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Mercury : Other Sports Sedan

Sale price: $9,800.00 make an offer

Car location: United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: Other
Year: 1951
Type: U/K
Color: Luxor Maroon
Mileage: 99,231
Engine: 4.2L 4186CC 255Cu. In. V8 GAS L-HEAD Naturally Aspirated
Transmission: 3 Speed manual w/Overdrive
Fuel Type: GAS
Trim: Base
Interior Color: Tan/Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Found dormant for a number of years in a Vermont garage. I stumbled on this  iconic "jewel" by accident when doing research on another vehicle to replace my recently sold 1958 Pontiac Super Chief.  It was a delightful find. needless to say.  
Restored perhaps a decade(s) or more. its in fabulous condition. exhibiting absolutely no rust issues. and in very nice condition. Original floors. trunk deck. nbsp;body mounts. with evidence of right and left rockers having been nicely and professionally  replaced. as well as a rock solid and exceptionally clean frame and suspension system which tracks nicely with no noises or clunks.  
a rebuilt 1953 255 Cubic Inch Flathead  V-8 Mercury engine. producing a whopping 125 hp (just kidding. but no. really) with 7. 2:1 compression.  coupled to a three speed manual transmission with Overdrive. and a 3. 91 differential gear ratio  it runs . drives. and shifts fabulous. with no smoke. unusual noises. and idles smoothly and quietly. as is so characteristic of a well running V-8 Mercury Flathead engine.  I have additionally replaced the engine oil and filter (10/30 Pennzoil). all the gear oils. spark plugs. points. nbsp;condenser. air filter oil bath. and flushed and replaced the engine antifreeze(correct green).  The exhaust system is in very nice condition and has a very nice and mellow roar to it. exemplifying the unique sound of a Flathead V-8.  
The  drum brakes are recently replaced. and the clutch works great with no chatter. and engages like new.  
Refinished at some point in its life in a Luxor Maroon two stage (base/clearcoat) finish. the paint is in nice condition with no evident fading or cracking. and only minor chips(touched up) at the hood cowl intersection and some other miscellaneous edges hardly noticeable.  Ideally. for a much nicer finish. a few areas could be wet sanded and buffed to remove some dirt flecks and a few fish eyes in the clear coat. however. the Mercury's finish shows very nicely under normal viewing. I am currently in the process having repaired a small two by three inch dent to the right rear fender sustained with the former owner. which will be complete by auction end.  
The Mercury's chrome is original. and exhibits its 63 years of weathering and patina. resulting is some dulling down and minor pitting. I have chosen to leave it alone. maintaining some of the originality of the car.  The stainless steel trim is overall very nice. complete. and has a few minor dents here and there.  
All the Mercury's glass and window operation are in very nice condition with no real fading. bubbling or cracks.  All the windows open and close very nicely. and their channel felt is in great condition.  
Interior upholstery is in great condition with the exception of a separation in the cloth to the drivers side bench seat.  It appears the seats were rebuilt. nbsp;re-foamed. nd reinforced at the time of restoration.  They feel great and supportive when sitting in them.  
All the lights. turn signals. and controls function as originally designed.  The speedometer is sometimes schizophrenic. however I have a  additional complete cluster unit (speedo.  all gauges. and clock) with functioning speedometer should it completely fail.   The radio is inoperative thus. have an additional radio which will be sold with the car which the previous owner informed me functions.  The car is also equipped with a functioning heater. nbsp;which for many who do not know this. was a option when purchasing the car new. Additional interior twin temperature gauges. discretely mounted to the lower center dash. monitor the right and left bank cylinder head coolant temperature. A "nice to have" feature.  
The Mercury's wheels are 15 inch. shod with  matching radial whitewalls and original 1957 Cadillac hubcaps for that retro American Graffiti look.  The rear wheel side skirts are the original steel and can be easily unclipped depending on how you want the car to look.
In conclusion. this is a really fun. great for cruise nights Merc. which is for all intents and purposes. a quality driver with no excuses.  It is not concourse. but presents itself very nicely and respectfully for a 63 year old vehicle. You can pretty much drive it anywhere.  And no. despite the rear windows declaration. I don't think the "Pharaohs" car club was in possession of this particular car although it is rather quick. capable of possibly outrunning the police in its day.   But after 63 years. who knows?? Possibly Milner.  
Finally. The Mercury Sports Sedan will be sold as is. where is. with no warranty expressed or implied.  I highly recommend personal inspection prior to auction end. and will not permit such after auction end as a condition of sale. Please do your due diligence beforehand.   I additionally reserve the right to end the auction early. given the Mercury cruiser is advertised in other venues nationally and internationally.  
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Enjoy the pictures. and best of luck.    Thank you for the interest.  Chris.  413-575-8600 (10:00am to 7:00 pm EST)   

On Oct-06-14 at 08:52:05 PDT. seller added the following information:

To answer numerous phone calls regarding the condition of the Mercury. it is a very nice "uncorrupted" example of this year. No cutting. modifications. panel replacements (other than the two rockers) and no evidence of any accident damage or bondo filler that I can observe.  A very respectable. and nicely presented car to be enjoyed for years. Hope this helps.  

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