1939 mercury convertible

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      This lovely 1939 Mercury convertible coupe represents the first of the Mercurys, a beautifully restored vehicle that is ready to tour and enjoy. Designed to bridge the gap between the Ford Deluxe and the Lincoln Zephyr, the Mercury was introduced in late 1938. Although the Ford family resemblance is clear, it rides on a unique frame, shares no body panels with any Ford, and is powered by a larger 239 cubic inch flathead V8 that made an extra 10 horsepower. Finished in correct and traditional Sahara Tan, this gorgeous Merc shows you why original colors always look best on old cars. Showing a lovely soft glow that is entirely appropriate, the paint and bodywork on this car are show quality throughout. Expertly finished, there's not a line out of place or any evidence of sub-standard workmanship, and with a bit of detailing, this car could very well be ready for the show field once again. It is also loaded with accessories, including fender skirts, grille and bumper guards, fog lights, and dual side mirrors. The running boards have been restored using the proper textured rubber, and all the chrome remains excellent. Contrasting brown leatherette upholstery gives the Mercury some of its elegant appeal, and the restoration that made the body look so good also addressed the interior. Correct materials and patterns were used throughout, and it shows only minor signs of use since it was completed. Tan carpets are a plush upgrade compared to the rubber floor mats in the base Fords, and this would be the last year for a floor-mounted shifter, which tucks neatly under the dash to increase legroom. The unique instrument panel is one of the earliest examples of driver ergonomics, with the full array of gauges angled upwards along with the steering column to face the driver. All the gauges are operational, and it includes a correct AM radio. A snug-fitting canvas convertible top is manually actuated, but folds easily into the well behind the seats, and even with the top down, the trunk is commodious thanks to the 4-inch wheelbase stretch. Ford's justifiably famous flathead was heavily revised for use in the Mercury, effectively bridging the horsepower gap between the standard V8 and the Zephyr's V12 without added complexity. Steadily upgraded over the years, the 1939 flathead in this Merc offers insert type bearings for longevity and an improved cooling system to eliminate the early cars' overheating woes. Finished in proper olive green paint, the flathead is nicely detailed with chrome acorn nuts on the heads, a correct carburetor and oil bath air cleaner, and a generator. Underneath, the chassis shows only minor road wear, and the only deviation from stock specification is a dual exhaust system that sounds fantastic. 16-inch "spider" wheels wear gorgeous Firestone wide whites for a period perfect look. The '39 Mercury remains one of the most popular pre-war Ford products of all time, and this one has been restored properly and is ready to enjoy. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
  •  1939 Mercury Convertible
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