1951 Mercury Hardtop


Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

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Morgantown, PA



Year 1951
Mileage 1489
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Mercury
Model Other

Other 1951

Title Status --
Exterior Color Deep Grape Purple
Interior Color White


1951 Mercury Hardtop

Our consignment is the quintessential \"lead sled\" with its awesome \"Buck Rogers Rocket\" lines, purple nurple paint that dances with your eyes on various curved and shaved surfaces, big chrome teeth for the grille, and a killer side profile. We give you this rolling work of art where every detail makes other cars envious not just in its size, but beautiful lines and some exaggerated features that play up the theme to the nines.

Up front is the massive mostly blacked out 53 Desoto grille that has vertical teeth polished to the nines to grind up the competition. Purple neon tubes are inserted in the grille and wheel well areas and can be turned on by a switch on the dash. Flanking this big chrome are 5+inch frenched circular headlights on the front quarters and a shaved bumper. Just above these \"teeth\" a bulbous hood that is leading the way for the wonderfully large hood bathed in grape ultra shiny Deep Grape Purple paint. A few dents, areas of paint lifting and dings are noted all bodywork throughout rounded integrated fenders with more curves than Brigitte Bardot are bathed in grape metallic which makes its way back to the large door which has also been shaved of its handles now actuated by a popper. The passenger compartment roof has been chopped 5-1/2 inches and thiscoupled with a body that has been channeled gives it a more \"grounded\" look for the eye-catching slow cruise and quality. A split front windshield angles to either side and adds to the look. In back past the B pillar is a small window matching the rear roof line. Looking much like an extrusion, this jelly bean shaped car has an exaggerated shaved rear quarter sporting the fender skirts revealing just a scooch of the rear tire. The back end of the car with the chopped roofline now takes on a very rounded over gracefully angled quality and sports a rounded over trunk. On either side batman like wings in grape extend past the trunk and house 4 antennas which are also frenched. For the rear roll pan we see pointed vertical oval devil faced tail lights with a blue dot inserts that have chromed exhaust exits next to them with flame throwers worked into these pipes. Also a frenched license plate is in the center. Ivory handled old school halogen spotlights are hanging off of either side to check out the side scenery at night. Dodge Lancer hubcaps are in chrome are spinning round and round on 15-inch steel wheels.

As with many no expenses spared and no concept too wild, the interior reflects the work put into the exterior. We are greeted with door panels that have grape metallic sills and white smooth uppers in leather and vertical tuck and roll lowers. Some purple piping lineages the surfaces and also shiny chromed cranks and actuators are in this field. I slipped inside and sat upon a Cadillac power actuated overstuffed parchment leather bench with purple between the smooth bolsters and tuck and roll centers. It\'s just a visual playdate with the doors and sucks you in. The rear bench has gone missing and now replaced by a boxed leather covered panel. Our consignor states he has a rear bench if you want to add more passengers to the interior. Above, the headliner is paneled white but has a purple neon tube to illuminate the interior..trippy! Upfront the mercury dash retains its original shape but has been modded to include some airbrushed ice chip purple pattern for the top and front. Large vertical ribbed chrome is in for the dash lowers and it has a peppering of purple/white striped resin knobs and toggles. The instruments have been replaced by a single Auto Meter white faced digital odometer and speedometer/tach combination gauge within a black field. Vertical ribs extend to the center of the dash and more purple /white striped slider knobs and pulls are seen. Below the dash are a lineup of no less than 5 aftermarket gauges to keep your eyes on the pulse of the mill. More chipped ice airbrushing for the glovebox which now houses a CB radio with a drive-in movie speaker in the corner as well as a Sony aftermarket digital AM/FM/CD/USB radio. The white steering wheel is from a 67 Impala and goes well with the retro dash and teardrop knobs and pulls. Black carpeting floods the floors and is near perfection.

They say cleanliness is next to godliness and this engine bay could start another religion. It is that clean. In the center is the heart of the cruiser in the form of a 302ci V8 circa 1980. It is fed by a Holley 650cfm 4-barrel carburetor and has a C5 3-speed automatic transmission on back. A Ford 9 inch with 2.60 rear axle is now spinning the rear wheels. Dual glasspack muffler equipped exhaust are on and these have had mounted spark plugs that can produce flames out the back.

A lot of patina and some rust here and there, but nothing remarkable. This is an X frame car with front independent coil springs and


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