1951 Mercury Eight

"The Last Of The First Mercury Ever"

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$34,900

Year
1951
Make
Mercury
Model
Eight
Stock
BW00230
Vin
51ME76213M
Miles
1,038
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Burgundy
Interior Color
Gray
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

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The Mercury Eight was the first model produced by the Ford Motor Company for their Mercury line and was produced from 1939 through the 1951 model years. This was not only the first Mercury built but the only model offered until they moved into the 1952 model year, at which point it was dropped as a model designation and multiple models were brought into production. The first post-war Mercury was introduced in the 1949 model year. With a minor adjustment to the famous flathead V8 engine which was being used in the Fords as well, they brought extra horsepower to this Mercury. The new styling of the Mercury Eight, when it was released in 1949, played off of the “ponton” appearance. This was successful in both ending the bland pre-war styling, and differentiating Mercury from its comparable Ford cousin, a move that would prove to be lucrative in the long run.
This 1951 Mercury Eight was originated from California and is believed to be with all original panels, engine and transmission and was kept as close to original as possible when restored. It has seen its upgrades to non-major mechanical parts such as new radial tires, new dual master cylinder with booster, front disc brakes and rear drum brakes but also has been totally re-wired to ensure a reliable start for its next owner. The current owner is unsure if the transmission is a TH350 or TH400, but it certainly functions well paired to the GM Crate 350 motor which was installed. With manual locks as how it was built originally, this vehicle saw a bit of a contemporary adjustment to its windows which, although it has time-fitting handles which appear to be manual, they are in fact power by moving the window crank one way or the other! A great touch to the original looking interior which has also seen new cloth seats and flooring all the way around. A great driver with the looks to be displayed proudly by its next owner, perfect for those looking for a vehicle to drive and enjoy!
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This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1951
Make
Mercury
Model
Eight
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
1,038
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Sedan
Doors
2
Body Color
Burgundy
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Gray
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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