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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1947 Mercury lead sled

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Extensively customized 1947 Mercury for sale on From the seller’s description:

Starting out life with a rust free 2 owner Canadian Black Plate car, this build took over 5,000 man hours to complete.

Awards: Sacramento Autorama 2011 received the Sam Barris Memorial Award-Legends Hall of Fame-Custom D’Elegance and Custom Class Winner. Long Beach Motorama received the Custom D’Elegance and Class Winner. Goodguys 2011 Custom of the year Finalist- Builders Choice. Grand National Roadster 2011 received the Tom McCoy Award

Custom Exterior and Body Mods Include: Top Chopped 6” + Eliminated rear quarter window. Doors stretched 4” and Suicided. 1948 Cadillac Grill. 1947 Desoto Frenched Headlights. 1953 Mercury Inner Headlights Rims. 1926 Model T Glass Lenses. Louvered Hood. 1951 Ford Knight Hood Ornament. Dual Spotlights Frenched at Shafts. Pillar less Door Windows. Vent windows shortened. Shaved Door handles with Poppers. Molded 6 inch gravel pans. 1948 Plymouth Bumpers Flipped, Reversed, Sectioned and Shaved. 1953 Lincoln Bumper Bullets. 1954 Kaiser Rear Bumperette, Sectioned Molded w/dual exhaust outlets. Flushed Teardrop Contoured Skirts. Fenders Molded to body. Gene Winfield Frenched taillights. Window Peaked Trunk. Mini Dual Antenna. Drip rails molded and extended. Swain Mirrors. Radiator Cover. Hood underside Smoothed w/Remote. 1948 Cadillac Hubcaps. Power Cowl Vent. De-Chromed. House of Color 2 Stage Black. Tasteful Pin striping

Interior and Upholstery: 1965 Ford Thunderbird Interior. Bone Colored Marine Naugahyde. Tan Wool Carpet. 1951 Ford Dash Sectioned and Smoothed. Flaming River steering column. 1955 Chevy Cut down Steering wheel. Chevrolet SS Console and Speaker Grill. Rare Polished Gem Shifter knob. Chrome Windshield Sills. 1962 Parking lights in Doors. Finished Trunk. Upholstered Front Fender wells. Sirus. Power Windows and Door Locks

Chassis: Accuair Computerized Air Bag System. Triangular 4 Bar link. Wilwood 11′ Disc Brakes. Front Anti Sway bar. Rear Panhard Bar. Mustang II Front Clip. Tubular A arms. Partial Box Frame.

Drive Train and Engine Compartment: Crate 350 V8 300 hp. T5 Transmission with Camaro rear. Tri-Power Rochester Carbs. Offenhauser Valve Covers. Doug Headers. Aluminum Radiator. Power Master Chrome Generator. Smoothed Firewall. Highly Detailed Chrome, Stainless etc. Diamond Back Radials. Smithy Mufflers w/Dual exhaust

This is a meticulous handcrafted custom with only 5,375 miles since completion, in addition to the sponsorships the car has been signed by George Barriss and Gene Winfield. Pictures of the build are in the show book, all trophies and magazine articles are included to preserve the history of this timeless design.

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San Diego, California
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