The ultimate lead sled, the archetype, the one that everyone wants, this 1949 Mercury coupe defines the breed. Frenched, lowered, smoothed, fender skirts, it has all the traditional custom styling cues, all wrapped in a gorgeous two-tone paint job that ideally suits the long, low custom. Paired with the bulletproof reliability of a fuel-injected LS2 and a totally custom interior, this is a lead sled thats very easy to love. This car could have been the prototype for every Mercury lead sled built, incorporating some of the most traditional modifications and a few tasteful touches that make it unique. The list of body mods is extensive, ranging from a nosed and decked hood to the frenched headlights to the shaved door handles to the custom grille, which appears to be from a Desoto, a popular modification back in the day. A custom pearl white and pink paint job grabs all the attention, although the point of a custom is to blur the lines so you cant find the mods. The paint glows from within and has a sugary look that makes this car insanely appealing. Big chrome bumpers offset all that luscious paint with a big of flash, plus the stainless lakes pipes that make this car look long and low. Fender skirts are part of the recipe, and there are a few neatly-done pinstripes just for accent. Bright pink and white bucket seats are the perfect complement to the high-visibility exterior, and the overstuffed seats mean this is a fantastic road trip car. With a lightly modified Mercury dashboard full of VDO gauges, it doesnt seem to be trying too hard. Most of the original knobs and switches were maintained, with some being repurposed for other functions like the A/C, which has a custom valence below the dash for a clean look. A tilt steering column carries a leather-wrapped wheel, theres a custom center console with an armrest from a 60s Thunderbird, power window switches, and the air suspension controls. The in-dash A/C uses modern components and R134a refrigerant to deliver contemporary performance and theres a AM/FM/CD stereo in the upper console, right below a clock mounted in the center. Under-dash lighting gives it a cool glow at night, and the trunk is neatly finished without losing functionality, as it carries a full-sized spare tire. For motivation, this one uses a 6.0 liter LS2 V8 with factory fuel injection and engine management. This might be the best-running lead sled weve ever featured, and the highest praise we can offer is that it runs and drives like it was factory built. Turn the key and it fires, it idles smoothly no matter how hot it is, and the integration is seamless. Theres a big aluminum radiator to keep it cool, new accessories tucked in close to the block, and even the firewall and inner fenders were finished to show standards with custom pinstripes. Custom long-tube headers feed a nicely fabricated dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, so it sounds like performance when youre cruising the fairground. The transmission is a 4L70E 4-speed automatic, so its an effortless cruiser even with somewhat punchy 4.10 gears in the Ford 9-inch rear end. Air Ride makes it smooth, the 4-link rear end keeps it planted, and disc brakes keep it safe. 15-inch steelies with Oldsmobile hubcaps are the ideal period custom choice and they carry modern wide whitewall radials, as youd expect. A lot of customs look great but dont drive very well, but this Mercury truly runs as good as it looks. Call today!
Vehicle Condition Grade: 4 Once owned by former Arizona Senator, Barry Goldwater, this vehicle wasfeatured in Mercury Magazineduring his 1964 Presidential campaign. This post war American classic is a 2-doorwith real wood trim and independent front suspension. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE / Style Definitions / table.MsoNormalTable mso-style-name:Table Normal mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0 mso-tstyle-colband-size:0 mso-style-noshow:yes mso-style-priority:99 mso-style-parent: mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt mso-para-margin-top:0in mso-para-margin-right:0in mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt mso-para-margin-left:0in line-height:107% mso-pagination:widow-orphan font-size:11.0pt font-family:Calibri,sans-serif mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin
Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is proud to present this completely custom 1949 Mercury 9CM Series Coupe. One look at this car and you know this is something special. The car was originally available with a base price of $1,945. This car underwent a frame off restoration by Big Dick s Muscle Cars. One of the most obvious custom touches on this Mercury is the slammed stance thanks to its custom air ride suspension. Lower or raise the stance of the vehicle with the flick of a switch. The second most obvious touch on this Mercury is the 11 tooth grill by DeSoto. It gives this Coupe a signature look that is instantly recognizable. The car s laser straight body is painted a beautiful Tuxedo Black with Mercedes Benz Silver and has a two-tone interior to match. This two-tone interior includes custom sewn front and rear seats, a custom center console with brushed aluminum insert, and a custom dash setup. 1952 Buick Super side trim is a beautiful touch to the exterior. Adding to the sleek appearance of this Coupe is the chopped roof, taking four and a half inches off the top. Additional modifications include the body being channeled, shaved, louvered, and Frenched. The car has a shaved hood, shaved doors, and shaved trunk. The car also has 1959 Cadillac taillights with Toronado brake lights under the rear window. This Mercury sits on a 1967 Ford Falcon Chassis. Disc Brakes up front with Ford Thunderbird calipers help this 49 stop on a dime. The slammed body sits on four deep dish Colorado Custom billet wheels. Driving this Coupe is a pleasure thanks to power steering and power brakes. The sound system on this ride is quite impressive as well. It starts with a Pioneer DVD/CD receiver with Bluetooth. Then comes the 7-inch display with Bluetooth and Audi streaming. Sounds comes from 2 JL audio 6x9 speakers in the rear deck, 2 JL audio 6.5 speakers in the doors, 2 JL audio 1-inch tweeters, a JL audio 10-inch subwoofer, and finally a JL Audio 5 channel amplifier. The engine bay contains the original Ford 302cid engine that is decked out in aluminum with plenty of performance goodies. This flathead V8 has a Competition Cams camshaft and Edelbrock 600 CFM carburetor. The engine also has a Concept One accessory drive pulley kit. The motor is mated to a Ford automatic transmission with overdrive. Auto Meter gauges put the gauge setup in a very clean layout. It also has air conditioning! This car has power steering, power brakes, remote doors, air ride suspension, power locks, keyless entry, GPS, a DVD flat screen, door poppers and air conditioning. Overall this custom ride is simple yet sophisticated. This car will make a statement while moving or at a standstill. Wherever you go, you will not go unnoticed. To see 100+ HD pictures and an HD video of this 1949 Mercury Coupe, please visit gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954) 227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com
VEHICLE OPTIONS: - CUSTOM FRONT END - CADILLAC WIRE WHEELS - CUSTOM INTERIOR - DUAL EXHAUST - TILT STEERING COLUMN - SIDE PIPES - SHAVED DOOR HANDLES - REMOTE TRUNK RELEASE - POWER WINDOWS - POWER STEERING - POWER ANTENNA - HYDROBOOST BRAKING SYSTEM - FRONT DISC BRAKES - FRENCHED HEAD LIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHTS - FENDER SKIRTS - COKER CLASSICS WIDE WHITES - CAMARO REAR END - CAMARO FRONT CLIP - ALUMINUM RADIATOR WITH DUAL ELECTRIC FANS - AFTERMARKET HEAT/AC
1949 Mercury Coupe has a 400 engine with a 400 auto trans. The paint job is full body custom flaming fire that makes driving this car make you feel awesome! It has a 9 inch rear end, power disc brakes, power steering, and power doors with shaved handles. You wont find a Mercury Coupe like it. It has custom taillights, custom rims around the headlights, and custom fender skirts. Also custom chrome rims with bullet center and dual exhaust side pipes. She is an absolute thrill to drive. The interior is in prime shape with older restorative bucket seats automatic on the column. It has a CD player and lots of little extras. Ahead of its time, it runs and rides so smooth, you will forget you are driving such a timeless classic until you see all the heads turn. -Vehicle is on consignment and at our clients home -Please Call First and talk to a rep at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 -Showroom is by appointment only Please Call -If you would like a FREE Listing please visit our consignment page or Call
The last of the '67 Ford Shelby GT500 EXP notchback coupes known as "Little Red" is set for restoration
Truly RARE, Rust Free 1949 Mercury woodie ( California car). New restoration 0 miles. Newish LS1 engine ( with matching auto 4 speed overdrive trans 4L60E.) (8000 miles paper labels still attached to engine ) EXTERIOR : Original look , with brand new wood. Matching African Mahogany panels with Birdseye Maple trim. Polished.Black 2-stage paint. all new chrome. Original-look narrow whitewall tires. Red wheels with original Mercury lettered hub caps. New gas tank ( tanksinc) and fuel pump. Fatman independent front-wheel suspension, power steering Vintage Air Conditioning, ABS Electric High Power - 4-wheel disc brakes, New custom exhaust. INTERIOR: Beige soft supple leather seats with German Mercedes carpet. Hand-painted woodgrain Dashboard and window garnish moldings G. M. Tilt steering wheel Professionally restored steering wheel and Mercury emblem. New gauges with chrome labels. Dashboard is a trophy. Truly a great driving car and a great addition to your collection, Posable trade or obo
1949 Mercury coupe,a true leadsled Kustom,done in ‘50’s style-chopped,channeled,frenched,Desoto grill,spinner caps,skirts,and souped up flathead V8 power,with Overdrive.Try to build one,of this quality,for my price of $69,900.