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1951 Mercury Woody Wagon

Condition: Used
Make: Mercury
Model: Woody
SubModel: Wagon
Type: --
Trim: Wagon
Year: 1951
Mileage: 87390
VIN: 51SL69923M
Color: Tomah Ivory
Engine: 255 Flathead V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Maroon
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercury Woody 1951

This 1951 Mercury Woody Wagon is everything you love about classics in one vehicle. It has the iconic '51 Mercury styling, classic wood sides, and cool flathead V8 under the hood. So the desirability of this one goes beyond just its exceptional rarity.

This is a legendary style as the final year for the Mercury Eight series. These really had a terrific look to them with the grille and the bumper are part of an integral design. And while this is the icon for the lead sled customs, you can see the care and investment in this example is all about retaining the rare classic style. We all love the woody wagons, and these few years carried some nice detail. We especially like how the real lumber sides contour to meet the curve of the front fender. And when the steel parts are dressed in a 1951-correct Tomah Ivory, there just seems to be a feeling of sophistication. Cars like this were reserved for the well-heeled customers and luxury hotels. In fact, it was the most expensive Mercury in 1951, which is why it's also rare. Less than 1 out of every 80 Mercury cars produced that year was a two-door station wagon. This one still reflects its high society upbringing quite nicely today with premium features like the whitewall tires, complete trim, and rear-mounted spare that looks a bit like a Continental kit.

The original idea of a station wagon was to ferry hotel passengers to and from the train station, and so this one still has plenty of space to carry everyone thanks to three rows of seating. The maroon seats have a bold look from a fresher reupholstering later in life. But once again, it's the lumber that steals the show. The one-piece side panels are held in by the correct bright stainless bolts, and all this wood makes the interior feel like a log cabin. But even if this looks like a pre-war machine, when you sit in the driver's seat, the artful steering wheel, Art Deco gauges, and AM radio on display give you the true 1950s feeling.

Under the hood is exactly what you want to see: Flathead V8 power. Mercuries were popular because these 255 cubic-inch motors had extra displacement and extra torque over what was available at Ford during the time. And this legendary powerhouse not only looks authentic - right down to the oil bath air cleaner and turquoise block - but we also suspect it's original to the car. This has been given the right servicing, including rebuilding the generator, overhauling the radiator, upgrading the cooling pipes, and electric servicing. That means this classic fires-up eagerly and runs strong. Plus, the recent dual exhaust system upgrade give this a terrific flathead soundtrack. And you have control over it all with the classic column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.

Complete with maintenance records, you're looking at all the best classic car icons rolled into one awesome package. This '51 Mercury Woody might be your last opportunity to catch a truly original wave. Call today!!!