1946 Mercury Deluxe 7276 Miles Quasar Blue Coupe 350 cubic inch V8 Automatic
Price: US $26,900.00
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Deluxe
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1946
- Mileage: 7276
- VIN: 99A1281964
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 350 cubic inch V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: --
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1946 Mercury DeluxeRecent build on a relatively rare Mercury. 350 Chevy, 700R4 transmission with overdrive, cold A/C, new interior, power steering & disc brakes, nice stereo. Just get in and cruise with an unusual and comfortable rod!
You just donâ€™t see that many Mercurys like this, so if you like standing out without making a lot of noise, this is a great choice. The build is a few years old but has been recently and extensively freshened, so the vivid Quasar Blue paint looks fantastic. Itâ€™s a late-model color that has kind of a chameleon look depending on the lighting, from deep blue to almost purple, and we find it very attractive. The bodywork underneath is quite nicely done, too, with straight sheetmetal and no evidence that this was ever a rusty or wrecked car. The doors fit well, the hood snugs down without a lot of tweaking on the hinges (a common issue on FoMoCo cars of this period), and the brightwork was all installed where it belongs. No modifications, no chopped top, no dated graphics, just a classic-looking Merc with some very understated pinstripes on the nose and trunk. The impression is familiar, but even Ford guys will want to give this car a closer look.
The comfortable interior is recent and includes all the creature comforts we demand in our street rods today. The gray and blue upholstery is comfortable and neutral enough so that it always looks good and it suits the personality of the cool coupe just fine. The upgrades include bucket seats and a console with a built-in radio, tilt steering column with a handsome wood-rimmed wheel, cold A/C, and a full array of vintage-looking VDO gauges, including a tach over on the passengerâ€™s side. Everything works like it should and youâ€™ll note that all the various knobs have been replaced with matching blue jewel pieces that look slick and fit right in. Thereâ€™s even a neat little clock built into the center console. The back seat is comfortable enough for full-sized adults and itâ€™s quiet and cool inside for cruising on warm days with the A/C cranking. You also get a giant trunk thatâ€™s great for all your gear on a road trip, and it includes the battery with master shut-off switch and a space-saver spare just in case. Thereâ€™s some staining on the carpet in the trunk, but thatâ€™s a minor demerit in a pretty nicely finished interior. Even the underside of the trunk lid is neatly upholstered.
Power comes from a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8, and if youâ€™re going to hit the road thatâ€™s an ideal choice. Built for a good compromise between power and reliability, it features a 4-barrel carburetor and HEI ignition system, so it fires up quickly and runs great, offering a smooth idle that sounds muscular without being annoying or fussy. Thereâ€™s a giant aluminum radiator up front, some chrome dress-up parts to make it look its best, and youâ€™ll spot red paint on the engine for just a little extra flash. Other niceties include power steering and power disc brakes, making it easy to handle, and all the wiring is new so no worries there. It just works like it should, which is the whole point of putting modern hardware in a vintage car.
The front suspension is from a late-model GM car, including the A-arms, power steering box, and disc brakes, so service is easy in the future. The transmission is a 700R4 4-speed automatic with overdrive, so this car is ideal for long highway drives where it just loafs along at 75 MPH. Thereâ€™s also a set of what we believe to be 3.08 gears in the 10-bolt rear end, adding to its relaxed demeanor. The exhaust uses vintage-style mufflers with a nice bark, as well as polished stainless megaphone tips for just the right look. Ride and handling is comfortable yet competent, assisted by chrome steelies, baby moon hubcaps, and recent whitewall radials.
A set of accessory fender skirts are included, already painted to match the car.
This clean Mercury gets everything right and the reasonable price gets you all the features you want wrapped in handsome sheetmetal. We get calls about all the street rods we sell, and almost everyone asks for A/C, power steering, and a good stereo, which this car offers. Add in a classic old-school look, an unusual brand name, and excellent road manners, and you end up with a car that will be happy to travel with you anywhere you go and do it in style. Call today!
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