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Mercury : Other Convertible

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Car location: United States
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Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: Other
Year: 1951
Type: Convertible
Color: Black
Mileage: 21,846
Engine: 255 ci Flathead V8
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US

1951 Mercury Convertible

Frame Off Restored Convertible 255 Flathead 8 3 Speed Manual w/Overdrive

Year: 1951 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Black Mileage: 21846 Transmission type: 3 Speed Manual Engine: 255 ci Flathead V8 Interior color: Red Vehicle info

When it comes to '50s cruisers. Chevrolet definitely isn't the only shop in town. While the hallowed Bel Air might be the best known car of all time. the graceful Mercury Eight often provides more substance. more style and more exclusivity. From chopped flame-throwers to classy museum fodder. lead sled Mercs offer something for every set of priorities. And every once in a while a solid. unmolested classic. like this jaw dropping convertible. hits our RK Motors Charlotte showroom and renews our focus on culture and sophistication. With a storied flathead. 3-speed manual transmission and clean restoration that's seen less than 200 miles of road time. this car is more than just eye candy. And if you're the kind of buyer who's searching for a stunning. all-steel hot rod. we can't think of anything that offers more style for the money!

The beneficiary of a detailed. frame-off restoration. this slick sled was completely disassembled. carefully finessed and expertly rebuilt to the absolute highest standards. As you can tell from our photos. the car retains all of its original proportions. resulting in a balanced profile that's exclusive to unaltered Detroit steel. Take a close look at that profile and you'll find buttery surfaces that maintained a solid faade for close to 64 years. That faade created a super clean fuselage that's been laboriously block-sanded and covered in a stunning coat of Jet Black paint. That glossy pigment stays vibrant thanks to a tough layer of clear that's been carefully buffed to a crowd pleasing shine. And today. this Mercury rolls as one excellent classic with no filler. no bulges. no questionable seams and nothing that would otherwise demerit its exhaustive restoration.

Initially released in 1949. the styling of the Eight was successful in both ending the monotony of warmed-over pre-war designs and differentiating the brand from its comparable Ford cousin: a trick that spelled instant sales success. Those newfound sales made the car immensely popular with customizers. and the first lead sled. built by Sam Barris. pioneered what would become hot rodding's definitive early '50s kustom. At the front of this drop-top. a heavy bumper props large chrome bullets in front of a convex. wraparound grille. clear parking lamps and chrome-trimmed halogen headlights. At the sides of that grille. straight. "MERCURY" branded trim spears parallel dent-free rocker moldings and optional fender skirts. Above those spears. a topped and crested hood flows to framed glass that's flanked by small mirrors. standard stainless wipers and traditional chrome door handles. And at the back of the car. a power cloth roof folds behind a second Mercury crest. 'blue dot' tail lights and a second bulleted bumper that's aligned with textured rock guards.

If Henry Ford perfected one aspect of his automobiles. it was the Ford V8. Introduced in 1932 as a durable. torque-rich competitor to more expensive and labor-intensive 8-cylinders. the 'flatty' has established an unmatched reputation as the go-to mill for classic and kustom car enthusiasts. And. in keeping with tradition. this stellar Merc is powered by a correct. 255 cubic inch BG block. Spinning smooth 6. 8 to 1 compression into 112 horsepower and 206 lb. /ft. of torque. the throaty engine growls with the help of a roster of vintage parts. Air enters through a Satin Black oil bath cleaner and. juiced by a small carburetor. exits through correct. cast iron exhaust manifolds. Pliable belts turn a traditional generator while a beefy radiator cycles water through FoMoCo hoses and tight screw clamps. Aesthetically. the mill. which perches a Satin Black oil canister on 24-stud heads. has been painted a correct green hue. Cool details like an AC fuel pump. a 6-volt battery and correct horns add enough shine to sit at the show. And overall. this classic's body-matched engine bay is a charming and 100% functional step back into a much simpler. and some would say better. period of American automotive history.

