1950 Mercury Coupe Lead Sled Low Rider Hot Rod Tail Dragger

1950 Mercury Coupe

Make: Mercury
Model: Coupe
SubModel: Coupe
Type: Coupe
Year: 1950
Mileage: 62424
VIN: 50SL101893M
Color: Carmine Red
Engine: Flathead v8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed Overdrive
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red/Creme
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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Description for Mercury Coupe 1950

This vehicle was restored in 2009toillustratea mild custom look with all original operating parts, driven only 3000 miles over the past decade. Vehicle started as a rust free car andillustrated no significant damage or rust, acquired in 1977, collectedNOS parts to make this vehicle"as new". Everything was removed except the body/cab which sat on the frame perches (Frame On Restoration). All interior,doors, trunk, hood,fenders, driveline and wire harness completelyremoved and replaced/rebuiltprior to being assembled. No expense spared on NOS parts: 6 volt cloth wiring harness, rubber gaskets, fasteners, mild performance parts for correctrebuilt Mercury Flatheadbacked with three speed O/D transmissionand sweet sounds from truedual exhaust while sporting all polished stainless trim and matched Lake Pipes & GE dual spotlights. Original re-cored brass polished radiator, new gas tank, fuel lines, rebuilt correct carb and heater core installed.Every new brake component installed to factory book specifications and 8 shoes arced for the perfect match. Keeping this period correct, original paintcolor includesbase coat/clear coat finished in Carmine Red with doorjams and deck lid/trunk lid inners painted. Frame and underside suspension cleaned and rebuilt adding a 2" inch rear end lowering kit with new shocks andradial tires sporting 3" Atlas White Walls / SS Top Hat hubcaps/ fender skirts. Polished interior stainless hardware,rebuiltgauges andtubedAM radio. Interior isdone to high standards using premium materials, deluxe custom pleated two tone upholstery and seat belts added in front seats. All glass, steering wheel, emblems,painted dash and details to near perfect. Glass windows and new window channels function like new. Carpet kit including finished package tray and trunk. Period correct clear floormats. Clean Title. Pinstriped by Jim Curran -member of the Pinstripe Hall of fame 2015.

Vehicle pictures taken 10/2019 and shown cruising at highway speed in one image.

Over the years this vehicle attended parades and received rave reviews. Always stored in heated /cooled basement, no sun damage or issues with rodents. Estimated cost to restore $52500 in 2009, would exceed $70,000 to build today.


The ratings are as follows:

Mechanicals: 9/10

Body/Paint : 8/10 Some small paint chips or a minor blemish

Driving /Handling : 9

Appearance: 8.5/10

Overall:8.5

Vehicle is for sale locally.


For additional pictures or information contact 402-578-5624.