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. 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 warmed-over pre-war style, and differentiating Mercury from its comparable Ford cousin, a trick that spelled sales success. Sales figures for both Ford and Mercury broke records in 1949. The Mercury Eight used full instrumentation. An 8 tube radio was optional.
It’s not often you can find an outstanding original unmolested 1949 Mercury Coupe. This Mercury received the Survivor Award at the 2010 Survivor Collector Car meet and Awarded AACA Survivor Badge at the AACA 2013 show. With only 63,000 miles showing on the odometer this V8 flathead Coupe runs and drives like it should. The doors close tight with the slightest push and the solid closing sound of a quality Mercury. It has an excellent original interior with a radio, heater and clock. Accessories include fender skirts, stainless gas door guard, dual exhaust, wide whitewall tires, a driver side spotlight and dual front fog lamps. A tight and beautiful driving classic 2 door Coupe.
Fantastic documents include the Original Bill of Sale, Original Service Policy, Original Battery Warranty leaflet, Original Owner’s Manual, Original Mercury Styled Accessories catalog, the large Mercury Dealer Model book still in its original Mercury envelope along with the smaller Mercury dealer showroom book and two Survivor Award Certificates.
After 56 well maintained years it still retains all its original floors and original rocker panels. If you are looking for a beautiful original uncut 1949 Mercury to add to your collection or to enjoy driving “the” car of its era then this is the one.