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1949 Mercury Lead Sled Custom Sharp Loaded 4 Speed WOW

Sale price: $37,776.00 make an offer

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31.07.2013: $29,195.00

Car location: Plymouth, Michigan, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: mercury
Model: Other
Year: 1949
Type: other
Color: Other
Engine: unspecified
Transmission: manual
Interior Color: Other
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1949 Mercury Lead Sled Custom Sharp Loaded 4 Speed WOW for sale

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  • 1949 Mercury Lead Sled Custom Sharp Loaded 4 Speed WOW

1949 Mercury Street Rod   QUICK REFERENCE Miles: 0  Stock # CM271302  Engine:   Body Style:   Transmission: Manual  Interior Color: Shale  VIN: 9CM271302  Exterior Color: Dark Red    Video Click Below for Video  Click Above for Video 

1949 Mercury Lead Sled


The Mercury Eight was the first model of the Ford Motor Company's Mercury marque and was produced from the 1939 through the 1951 model years. It was the only model offered by Mercury until the marque starting producing multiple series in the 1952 model year. at which point it was dropped as a model designation.

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. The styling of the Mercury Eight. when it was released in 1949. 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.

In 1949. Sam Barris built the first lead sled from a 1949 Mercury Eight; the Eight became the definitive lead sled. 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 modellers.

VIN 9CM271302

This is a professionally built “Lead Sled”. which was completed in 2003.


255ci V8 Flathead

3 Deuces – Only Running off Center Carb

Offenhauser Intake

Stainless Panels with Custom Etched Flames

Air Conditioning

Edelbrock Heads and Headers

¾ Isky Cam

4-Speed Muncie Transmission

Dual Exhaust with Tips

Glasspack Mufflers

Lake Pipes

Air Ride Suspension Up Front

Dual Batteries

Custom Faux Exhaust Tips

Dual Exhaust

Single Mono Leaf Spring Out Back

New Shocks Out Back

Front Drum Brakes

New Steering Parts

Trans Cooler with Fan

Heavy Duty Front Shocks


Beautiful Dark Red Metallic Paint

Ghost Flames

Custom Pin-Striping

3. 5” Chop

Shaved Handles. Door Poppers

Emergency Cable for Passenger Side Door

Trunk Popper

Custom Louvered and Frenched Hood

Bat Wing Fender Skirts

Beautiful Chrome Bumpers and Grille

Skull Flame Decals on Both Sides

Faux Spotlights

Baby Moon Hubcaps

Wide Whites – 195/75/15 Front

Gas Filler in Trunk

Huge Solid Frame

Undercoated Undercarriage

Neon Lights Underneath - Underglow


Cadillac White Leather Seats and Headliner

Custom Door Panels with Lead Sled Speaker Covers

Billet Door Handles and Cup Holders


Custom Gauges

Custom Dash Pod

Custom Console with Controls for Seats. Air Ride. etc. (all labeled)

Power Seat. Power Windows

Mega Sound System

Custom Finished Trunk with Amps

Beautiful Chrome on Dash

Custom Billet Steering Wheel

Carpet is in Good Shape

Billet Pedals

Pin-Striping on Dash

Fold Down Arm Rest in Back Seat

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We take over 100 photographs of the car. as well as a high definition video. so you know exactly what to expect. We encourage you to hire an independent inspector to check out the car. prior to purchase or bidding. We have a hoist available for views of the undercarriage. and our mechanics are available to speak with if you have any questions.

Vanguard Motor Sales has sold classic and muscle cars to customers in The United States. Canada. Australia. The United Kingdom. Germany. Sweden. France. Norway. The Netherlands and many other countries. We are experts in over seas shipping. and handle all of the details. The shipping companies we work with are insured. so your vehicle will be safe and secure during transport. We ship all of our vehicles enclosed. so they leave our shop clean and they are delivered to your driveway clean.

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We make every effort to represent this vehicle as accurately as possible and to the best of knowledge at the time of listing. Content is based on inspection. research and/or information provided by previous owner(s). We encourage buyers to make a thorough. independent inspection and investigation to verify the accuracy of any claims to originality. history. equipment or other information provided prior to the purchase. Vehicle is being sold with no warranty in "As Is/Where Is" conditi

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Plymouth. MI 48170   Phone: 248-974-9513 Fax:  734-207-1010 Email:  Email Us Now!   TERMS & CONDITIONS Terms Of Sale : By placing a bid on this vehicle you are entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the above-described vehicle. We reserve the right to cancel all existing bids and end the auction early should the item no longer be available for sale. Pay: A deposit of $1000(non-refundable) must be paid within 24 hours of the close of the auction. The remaining balance must be paid within 5 days. Fee and Taxes Info :

Michigan residents are required to pay 6% taxes plus title and registration fees.   Fee $125 processing Fee

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