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