$150,000 Custom Build by an AFL Hall of Fame Football Player. One of a Kind.

1950 Mercury Other Lead Sled

Condition: Used
Make: Mercury
Model: Other
SubModel: Lead Sled
Type: Coupe
Trim: Suicide Doors
Year: 1950
VIN: 50LA31021M
Color: Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Rear Wheel
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Thomaston, Maine, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Cassette Player

Description for Mercury Other 1950

To start with, et me first say that I understand that there is a lot of information in my ad. I also understand that this may be boring to the person who is just looking and not buying. However, or the person who is looking to buy and spend their hard earned money, feel that there is never too much information.

As to myself, am not a dealer, ust a (65) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, recently retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, lease check out my eBay feedback which is 100% with (1,134) transactions.




Some Brief History on the Mercury:

Mercuryis a registered trademark of theFord Motor Companylaunched in 1938 byEdsel Ford, on ofHenry Ford, o market entry-levelluxury carsslotted between Ford-branded regular models andLincoln-branded luxury vehicles, imilar toGeneral Motors'Buick(and formerOldsmobile) brand, ndChrysler'sDeSotodivision.

The name "Mercury" is derived from themessenger of the godsofRoman mythology, nd during its early years, he Mercury brand was known for performance, hich was briefly revived in 2003 with theMercury Marauder. The brand was sold in the United States, exico,Puerto Rico,U.S. Virgin Islands, nd the Middle East. In 1999, he Mercury brand was dropped in Canada, lthough the Grand Marquiswas still marketed there wearing a Mercury badge through 2007.

1950 was a milestone year for Mercury as a Mercury served as the official pace car of the annual Indianapolis 500 race and the one millionth Mercury was built in 1950.

The 1949-1951 Mercury models, ometimes referred to as 'lead sleds' were highly popular with customizers and rodders. They were also popular with actors, uch as James Dean, ho drove a 1949 Mercury in the 1950 movie Rebel Without a Cause and Sylvester Stallone who drove a 1950 Mercury in the 1984 movie Cobra.

The Mercury brand was phased out in 2011 as Ford Motor Company refocused its marketing and engineering efforts on the Ford and Lincoln brands. Production of Mercury vehicles ceased in the fourth quarter of 2010. The final Mercury automobile, Grand Marquis, olled off theassembly lineon January 4, 011.

If you have been looking for a '50 Merc that is tastefully built and among the best you can buy, his might be the Merc for you. Commissioned to be built by an American Football Association Hall of Famer, he final transformation took almost 6 years to construct and nearly $150,000.00 to complete. No expense was spared to build the nicest Merc possible.The quality of work shows in every detail as it was professionally built with an "open checkbook" .The body was all hammer welded and it drives and rides like a dream. I personally spoke with the original owner, ho told me he gave several professional builders in Illinois, ne who is believed to be the famous Mercury builder Paul Bragg who also built Alan Jackson's Mercury, ere given carte blanche during the transformation based totally on his own personal preferences. The '50 Merc was actually a "Cover Car"on a Coker Tire Company catalog. The following are just some of the quality appointments the Hall of Famer wanted on his ‘50 Lead Sled:

·· Top chopped 4.5 inches;

· Suicide doors custom build wider for easy access;

· A/C (working);

· Heat (working);

· 1976 Cordoba head light bezels;

· Hand formed rear bumper;

· Pontiac split front bumper;

· Coker radial whitewall tires;

· Hand formed steel fender skirts recessed into the body;

· Hand formed rear roof scoop with a third brake light and turn signals;

· Angled door posts;

· Rain gutter removed and body lines added;

· Doors and hood corners rounded;

· Splash pan and grill opening hand formed;

· Chrysler Windsor grill bars;

· Hood peak grafted from a 50's Buick hood and extended up between glass to roof;

· Molded Lake Pipes with "MERCURY"lettering grafted from original side trim;

· Front turn signals and tail lights cut into the bumpers;

· Sunken mirrors;

· PPG Bright Aqua exterior paint with 5 coats of clear;

· 6 way power 1982 Ford LTD front seat cut down for a custom fit and look;

· 1964 Thunder Bird wrap around rear seat;

· Tilt column;

· Lecarra leather steering wheel;

· Dash reworked at the top above the original gauges;

· Dakota digital gauges;

· Stainless door sills;

· Power windows, oors and trunk;

· Overhead dual map lights;

· Trunk upholstered to match the interior;

· Stock 351 cubic inch Windsor engine;

· C6 transmission;

· Electric door and trunk poppers;

· Emergency hidden door and trunk openers;

· Power steering;

· Power front disc brakes;

· Coil springs front and rear;

· Air shocks to adjust the ride;

· Dual glass pack exhaust;

There are many other fine appointments to this gorgeous '50 Merc Custom that help make it the spectacular iconic car that it is.
All in all, his is a wicked nice ‘50 Merc Custom that will compete and win in any of your local competitions and you can drive it to the show and not trailer it. A no excuses ‘50 Merc Custom that is cooler than the flip side of your pillow. Who could ask for more??

As with all of the cars that I sell on eBay, he easiest way for a prospective buyer to get a sense for my cars is with tons of information and loads of photos and a video. Feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer them and respond ASAP.

Here is the link to the video:

VIN Number: 50LA31021M

VIN Decode: 50 1950

LA Los Angles Assembly Plant

31021 Serial Identification Number

M Mercury

Exterior: The Mercury's paint is very nice. There are places where the paint is bubbling at the bottom of the doors and the clear has some hair cracks here and there. However, or an older customization, t is still very nice. All glass and trim is excellent. The tires and spinner caps are excellent. Check out the photos and video.

Interior: The interior is simply outstanding. I just don't know what else to say about it. Check out the photos and video.

Engine Compartment: The engine compartment is in good condition but does not show as well as the rest of the car. It could however show very nice with a little effort.

Transmission: The C6 transmission shifts up and down through the gears with no issues.

Rear Axle: The rear axle does not growl, lunk or leak fluids while in operation.

Electrical: All exterior lights are in good working order with the exception of the passenger's side brake/blinkers. The overhead lights are not working but I am sure it is simply an electrical issue. The digital dash lights, igh beam light and console gauge lights. The heater, /C unit, peedometer, ipers, uel gauge, emperature gauge, lternator gauge and oil pressure gauges are completely functional. The AM/FM stereo cassette radio works with the cassette but I cannot figure out the radio. Something simple I assume.

Trunk: The trunk is in excellent condition having the trunk upholstered the same as the interior. The gas fill and air shock adjustment tubes are also in the trunk. See the photos.

Mechanical: The power steering and power disc brakes work correctly. The suspension is very good to excellent. The exhaust system is very good. The 1950 Mercury Custom starts, hifts and drives down the road excellent.

Undercarriage: The undercarriage is very nice showing no signs of rust or rot. Look at the extensive undercarriage photos which will display the undercarriage condition better than any description that I can conger up.



I have tried very hard through description, hotos and video to present this 1950 Mercury Custom honestly and fairly but may have missed something, o feel free to ask questions.

Having said that, sk those questions before bidding and not after the auction ends and you are the winner of this ‘50 Mercury Custom.

Terms of Sale:

This pre-owned vehicle is being sold "as-is, here is" with absolutely no warranties and/or guarantees either expressed or implied. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via Paypal. (If you do not have Paypal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of cash, cashier's check, ertified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, he seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, awfully enforced.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.

FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1950 Mercury Custom as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, ngland, witzerland and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, he Maine excise/registration form (proving ownership) signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding title exempt vehicles, hich is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department.