sunnuntai 2. joulukuuta 2012

Mercury Coupe 1949

Mercury Coupe 1949



 To satisfy your every need has been the foremost consideration of Mercury engineers in developing the ALL-NEW 1949 Mercury. Comfort ... convenience . . . safety . . . easy handling ... performance . . . distinctive beauty-all these and much more you will find in your ALL-NEW Mercury.

Mercury Sport Sedan 1949
 As you go through these pages, note the real engineering achievements that Mercury brings you: new low to-the-road construction for road-hugging stability ... new smooth-acting brakes with velvety "STOP" in them ... new spring suspension and shock absorbers to soften back-road bumps ... a new engine for greater "get-up-and-go," longer life, whisper quiet performance ... a new specially braced frame for greater stamina ... new, low-pres-sure, super-balloon tires for greater traction, quicker stopping, easier steering and a softer ride ... new Finger-tip Weather Control to make you "at home" on the road. And there is much more.
You'll find Mercury truly a "find" in motoring ... a car that gives you more than your money's worth.

Mercury Sport Sedan 1949


The first Post War Mercury design was introduced in the 1949 model year. The engine was a Flathead V8 that produced slightly more power than the then also newly-designed 1949 Ford. A new overdrive system was optional, and was activated by a handle under the dash.

Mercury Coupe 1949
 The styling of the Mercury Eight, when it was released in 1949, was successful in both ending the monotony of warmed-over pre-war style, and differentiating Mercury from its comparable Ford cousin, a trick that spelled sales success. Sales figures for both Ford and Mercury broke records in 1949.



 The new approach to styling was also evident on the completely redesigned Lincoln and the all new Lincoln Cosmopolitan. The Mercury Eight used full instrumentation. An 8 tube radio as an option. The 4-door station wagon was replaced with a 2-door model. Although the wagon now featured an all-metal roof, its sides still consisted of wood panels.



Within its era and beyond, the Mercury Eight was popular with customizers. In 1949, Sam Barris built the first lead sled from a 1949 Mercury Eight; the Eight became a definitive lead sled, much like the Ford V-8 was becoming the definitive hot rod.
Mercury Convertible 1949

 The Eights were among the first models to receive an aftermarket OHV engine swap, since Oldsmobile and Cadillac had developed the first high-compression OHV V8 engines in 1949, whereas Ford was still using their sidevalve engine.

Mercury Convertible 1949


Fiberglass replicas of the 49 Mercury, inspired by Sam Barris's car, are still in production and are popular with custom car and hot rod enthusiasts

Mercury 1949
72   2 Door Coupe  74   4 Door Sport Sedan  76   2 Door Convertible  79   2 Door Stn Wgn

Mercury 1949
 The Mercury Eight was the first model of the Ford Motor Company's Mercury marque and was produced from the 1939 through the 1951 model years. It was the only model offered by Mercury until the marque starting producing multiple series in the 1952 model year, at which point it was dropped as a model designation.

Mercury 1949



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