Take a look under this solid cruiser and you'll find a fully sorted chassis that. despite its road-ready mechanicals. is exceptionally clean and displays very few signs of wear. While its body was off and being refinished. this Mercury's factory bones were treated to an equally comprehensive makeover. and. given their railroad trestle level of engineering. are probably one of the main reasons the sled rides so smoothly. Satin Black floors make a suitable backdrop for a Satin Black frame and factory-accurate suspension. A correct. 3-speed manual transmission sends power to a familiar Ford axle. In front of that drivetrain. control arms and coil springs remain just as they looked back in 1951. And the same holds true behind that drivetrain. where leaf springs and the aforementioned pumpkin add integrity and grip. 4-wheel drum brakes are a welcome addition and big performance upgrade. There's a quiet. single-pipe exhaust system. And everything rides on bright red wheels that spin fresh 215/75R15 Coker Classic whitewalls around slim trim rings and mirrored center caps.

Inside this exclusive Merc. a tasteful Black and Red interior appears much more upscale than its age would suggest. Broad leather seats. which are both soft and supportive. ride on pristine carpet that's framed by attractive. "M" branded sills. In front of those seats. a glossy. "M" branded dash anchors clear gauges and a correct Hi Fidelity radio in stylish chrome trim. At the sides of that dash. coved door panels hang small power window switches above polished stainless trim and correct chrome handles. In front of the driver. an artful Mercury steering wheel spins a full horn ring around a long chrome shifter. And behind the passenger's. a fully restored trunk features a full-size spare tire.

This exceptionally clean Mercury is one of the coolest cruisers on the planet! Unmolested and correct. it shines as a classy hot rod which sets itself apart from the sea of chopped. diced. smothered and covered sleds at your local Goodguys event. Solid. early '50s metal doesn't come along too often. and given the attention it draws in our showroom. it certainly won't last long!

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If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (781)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility.

RK Motors takes pride in delivering road-ready cars to our customers. That's why every car we sell comes with the assurance of our Seal of Approval process - a comprehensive inspection performed by our sister company. the RKM Performance Center. From major visual defects to basic functionality issues. our Seal of Approval checklist covers the basics so you can feel confident about your purchase.

For international buyers. note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans world-wide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. Gregory can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com.

A common question we receive is: "do you accept trades"? We do accept trades. but will only consider #1 or #2 condition vehicles. If you would like us to review a trade. please send recent. high resolution pictures of the entire car. including the underside. Also send a detailed description which includes all specifications. facts. figures. history and documentation present with the car. Lastly. give us a clear idea of what you are seeking in trade value. If you are a MyClassicGarage user. you can send us an Evaluation file for review. Our MCG virtual garage name is: RK Motors Charlotte. Email information and pictures on your trade directly to Donald Berard. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com.

Our 60. 00 sqf retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina . We usually have 200-250 incredible cars on display. and there's always something new. Feel free to make an appointment. stop in and meet our staff. and. more importantly. see the Greatest Showroom on Earth! Each and every one of our employees is an absolute car nut and we do this because we love cars!

In addition to our retail showroom in Charlotte. NC. the RKM Performance Center is located in a 40. 00 sqf facility in Mooresville. NC. which is about 20 minutes north of Charlotte in the heart of NASCAR country. We perform complete restorations for classic car collectors worldwide. RKM restored cars have won numerous national awards.

Check out our feedback from other customers who have purchased cars from us in the past on our website. We pride ourselves on describing our cars accurately. and. our cars really do look better in person than in the pictures!

Every car that you see for sale is in our physical possession and located at our main facility. 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. For general information. call us at: (704)596-5211.

RKM Performance Center Heated paint booth Sanding room Mixing room Sandblasting cabinet Interior shop Metal fabrication shop 10 two post lifts Alignment rack

Tony Klein Consignment Manager

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-596-5211
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 440-413-0849
Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Gerry Notara Vice President
of Operations

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-235-2973
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 704-773-4658
Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Donald Berard Sales Manager

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-596-5211
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 781-773-4648
Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com

Gregory Smith Transport Manager

5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC. 28269

Phone: 704-562-6226
Fax: 704-596-5980
Mobile: 704-562-6226
Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com

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5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte. NC 28269

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