Frame Off Restored Convertible 255 Flathead 8 3 Speed Manual w/Overdrive

Price: US $119,000.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1951
  • Mileage: 21,846
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 255 ci Flathead V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1951 Mercury Other Convertible

eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1951 Mercury Convertible Frame Off Restored Convertible 255 Flathead 8 3 Speed Manual w/Overdrive Year: 1951 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Black Mileage: 21846 Transmission type: 3 Speed Manual Engine: 255 ci Flathead V8 Interior color: Red Vehicle Info When it comes to '50s cruisers. Chevrolet definitely isn't the only shop in town. While the hallowed Bel Air might be the best known car of all time. the graceful Mercury Eight often provides more substance. more style and more exclusivity. From chopped flame-throwers to classy museum fodder. lead sled Mercs offer something for every set of priorities. And every once in a while a solid. unmolested classic. like this jaw dropping convertible. hits our RK Motors Charlotte showroom and renews our focus on culture and sophistication. With a storied flathead. 3-speed manual transmission and clean restoration that's seen less than 200 miles of road time. this car is more than just eye candy. And if you're the kind of buyer who's searching for a stunning. all-steel hot rod. we can't think of anything that offers more style for the money!The beneficiary of a detailed. frame-off restoration. this slick sled was completely disassembled. carefully finessed and expertly rebuilt to the absolute highest standards. As you can tell from our photos. the car retains all of its original proportions. resulting in a balanced profile that's exclusive to unaltered Detroit steel. Take a close look at that profile and you'll find buttery surfaces that maintained a solid faade for close to 64 years. That faade created a super clean fuselage that's been laboriously block-sanded and covered in a stunning coat of Jet Black paint. That glossy pigment stays vibrant thanks to a tough layer of clear that's been carefully buffed to a crowd pleasing shine. And today. this Mercury rolls as one excellent classic with no filler. no bulges. no questionable seams and nothing that would otherwise demerit its exhaustive restoration. Initially released in 1949. the styling of the Eight was successful in both ending the monotony of warmed-over pre-war designs and differentiating the brand from its comparable Ford cousin: a trick that spelled instant sales success. Those newfound sales made the car immensely popular with customizers. and the first lead sled. built by Sam Barris. pioneered what would become hot rodding's definitive early '50s kustom. At the front of this drop-top. a heavy bumper props large chrome bullets in front of a convex. wraparound grille. clear parking lamps and chrome-trimmed halogen headlights. At the sides of that grille. straight. "MERCURY" branded trim spears parallel dent-free rocker moldings and optional fender skirts. Above those spears. a topped and crested hood flows to framed glass that's flanked by small mirrors. standard stainless wipers and traditional chrome door handles. And at the back of the car. a power cloth roof folds behind a second Mercury crest. 'blue dot' tail lights and a second bulleted bumper that's aligned with textured rock guards. If Henry Ford perfected one aspect of his automobiles. it was the Ford V8. Introduced in 1932 as a durable. torque-rich competitor to more expensive and labor-intensive 8-cylinders. the 'flatty' has established an unmatched reputation as the go-to mill for classic and kustom car enthusiasts. And. in keeping with tradition. this stellar Merc is powered by a correct. 255 cubic inch BG block. Spinning smooth 6. 8 to 1 compression into 112 horsepower and 206 lb. /ft. of torque. the throaty engine growls with the help of a roster of vintage parts. Air enters through a Satin Black oil bath cleaner and. juiced by a small carburetor. exits through correct. cast iron exhaust manifolds. Pliable belts turn a traditional generator while a beefy radiator cycles water through FoMoCo hoses and tight screw clamps. Aesthetically. the mill. which perches a Satin Black oil canister on 24-stud heads. has been painted a correct green hue. Cool details like an AC fuel pump. a 6-volt battery and correct horns add enough shine to sit at the show. And overall. this classic's body-matched engine bay is a charming and 100% functional step back into a much simpler. and some would say better. period of American automotive history. Take a look under this solid cruiser and you'll find a fully sorted chassis that. despite its road-ready mechanicals. is exceptionally clean and displays very few signs of wear. While its body was off and being refinished. this Mercury's factory bones were treated to an equally comprehensive makeover. and. given their railroad trestle level of engineering. are probably one of the main reasons the sled rides so smoothly. Satin Black floors make a suitable backdrop for a Satin Black frame and factory-accurate suspension. A correct. 3-speed manual transmission sends power to a familiar Ford axle. In front of that drivetrain. control arms and coil springs remain just as they looked back in 1951. And the same holds true behind that drivetrain. where leaf springs and the aforementioned pumpkin add integrity and grip. 4-wheel drum brakes are a welcome addition and big performance upgrade. There's a quiet. single-pipe exhaust system. And everything rides on bright red wheels that spin fresh 215/75R15 Coker Classic whitewalls around slim trim rings and mirrored center caps. Inside this exclusive Merc. a tasteful Black and Red interior appears much more upscale than its age would suggest. Broad leather seats. which are both soft and supportive. ride on pristine carpet that's framed by attractive. "M" branded sills. In front of those seats. a glossy. "M" branded dash anchors clear gauges and a correct Hi Fidelity radio in stylish chrome trim. At the sides of that dash. coved door panels hang small power window switches above polished stainless trim and correct chrome handles. In front of the driver. an artful Mercury steering wheel spins a full horn ring around a long chrome shifter. And behind the passenger's. a fully restored trunk features a full-size spare tire. This exceptionally clean Mercury is one of the coolest cruisers on the planet! Unmolested and correct. it shines as a classy hot rod which sets itself apart from the sea of chopped. diced. smothered and covered sleds at your local Goodguys event. Solid. early '50s metal doesn't come along too often. and given the attention it draws in our showroom. it certainly won't last long! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)413-4665. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. We usually have over 300 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut- we do this because we love cars! Check out the feedback on our website from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and our cars even look better in person than in the pictures! We look forward to seeing you soon. Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC 28269. For sales and general information. call us at: (704)413-4665. Our Service Programs Under our innovative Seal of Approval Exit Service buying program. RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)413-4665. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 Phone: 704-413-4665 Fax: 704-596-5980 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 413. 4665 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com