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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1950 Mercury Coupe
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The 1949-1951 Mercury coupes have long been a hot rodding cult classic and the choice of builders everywhere. The classic styling coupled with the Flathead V8 made for a perfect lead sled back in the day, and make for a perfect retro lead sled now. With no end to the creations possible with a classic Merc coupe, these cars are sure to be fan favorites for years to come! This particular 1950 Mercury Coupe for sale is just about everything you could want in an old school cruiser.

This 1950 Mercury Eight retains much of its original styling while simultaneously carrying a hint of hot rod everywhere it goes. The top hasn't been chopped, nor has the body been otherwise drastically altered, so perhaps this is what helps it retain a slight air of originality while showing off as a custom cruiser. The paint is a gorgeous metallic dark red that oozes class and shows well under any lighting. The fender skirts really help give it that lead sled aura, while the smooth chrome hubcaps and white walls subtly spice things up. Though it isn't one of those “in your face” customs, this Mercury is sure to draw a crowd just about anywhere you go! The body is clean and straight under that gorgeous paint job, and all of the seams are visible as they should be, not covered up like they often get when these Mercs are reworked.

Thought the exterior was gorgeous? Well, it is, but wait until you step inside! The gorgeous dark red theme carrys on right to the interior where you'll find nothing but a deep, beautiful red tone throughout. The seats are covered in velour while any painted surfaces have been made to match the exterior paint. The chrome in the dash adds just the right amount of contrast to tie everything together! Truly, the interior of this car is as stunning as the exterior and simply will not disappoint. All of the details have been addressed, and all components are showing very minimal wear.

Under the hood sits a vehicular legend, a 239ci Flathead V8! This appears to be a mostly original-spec Flathead that has been done up with minor upgrades inside and out. You'll notice that while it retains a mostly factory original appearance, there are assorted chrome accents. Additionally, someone took the time to paint various components the same metallic red as the exterior. Even the oil pan is painted that color! This car runs great and sounds great too; it gets great smiles-per-gallon! The engine bay is clean and tidy and continues to reflect the quality of the build this car received.

If this old Merc hasn't already impressed you, take a look at the receipts for the work performed on this car! This was a 3-year restoration that was just finished in February of 2019 and easily totals over $100k in restoration receipts, and we photographed a few of the larger receipts as proof.

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Air Conditioning N/A
Heater YES
Speedometer NO
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer N/A
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio NO
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights N/A
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door YES
Runs & Drives YES


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All vehicles are being sold As-Is, Where-Is with No Warranty expressed, written, or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party inspection company.


Engine Type
Engine Size
239 Flathead V8
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Dark Red Metallic
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Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

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Engine Size
239 Flathead V8
Transmission Type
3-Speed Manual
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Variable Speed Windshield Wipers
  • Drum Brakes
  • Hurst Shifter
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Electric Clock
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Chrome Wheels
  • Chrome Exhaust Tips
  • Body Side Moldings
  • AM Radio