1950 Mercury Eight Six-Passenger Coupe

Condition Used
Body Coupe
Make Mercury
Model Comet Coupe
Mileage 106000 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1950
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Green
History Yes
VIN: 50LA42666M

The 255-cu.in. flathead V-8 is believed to be original to the car and has been converted to a 12-volt electrical system. The engine has Fenton headers and a dual exhaust system with Smitty mufflers. The engine has not been rebuilt during his ownership and he does not know of any rebuild history. He says he installed a 12-volt priming pump “to aid the stock fuel pump on cold starts after long periods of inactivity.” The car has an automatic choke, and the seller notes a puff of smoke on cold startup. There are some drops of oil from the engine and the rebuilt three-speed manual transmission with overdrive reportedly “shifts well.” The original cloth upholstery is protected by clear vinyl seat covers on both bench seats. The seller reports a tear in the seat cover on the back of the driver’s side. He says the carpet condition is good and there are no sags, tears, or stains on the headliner. The oil pressure gauge and the clock don’t currently work. A large Stewart-Warner tachometer is mounted to the steering column. This modified Mercury has been lowered slightly with Fatman dropped front spindles and Posies Superglide rear springs with lowering blocks in back. The seller notes “some play” in the steering, but says the steering wheel “points straight and the car drives great.” The suspension components are lubed as part of regular oil changes. The shocks have been replaced and the rest of the suspension is in good condition, according to the seller. The age of the tires is estimated at 20 years, but the seller says the remaining tread depth is “like new.” The period-correct wheel covers are from a 1957 Cadillac.