For 1952 and 1953 the ford engine was either tangerine red or green. The coupe utility was a uniquely australian variant, developed by ford australia. For the 1949 model year, ford introduced redesigned model lines for all three. This stunning mercury convertible has had only three owners since 1948. Introduced in june of 1948, the allnew 1949 ford was a stylish precursor to the fords of the fifties. It has been sitting since then so i am excited to get it on the road. New old stock, used and reproduction parts available here. The mercury eight is an automobile that was marketed by the mercury division of ford between. If you own a lincoln or mercury from that era, this 1949 1951 lincoln, mercury overhaul manual published by ford motor company and available as a reproduction at the motor bookstore includes more than 600 pages, and plenty of illustrations and photographs on how to maintain the engine, clutch, cooling system, electrical system, rear axle, rear. To see over 100 pictures of this car visit inventory36151949mercurycoupe 1949 mercury coupe vin. The 1949, 50 and 51 v8 models were also produced in australia, offered in 4door sedan and as a 2door coupe utility body styles.
Body styles included a coupe, a fourdoor sedan, a convertible, and a woody station wagon. To see over 100 pictures of this car visit 1949 mercury coupe vin. Rebel without a cause 1955 in what is considered by some to be the most memorable appearance of the mercu ry eight in a movie, james dean dri ves a 1949 c oupe in this film. In each of these three years, about five times as many fords were produced as mercurys. I have owned it since 1978 it was on the road for 5 months in that year. For sale 1949 1950 1951 merc lead sled 321 663 6608 possible trades.
The pick of the day is a 1949 mercury custom coupe done in the leadsled style, a former show car built in the 1960s or 70s, according to the north royalton, ohio, classic car dealer who has the car listed for sale on. The mercury eight line was produced by fords mercury division between 1939 and 1951 and bo. Link your active subscription or subscribe for instant access. Due to its later introduction, this model wasnt shown in the mercury brochure, perhaps part of the reason that only 205 were built for 1946 compared to 3,025 ford versions for 19461948.
The business coupe disappeared from the 1946 lineup, but not from fords. Some of the photos shared in the barris books published in 199497, as well as a few other publications, show sam barris chopping the top of a 1949 mercury. Unfollow 1949 mercury to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. This mercury underwent a complete and professional restoration in. Gateway classic cars of houston is proud to present this maroon metallic 1949 mercury club coupe for sale.
History of the 1949 1951 shoebox ford when ford introduced its new model for 1949, the car represented the blue ovals first cleansheet design since world war ii. The car is a customized 1941 mercury coupe being offered for sale on by its private owner. Australian content on the locally produced models had reached 80% by 1950. Join millions of people using oodle to find unique used cars for sale, certified preowned car listings, and new car classifieds. The 1949 mercury model came in a 2 and 4 door sedan, a convertible and a wagon. Ford mercury passenger parts 19491959 macs auto parts. A customized 1949 mercu ry was also used to play the batmobile in the batman and robin serial. The debut model line of the mercury division, ford slotted the fullsize mercury eight between the ford deluxe later custom model lines and the lincoln. In multiple publictions the photo captions always read that sam was chopping his own personal mercury. For sale 1949 1950 1951 merc lead sled 321 663 6608. A very similar restyled mercury appeared in one of don montgomery books. Whether you are hitting the town for date night or hitting the highway for a road trip, this 1949 m. This is a question that has been on the minds of a lot of diehard custom car enthusiast for many years. Find 1949 mercury cars and vehicles for sale on oodle classifieds.
To see ads from the may, 2020 issue, you must be a subscriber to hemmings motor news. The lincoln elseries is a fullsize luxury car that was marketed and sold by the lincoln division of ford motor company from the 1949 to 1951 model years. Are you trying to find 1949 mercury series 9cm values. Codys classic cars is pleased to present this beautiful 1953 mercury custom 2dr sport coupe. History period 1949 mercury 2dr coupe hotrod interesting history. In total, ford assembled three generations of the eight before and after world war ii. This has been the subject of our facebook group a few times. Riding on a 118 wheelbase, the long flowing body measured just. There are 22 classic mercury customs for sale today on.
In fact, it was the first postwar sheet metal shown by any of the big three. Featuring an opening trunk and extensive detail, not to mention a wide array of optional parts, this kit has made its mark in the history of automotive modeling. The 1949 mercury s weight averaged 3,321 to 3,800 pounds. The movie was about the first serious topfuel female drag racer in history, the famous shirley muldowney. Although mercurys prewar history was short, the mercury eight had already earned for. Introduced in mid1948, the allnew 1949 ford and mercury eight were radical departures from previous automotive design, and a stylish precursor of the cars that would follow throughout the 1950s.
