Price: US $56,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercury
  • Model: Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1949
  • Mileage: 2,887
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: Flathead V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1949 Mercury Coupe

An uncut 1949 Mercury coupe like this is a rather rare find, arer even than an unchopped 1932 Ford 3-window coupe. This car also features a correct flathead V8, bunch of period accessories, nd 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, ecause they look chopped even in stock form. In fact, ou should probably get ready for the questions and comments about the roof chop on this car. The truth is, t's 100% factory sheetmetal that's in excellent condition. The first all-new Mercury since 1942, t has a very modern look with a nicely integrated front end, dramatic sweep along the fender lines, nd 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, substantial car that rightfully commands a premium. The doors fit well and use very cool pull handles, he hood sits flush, nd everything lines up well from front to rear. There are a few signs of use and age, ut the restoration only has about 3000 miles on it, o for the most part it's quite clean and straight. Details like the familiar electric razor grille, he stainless side trim, nd 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, imple door panels, nd contrasting dark red carpets. For the most part, t's completely stock save for a set of classic Auto Meter gauges in place of the originals, ostly because the electrical system has been converted to 12 volts, nd 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, on't worry. This Mercury also includes a period "swamp cooler" accessory in the passenger's side window, eat belts, indshield visor, nd 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, his 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, e clearly knew his stuff. It's been nicely detailed, oo, ith proper red paint on the block, 2-barrel carburetor up top, nd factory exhaust manifolds. You'll quickly spot the 12-volt alternator and aluminum radiator, oth of which improve reliability and make it a joy to drive, ut 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, o it's a wonderful highway cruiser, nd 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, ut 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!