1949 Ford Mercury Eight
The first postwar Mercury was introduced in the 1949 model year. The engine was a flathead V8 that produced slightly more power than the then also newly designed 1949 Ford. A new overdrive system was optional, activated by a handle under the dash.
The styling of the Mercury Eight, when it was released in 1949, adopted the “ponton” appearance, and was successful in both ending the monotony of pre-war styling, and made Mercury different from its Ford cousin, which spelled sales success. Sales figures for both Ford and Mercury broke records in 1949.
This model was used in a number of films, the best known one was “Rebel without a cause” starring James Dean. These cars became very popular as custom “lead sleds”
the example on offer is extremely original, in excellent running condition, and is sold with numerous spare parts.
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