• Stock:

    2913-ATL

  • Engine Size:

    255 Flathead V8

  • Transmission Type:

    Manual

  • Miles:

    2,887 (Since Built)

  • Location:

    Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Estimated Monthly Payment

    $412.40

    (based on 20% down over 120 months)

HARD-TO-FIND UNCHOPPED MERC, RECENT RESTO BACK 2 STOCK, 255 V8 FLATHEAD, 12-VOLT

An uncut 1949 Mercury coupe like this is a rather rare find, rarer even than an unchopped 1932 Ford 3-window coupe. This car also features a correct flathead V8, a bunch of period accessories, and a period driving experience that proves why these cars have been so popular for 65 years.

You can see why the customizers gravitated to the early post-war Mercs, because they look chopped even in stock form. In fact, you should probably get ready for the questions and comments about the roof chop on this car. The truth is, it's 100% factory sheetmetal that's in excellent condition. The first all-new Mercury since 1942, it has a very modern look with a nicely integrated front end, a dramatic sweep along the fender lines, and a semi-fastback profile that makes it look fast just sitting still. The burgundy paint is a period-perfect choice that emphasizes the Mercury's grown-up mission, a substantial car that rightfully commands a premium. The doors fit well and use very cool pull handles, the hood sits flush, and everything lines up well from front to rear. There are a few signs of use and age, but the restoration only has about 3000 miles on it, so for the most part it's quite clean and straight. Details like the familiar electric razor grille, the stainless side trim, and gorgeous wrap-around bumpers have all been fully (and expensively) restored for a very upscale presence.

The handsome cloth interior offers room for everyone with period-appropriate fabrics, simple door panels, and contrasting dark red carpets. For the most part, it's completely stock save for a set of classic Auto Meter gauges in place of the originals, mostly because the electrical system has been converted to 12 volts, and you really have to look closely to see the change. The lovely steering wheel features a delicate horn ring and cool Mercury emblem and there's a column-mounted shifter for the 3-speed manual transmission. That 12 volt conversion also permits the use of a modern AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the center of the dash but nothing was cut or modified to make it fit, don't worry. This Mercury also includes a period "swamp cooler" accessory in the passenger's side window, seat belts, windshield visor, and a back seat big enough for real-sized humans. The trunk is fully finished with black carpets and includes a matching full-sized spare tire.

Don't worry, this Mercury still packs a correct 255 cubic inch V8 which was recently rebuilt by a noted flathead mechanic. Given how easily it starts and how well it runs, he clearly knew his stuff. It's been nicely detailed, too, with proper red paint on the block, a 2-barrel carburetor up top, and factory exhaust manifolds. You'll quickly spot the 12-volt alternator and aluminum radiator, both of which improve reliability and make it a joy to drive, but the rest is quite stock so the car's original personality is totally intact. It's backed by a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive, so it's a wonderful highway cruiser, and everything from the suspension to the brakes is 1950-spec so it drives like it should. Dual exhaust pipes with glasspack-style mufflers give it just the right flathead exhaust note. Steel wheels with dog dish hubcaps and bias-ply wide whites finish the look in the correct style.

There are plenty of chopped '49 Mercurys out there, but when was the last time you saw a virtually untouched original? This is a very desirable car that's fully sorted and ready to cruise. Call today!

Features

Build Receipts , AM/FM Radio, CD Player, iPod Compatible, Cloth Interior, Heat

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Size
255 Flathead V8
Transmission Type
Manual
Rear End
3.91

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Burgundy
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1949
Make
Mercury
Model
Coupe
Miles
2,887 (Since Built)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Gray
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Cloth
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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