stack air cleaner are reminders that this car doesnt take itself too seriously. Underneath, a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission backs the mill, sending power back to a GM 12-bolt. Exhaust travels through dual pipes and old school Thrush glasspacks. Power brakes with discs up front hide beneath your feet. Last, and arguably greatest, are the big Coker wide whites on steel wheels with 57 Cadillac hubcaps. You almost cant imagine the car without them! Ready to go slow? This is a great car for carhops and Main Streets the nation over. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.
DISCLAIMER: The information in this ad is provided by the seller and not OldRide.com. The prices, terms, and reliability of the item remains subject to the direct negotiation between the buyer and seller. OldRide.com is not responsible for any damages that may occur during a transaction. For more resources about purchasing a vehicle online visit our help section "Buying a