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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1940 Mercury Eight

Custom convertible with upgraded 350cid V8 is up for bidding

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this custom 1940 Mercury Eight convertible that received a nut-and-bolt restoration under prior ownership.

This second-year model Mercury Eight is finished in Cadillac Inferno metallic red with refinished brightwork and a replaced Hartz cloth convertible top in black.

Mercury, AutoHunter Spotlight: 1940 Mercury Eight, ClassicCars.com Journal

The interior houses custom-pleated light-beige leather bench seats with matching door panels and a color-matched red dashboard.

1940 Mercury Eight

Other interior features include a tilting steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Vintage Air AC and a Pioneer stereo system with a 10-disc CD changer located in the trunk.

Power comes from a 350cid small-block Chevrolet V8 paired with a 700R4 four-speed automatic. Engine upgrades include an aluminum radiator, performance headers, a March Performance serpentine belt kit and a stainless-steel dual exhaust system.

The odometer displays 90,000 miles, although total chassis mileage is unknown.

This Mercury Eight’s auction ends June 23 at 11:40 a.m. PDT.

Visit this convertible’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.

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