Sunday, August 16, 2009

'49 Mercury Convertible

We have a solid rare car to begin with (not chopped) and then we took it to the nines. Underneath the car is solid and clean. No rot, no rust. Aluminized mufflers and exhausts. Convertible top is a tan Mercedes Hartz Stayfast. This car has only 2,167 miles since being done. Nose Decked & Shave Door Handles Power Top, Dual Frenched Power Antennas, Am-Fm Cassette Radio, Hidden CD Player, Original Radio in Dash, Disc Brakes, Ron Francis Wiring Harness, Diamond Back Wide White Radials, Fresh 350 w/700R4 Overdrive Transmission, Power Windows, Power Steering, Keyless Entry For Doors & Trunk, Dual Dummy Spots, Tilt Wheel, Beautiful Tan Leather Upholstery, New Soft Convertible Boot, New Brakes, Cylinders & Brake Lines, New Electric Fuel Pump, All these features and more…

Source: Hotrod Hotline

'63 Mercury 4 Door Custom Meteor

All original 4 door Custom, 67,378 actual miles, 260 V-8, automatic, not driven since early 1990's. Minimal rust, runs/drives needs radiator would make dandy odd rod. Original wheels and caps in trunk. Additional 302 V-8 and C-4 transmission available.

Source: Hotrod Hotline

Saturday, August 15, 2009

1947 Mercury Pickup Truck - The End? Dj Vu

By John Gilbert
Photography by Greg Doucette

Whether loyal CCT readers are aware of it or not I don't know, but each month's edition brings with it an underlying theme. These common threads aren't planned, they just seem to happen. Greg Doucette of Grande-Digue, New Brunswick, Canada, sent us this photo of what he thinks, is a '47 Mercury. Greg said he found the Mercury in a field about 1/2-mile from the Bay of Fundy near Dorchester, New Brunswick. Strange as this may seem, if the Mercury was driving around town in 1957, I might have seen it. Remember reading about Fred Steiner's '56 Chevy in this issue and the summer trip his family took due to a plumber's strike? My dad belonged to the same Local and our family also took an extended summer vacation during the strike. We drove our '50 Olds 88 clear across the states up into Canada and I got to stick my toes into the red clay of the Bay of Fundy while the tidal bore was out. When we returned to California in September my dad bought his Kodiak Brown '58 Chevy longbed with a Panoramic rear window.

Source: Custom Classic Trucks

Saturday, August 1, 2009