1950 Mercury Eight Coupe Eight Coupe
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|Engine:||255 CID Flathead|
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1950 Mercury Eight Coupe Eight Coupe for sale
1950 Mercury Eight Coupe
Second-to-last year for Mercury's original nameplate
Car originally made at Ford's Hazelwood. Missouri assembly plant
Custom blue exterior and pastel gray/dark gray interior
255 CID flathead V-8 engine with Offenhauser aluminum heads and intake manifold and dual carburetors
Three-speed on the floor manual transmission
Dual exhaust and triple-exit side pipes
Vintage air conditioning
Power steering. powe. r brakes. tilt and chromed steering column
Digital instrument panel
Wide whitewall radials and rear wheels skirts
Mercurys always represented a step up from the Ford models on which they're based and this particular car has been taken beyond what any stock post-war Mercury offered. Here at MotoeXotica Classic Cars. we're proud to offer this custom 1950 Mercury Eight Coupe that is still powered by a gorgeous 255CID Ford Flathead V8!
This car started life at Ford's Hazelwood. Missouri assembly plant. which was relatively new itself in 1950. This car's custom blue paint is brilliant and in excellent overall condition. as is its chrome trim. The only minor paint blemishes are near the fuel filler door. on the driver's side where the hood and fender meet and on the driver's side cowl. The car's lights are in near perfect order and the car rides on wide whitewall radials surrounding full moon hubcaps. This car's body panels are solid and straight. as are its bumpers. Car includes rear wheel skirts. The trunk is finished to a high degree with gray carpet and lighter gray front and side panels and includes a full-size spare tire. The engine bay that houses the Flathead V8 is very tidy.
Under the hood is a 255 CID flathead V-8 engine with Offenhauser aluminum heads and intake manifold and dual carburetors. The engine breathes through dual exhausts. Linked to the engine is a three-speed manual transmission on the floor. Driver assistance features include vintage air-conditioning that reportedly still blows cold air. power steering. power brakes and tilt steering. Currently the parking brake is inoperable.
Inside is a stunning pastel gray interior with stitched cloth bench seats fore and aft. a dark gray carpet. a headliner done in the same pastel gray as the seats and a silver metal dashboard that is complete with digital gauges. all in excellent condition. There's a four-spoke aftermarket billet steering wheel and chromed steering column with tilt that fits the interior's vibe. The door panels. mirror glass and shift lever are in very good shape and there is no radio in this example.
The first postwar Mercury was introduced in the 1949 model year. The engine was a flathead V8 that produced slightly more power than the then also newly designed 1949 Ford. A new overdrive system was optional. activated by a handle under the dash. The styling of the Mercury Eight. when it was released in 1949. adopted the "ponton" appearance. and was successful in both ending the monotony of warmed-over pre-war style. and differentiating Mercury from its comparable Ford cousin. a trick that spelled sales success. Sales figures for both Ford and Mercury broke records in 1949. The new approach to styling was also evident on the completely redesigned Lincoln and the all-new Lincoln Cosmopolitan. The Mercury Eight used full instrumentation. An eight-tube radio was an option.
Within its era and beyond. the Mercury Eight was popular with customizers. In 1949. Sam Barris built the first lead sled from a 1949 Mercury Eight; the Eight became the definitive lead sled. much as the Ford V-8 (as the "deuce") was becoming the definitive hot rod. The Eights were among the first models to receive an aftermarket OHV engine swap. since Oldsmobile and Cadillac developed the first high-compression OHV V8 engines in 1949. whereas Ford was still using a sidevalve engine. Sam and George Barris also used the 1949 body style to build "the most famous custom car ever. the Hirohata Merc. for customer Bob Hirohata in 1953. Setting a style and an attitude. it had a "momentous effect" on custom car builders. appeared in several magazines at the time and reappeared numerous times since. earning an honorable mention on Rod & Custom's "Twenty Best of All Time" list in 1991. The Eight remains a very popular subject for car modelers.
In 1950. a high-end two-door Monterey coupe was introduced in the same vein as the Ford Crestliner. the Lincoln Lido coupe and the Lincoln Cosmopolitan Capri coupe in order to compete with the
hardtop coupes General Motors introduced the previous model year. The front suspension was independent with stabilizer bars. [
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis. Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 3. 71 miles. It is sold as is. where is. on a clean and clear. mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse. are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. About Motoexotica History
MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
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The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment.
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