Color in this picture of a 1949 mercury coupe and others with our library of online coloring pages. Join millions of people using oodle to find unique car parts, used trucks, used atvs, and other commercial vehicles for sale. Find 1949 to 1950 mercury cars for sale on oodle classifieds. At a distance it was hard to tell a lincoln apart from a mercury.
A new and very limited edition, the sportsman, was mercury s version of fords woodbodied convertible, also called sportsman. Ford engines were generally dark blue in 1949 and changed to bronze in late 49 production through 1951. This beautiful allmetal custom merc went through a frameoff restoration and is powered b. Available in four body types including a sport sedan, coupe, convertible and twodoor wagon, the 1949 mercury immediately became a sales. Discussion in traditional hot rods started by johnlips, nov 16, 2019. Four basic body styles were found with the 1949 mercury line, fourdoor sedan, a twodoor sedan, often referred to as a sport coupe, a convertible and a twodoor combination wood and metal bodied station wagon. Find 1949 mercury cars for sale on oodle classifieds. A little help with engine color us only the flatspot. For the short 1948 model year the allnew 1949 mercury bowed in april 1948, it was 50,268. Rockauto ships auto parts and body parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers doors worldwide, all at warehouse prices. Introduced in 1950, the monterey 2door coupe was highlighted with a vinyl. I thought youd like a look at this custom 1950 mercury coupe custom show car.
Gateway classic cars of tampa is excited to offer this 1948 mercury 2 door coupe. To find new and used ford values, select a bodystyle and a year. You can design this model many different ways with all the features included in this kit. Universal hobbies eagle collectibles 1949 mercury 2 dr club. The second owner obtained the car in 1953,he owned the car until 1989. Vintage exterior parts for 1950 mercury mercury for sale. Even still, more than 300,000 models were sold in 1949, far surpassing the three previous model years combined. Shortly after the end of wwii, the ford motor company sought a new direction. Who was the first one to chop the top of the 1949 1951 mercury, the quintessential custom car. But, in my opinion, the 1949 ford originated in the smaller table model shown here, in elements of all the fullsize plaster models shown here, and in the club coupe, with only one photo located so far, and we have not been given that photo to print with this article.
I was going through the marketplace website looking for potential picks of the day and noticed that a. The early introduction of the new mercurys meant there was a long sales window for the model year. Unidentified 1949 mercury was published in the trend book no. It was a mostly stock 1949 mercury convertible, with mildly chop windshield and padded top. The thirdgeneration 1949 mercury 2door coupe was the first postwar mercury introduced, complete with a flathead v8 engine that was slightly more powerful than its cousin, the 1949 ford. The mercury eight is an automobile that was marketed by the mercury division of ford between 1939 and 1951. The following information was obtained from the 1949 59 ford chassis parts manual and listed the single reference to the patent plate location, which obviously does not include the correct specific location for the 1949. Here is a beautiful 1947 mercury coupe that has been completely restored from the ground up. Scroll down the menu and click on links to view descriptions and pictures of custom 194751 mercury for sale. Just pulled this 1949 mercury out of a garage here in north oakland. It was the first allnew automobile design introduced by the big three after world war ii, civilian production having been suspended during the war, and the 19461948 models from. Available in four body types including a sport sedan, coupe, convertible and two door wagon, the 1949 mercury immediately became a sales. The coupe is apparently in decent original condition, although the seller notes that it could use some.
Accurately reproduced bodywork molded in white polystyrene. Besides thinking that that yellow coupe was the bomb, the real bomb for me was the mercury in that movie. This is a super unique piece of automobile history. This special edition 49 mercury allows you to individualize your custom chopped top body car. The pick of the day was built to drive to hot august nights, the annual custom car celebration in reno, nevada, and it looks like it still would turn heads there, or anywhere else for that matter. Features 1949 1951 mercury parts reproduction parts. Its innovative new ponton body design was a fresh break from the prewar automotive styles, enclosing the full width and length of the car and incorporating the previously distinct fenders and running boards. I then went back to the same cinema over a couple of weeks and saw it another 8 times. Perhaps the biggest break from the past was the 1949 s integral fender design. Under the leadership of henry ford ii, the companys designers were challenged to create a car that was unlike anything offered by detroit at the time. The 1949 ford was an american automobile produced by ford. Mixing modern customization with a historical automobile. Nine beautiful new books about cars for true design fiends books about cars. In reporting on the 1947 ford and mercury, mccahill found even better performance, but complained about cornercutting on production costs.1500 1433 1258 735 502 66 69 784 968 184 959 117 468 997 1431 1019 1222 628 46 446 217 1076 1369 596 1162 987 1398 1366 1391 1430