1949 Mercury Eight Custom Coupe. A Very Rare & Limited Pete & Jakes Street Rod
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Coupe
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1949
- Mileage: 1000
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1949 Mercury Coupe
This is One Of Those Breath Taken Moments When You See A Once in Lifetime Real Deal Street Rod That Combines Pro-Touring, Classical Street Rod and Full Blown Custom All Together To Build This Spectacular 1949 Mercury Coupe.
A Very Rare Pete & Jakes Body!!
This Mercury is a tribute to that era in custom car history that marked the beginning of custom builds that to this day street rodders try to duplicate and is known as â€œThe Lead Sledâ€. The Lead Sled era was that time in our car history when we took 30s 40s and 50s cars and made them super desirable. On the top of that list was one of the most desirable and sought after, not to mention difficult to find Mercury Coupe and especially to find a 49-50 Mercury Coupe. With it's smooth and sleek body lines and very distinctive styling help make these cars super popular for the original buyers back in the 50's but were even more popular for the street-rodders. The 49-50 Mercury Coupe body was by far the one to beat, especially with those chopped tops, shaved handles, finned body panels and letâ€™s not forget the flames.
This Mercury started with the very rare and very limited production Pete and Jakes body with its flawless 3" chopped body. Styling included a combination of the original steel body panels with the addition of the custom chopped body. Unique attributes to this build included a fresh 1993 Cadillac Northstar High Output Motor. The Northstar was Cadillacâ€™s Trademark engine assembly, designed for the Allante, bosting an impressive 300 HP and 295 ft. lbs. of torque.
Next up was the stylish addition of the sleeker rear window design of the 39 Mercury given this build that 30s to 40 transitions that showcases that timeless styling that still carries over into street rod builders of today.
No build is complete without some retro so the additions of the Mercedes headlamps helped set this car apart from anything else out there.
This build goes on and on with unique attributes like a beautiful high dollar soft leather pro touring interior with of course â€œFlamesâ€ A very classy way to get that true 49-50 Mercury build with those well-deserved signature flames, plus a full air bag suspension system that gives this a float on the road ride, a lower stance with ultimate cruise-ability and that James Dean Cool appearance.
Now you can throw in some power windows, power trunk lid, killer sound system, custom exhaust and top it off with an over the top professional no expense spared paint job and whaa laaâ€¦This 49 Mercury was born.
I could go on and on but wouldnâ€™t you rather drive it? If you want that one of a kind unique car that turns heads so fast that it will hurt your neckâ€¦buy this car!!. If you want timeless beauty and styling that will only appreciate in valueâ€¦then buy this car!! If you donâ€™t want to go out and spend $30,000 or MORE of your hard earned dollars for a barn car and then spend $100-$150K of even harder earned dollarsâ€¦not to mention the next 2-5 yrs. of your already busy life to build one like thisâ€¦then BUY THIS CAR!!
With this exceptional price point for this over the top high dollar build, you should act now. Contact me for the owners information (Private car collection owner and personal friend) He is retired and happy to speak to you about this Mercury.