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Featured listing: Hot rod! 1950 Mercury Custom

Modern reliability wrapped in an iconic package


This ClassicCars.com Marketplace featured listing is a 1950 Mercury Custom for sale in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The third-generation Mercury Eight is an icon of American motoring – and it has always been a prime candidate for hot-rodding.

According to the seller, the car was custom-built 14 years ago and features all the looks of a classic Merc, with modern mechanicals and comfort. Powered by a Chevy 350 paired to a 350 Turbo hydramatic transmission and a 3.50 differential, parts are forever available.


The car also features power steering, power brakes, a Painless Wiring harness, H.D. sway bars, Vintage Air A/C, dual exhaust glass packs, factory spotlights, a hidden kill switch, stereo system, tinted glass, all new AutoMeter Instruments, electric fuel pump, air ride suspension, New Coker Tire Radials w/bias look, a power antenna, electric wipers and new original-styled upholstery.

“I bought this from a man in Fort Meyers, FL. 3 years ago,” the seller says. “This was his baby for quite a while. I had power steering installed in 2018 and at the same time I had H.D. sway bars added to the chassis for better handling. The latter part of 2018, the AC compressor was replaced.”


The 1949-1951 Mercury Eight, because of its distinctive looks, has been a movie star in many legendary films including Rebel Without a Cause, American Graffiti and Grease. Even Sherriff in the Disney/Pixar animated epic, Cars, was a 1949 Mercury Police Cruiser.

Many of the coupes, in the process of hot-rodding over the years, have been chopped, giving the large car a more racy, aerodynamic look.


The seller declares that the car is in excellent condition, “the undercarriage looks as good as the top side.” The seller also is ready to answer further questions about the car.

The 1950 Mercury Custom has an asking price of $49,900. If you love the street-rod, rock-a-billy culture, get a pompadour, a leather jacket and be retro cool at any such gathering!

To view the listing on ClassicCars.com, click here.



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