January 31st Update: we came across a fresh post for this cool 1950 Mercury Sport Sedan we first featured on November 15th with the price lowered from the original ask of $17,800 to now wanting $16,000. Good luck with the purchase is what the private seller describes as “mostly original” restored 1950 Mercury Sport Sedan they are currently asking $17,800 for. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool reveals the current caretaker has its Merc priced about halfway between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $21,700 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $12,700.
We picked this Mercury to feature not only for its stunning original blue hue the current caretaker reports was professionally applied but also for the fact this example remains spared from ever being chopped and channeled or having its 255 cubic inch flathead V8 replaced with a more powerful later overhead-valve Cadillac or Oldsmobile mill. It’s not often we rave over a four door sedan, but this example has us wanting to invite four friends to open the suicide doors, hop in, and go for a relaxing cruise. There are enough subtle custom touches on this example to get admiring glances anywhere you drive this Mercury to. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1950 Mercury Sport Sedan. Mostly original. Flat head 8 cylinder, 3 speed. Wide white walls. Suicide doors. Original type hubcaps. Side pipes.Nice interior. Car has been painted professionally, original color. Car runs and shifts perfectly. Steering wheel is perfect. Original glass. Motor and under hood detailed. Many spare parts in trunk including heads and chrome. Radio doesn’t work. Speedometer doesn’t work. New cable in trunk.”
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