This ClassicCars.com Marketplace featured listing is a custom pancake-roof 1949 Mercury 2-door coupe for sale in Palm Springs, California. According the seller, the car has only been driven 800 miles since the build – and the car was painted and worked on by legendary fabricator Gene Winfield with genuine “Winfield Fade” flames and his signature on Cushion Panels.
A 1976 Buick gave its chassis to the foundation of the build, with the ’49 Mercury body welded to the Buick’s floor pan. Rhino-liner was then sprayed on the under carriage and fender wells and inside the body and floor pan. Big Chrome 1952 DeSoto grille and bumpers adorn the front of the car, announcing its arrival anywhere.
The engine fitted is a 455 Oldsmobile big block with Edlebrock heads, a custom-built BJ Billet manifold, duel four barrels, and an aluminum custom radiator. Power to the wheels comes flows through a 400 Turbo transmission with a shift kit and a 2000 RPM stall converter, mated to a posi-traction rear end with 376 Gears.
The interior is an all-leather “Stitch by Stitch” in tuck and roll including head liner. Grab the Lecarra steering wheel matched to an Ididit steering column, glance at the original rebuilt gauges, and crank up your favorite reading of “Mercury Blues” with the hidden sound system with the original tube radio in dash.
The comfortable ride comes from the Ride Tech suspension all the way around with Coker tires and 1957 Sombrella hub caps.
The asking price for this Mercury to “Cruise it up and down the road” is $75,000. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, click here.