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Here's a minty green 1950 Mercury coupe with serious personality, V8 power, and loaded with cool/rare options. It's such an interesting car it spent nearly a quarter-century as a museum piece!
This is the legendary series that everyone loves to make into hot rods, so it's even more impressive to find a well-preserved/restored example that loves to shine like nostalgia. It follows close to the factory-correct Maywood Green, but now it has a nice metallic element that loves the light. In fact, this one is all about looking good. This coupe was in a Texas museum from 1995 until this year, and so it loves being a showpiece. Spending time in the spotlight also means the brightwork looks great. The bumpers are mirror-like, the grille has an intricate electric shaver look, and the full-length side trim almost looks unbroken across the straight body panels. Plus, the white roof and wide whitewalls make for a subtle two-tone. And while you're looking at the white parts, don't forget to spot the coordinating sunshade. While that's a cool and rare 1950s option, an even rarer one is the rear window wiper that's on display!
The two-tone tan interior is more of that pure 1950s cool. And you'll love details like the striped inserts in the cloth seats. Even the trunk looks period-correct, right down to the mat and whitewall full-size spare. Like any good American cruiser, there's plenty of room to share the experience with family and friends. It has a terrific time capsule like presentation with the bright dash that even has the original AM radio is still on display. But in these Mercurys the driver really was the king. That's why you not only got the artful steering wheel and speedometer, but also all the essential controls including lights and heater were just a finger's length away.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see Flathead V8 power. Mercuries were popular, because these 255 cubic-inch motors had extra displacement and extra torque over what was available at Ford during the time. And this legendary powerhouse looks authentic, right down to the oil bath air cleaner and bright blue block that almost matches the exterior paint. And while this was a museum piece, the fresh look of the belts, wires, and hoses tell you this has been treated correctly. And the way it fires up eagerly affirms it. This V8 makes a nice sound out of the glasspack dual exhaust, and you have the added control of the classic column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. Plus, there's Touch-O-Matic overdrive another rare option.
Complete with owner's manual, this is the coupe you want if you're looking to turn your garage into your own museum. So if you love a classic stunner, call today!
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