Original 1950 MERCURY 2 Door - V-8 Flathead 255 ci. Standard trans - SURVIVER

1950 Mercury Mercury

Make: Mercury
Model: Mercury
SubModel: Sport Sedan
Type: Sedan
Year: 1950
Mileage: 26920
VIN: 50DA61478M
Color: deep burgundy
Engine: Flathead
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: burgundy & mouve
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Georgetown, Illinois, United States

Description for Mercury Mercury 1950

Great 1950 Mercury true surviver 2 Door Merc w/ V-8 Flahead engine - manual transmission - 3 speed on the colum. Has Fender Skirts & Dual spotlights & Sun Visor. Runs great, Car is pretty much all original other than older repaint & inteior redone. Inside even has the original paint on dash which was dark maroon color. If you are looking for a really straight original Merc this is it.
Provenance - This car was formally in the Collection of well know Iowa car collector Ed Norland who past away & his car collection was sold back in 2015. Anyone can go online & find this car & when it sold by simply typing in 1950 Mercury & or Ed Norland car collection. We are only selling the car because my wife can not drive a standard shift & I do not have the time to drive it much. Following is the discription posted in the sale listing & can again be found online.
Automobile, 1950 Mercury 2-Dr Sedan. Dramatic deep burgundy with new deep red pleated cloth interior. Flathead V-8 (255 cu in). Twin tear-drop spotlights, visor, fender skirts and wide white walls. Beautiful & ready for both road and show. Quality example of true 1950 Merc classic cruiser. 26,538 miles. VIN 50DA61487M
As you can see it had 26,538 when I bought it & now has only 26,920 miles which means in over 3 years of owning it I have only drove it less than 400 miles.
When I first bought it I had the hoses & Belts replaced & both water pumps send off & rebuilt & tuned up.Following is any noted issues that I am aware of.Has some scratches to paint ( see photos )Very small minor dings in chrome on thin side strip ( see photo )Passenger side window will need replace ( has cracks )Radio & clock does not work.Interior overhead light is missing lense cover.Paint has a few areas of minor paint lifting ( see photo )Needs new batteryI crawled under the car ( the best I could ) body looks good.This car appears to have been well taken care of over the years & interior of trunk looks great. I even pulled back the side panels on interior of trunk & can see nothing but original steel.
Still 6V,Floor on driver side has one small spot that pops when you put you weight on it, which could be a worn thru spot ( not sure as it's covered over. I did have an electric fuel pump intstalled on the underside of car ( to make it easier to start ) under the driver side floor board, the mechanic never said anything about any issues. The Rest of floors appear to be perfect.I am too Old & too heavy to get under this car but did get under the back end of car & everything looks solid & frame looks very good. I can see no body filler used anywhere on the car, I'm not saying for sure 100 % that there is none but all I can see is factory steel body.Ed Norland was one of the founding members of the Iowa Hot Rod Club & the Club helped Ed's family get all the cars ready for the auction as some had not been driven for a while. I had called over before the auction & talked to one of the members helping & he said it was a good solid car & one of his favorites in the whole auction.I do not believe Ed would have had any cars that where not good solid cars. I believe the car has been well cared for it's whole live & you can tell it's not a junk yard salvaged car.Note - this car is not a show car in it's present state - it's a driver. The worst thing is it may need a new paint job as I don't know if the scratches can be covered up with out repainting it. The few minor issues it has are all cosmetic.