1946 Mercury Eight

Price: US $21,000.00 Item location: Cisco, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2dr Coupe
  • Year: 1946
  • Mileage: 1,754
  • VIN: 99A1397780
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: Straight 8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1946 Mercury Other

This is a very special 1946 Mercury 8 2dr Coupe. Although there is no documentation that can be obtained to prove the claim, am aware that I am the first civilian registered owner of this Mercury. During the frame off restoration, had a happenstance meeting with a gentleman who overheard me talking about the car while out at lunch one day. He explained to me that he knew my car, obviously thought that he knew of the 46 coupe, ut not my specific car. He went on to explain to me every large dent that was in the car and how it got there. This perked up my ears, ut still didn't make me completely believe the guy. But, nce he was able to accurately describe what was wrong with the engine, hich was the #7 valve being burnt, nd why it had been put in storage, suddenlybelievedeverything the man said. So what makes this car so extra special? It spent its original life as a pursuit vehicle for the Texas Rangerschasingdown bootleggers between San Antonio and Abilene. Every dent that was in it came from physically running another car off the road. He knew this information because he was a retired Texas Ranger. ( I suspect he drove the car )
During the restoration an original style Mercury V8 24 stud Flathead installed after complete rebuild. Was bored .125 over, luminum Edlebrock heads, ild cam, nd a few other improvements were made. All new interior made from same type of fabric used when new. Original AM radio installed and in working condition. Original heater completely rebuilt. Dash clock is a bran new clock from original 40's stock. Original chrome and stainless parts were reinstalled after being re-proccessed. All new drivegear and suspension. I built this car up to be a driver and as original as possible. I did not want it to just sit around looking good, ven though it does do that very well.
When you purchase this beautiful Merc, spare engine that needs rebuilt will accompany it as well as a bran new Mitchelloverdrive system.I have additional photos of the car during the restoration period that can be emailed when requested and the car is in my presence, o any photo that is not shown can be taken and sent.