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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
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1941 Mercury Custom
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350V8, TH350 TRANS, TRUE '50S ROD, CHOPPED CONVERTIBLE, A/C, BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM!

HIGHLIGHTS: Real-deal period-built '50s street rod! Owned by NASCAR legend and former President of Penske Racing South Don Miller! 350 Chevy V8 and TH350 trans! Factory convertible turned chopped custom!

HISTORY: According to Don Miller, this car was customized in Ohio in 1959/1960 by a builder named Bax Brown. This is when the car was customized with a chop, frenched lights, and painted Honduras Maroon. It was repainted once in the 1970s, and the Ford flathead engine was swapped out for a Chevrolet 350 in the 1980s. After changing hands a few times, this car has been owned by Don Miller for over 10 years.

BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this 1941 Mercury is clean, straight, and has been kept up. When this vehicle was customized, someone clearly took their time with it by retaining the convertible top mechanisms. Not an easy feat when doing a chop on a convertible! This car was originally customized in 1959, and refreshed in the 1970s and 1980s, so it does have some minor imperfections that come with age.

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: After a repaint in 1970 in Honduras Maroon, the paint is still in nice overall condition.There are very few paint imperfections, and these are the minor types of imperfections that appear after this many years of use. The paint has a nice shine, and looks pretty good for being 30+ years old!

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The red and white custom interior is in great shape, and the majority of the interior is believed to be original from 1960 when the customization was completed. There are some components that have been added since the original customization, including the front seat, steering wheel & column, and stereo which all appear to be additions from the 1970s/1980s. This car even has air conditioning and power windows!

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood is a Chevrolet 350 with an Edelbrock Trans Am intake manifold and a 4-barrel carburetor. The 350 is hooked up to a TH350 transmission, which was installed in the 1980s at the same time as the engine. Other notable mechanical features include a 1960 Ford Thunderbird 9” rear w/ 3.50 rear gears, front disc brakes, and Fatman independent front suspension. Power rack and pinion steering on a GM tilt column make handling comfortable. Last but not least, this puppy has that classic street rod rumble courtesy of dual glasspack mufflers.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: How timeless it is! Street rods have a tendency to look dated fairly rapidly, but this one has a certain look that doesn't seem to date it.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: This car is a combination of a lot of parts from different cars---done the way true street rods were! If you're looking for a car built with $100,000 worth of top-shelf, brand name parts, this is not the car for you.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? Being that this is a car that hasn't been seeing daily use while in Don's collection, it has been quite some time since it had a new set of tires installed. While the whitewall tires on it now hold air just fine and have plenty of tread, they appear to be older and may need to be replaced if the new owner intends to do heavy driving. Additionally, the air conditioning should be serviced.

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? This 1941 Mercury convertible is for the buyer who wants to finally own that street rod they never got around to building, or for someone wanting to relive the “good old days” in a cool custom rod. This car is waiting for a new owner who can appreciate the style and history!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com

DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning NO
Heater NIO
Speedometer NOT TESTED
Odometer NOT TESTED
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers NO
Windows YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights N/A
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake NO
Tire Condition: Good tread, old rubber
Keys – Ignition YES Door NO Trunk NO
Seatbelts Front: N/A Rear: N/A
Runs & Drives YES

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350 V8
Fuel Specification
Gasoline

Body

Body Color
Burgandy
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1941
Make
Mercury
Model
Custom
Miles
60,601

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Secondary Interior Color
White
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
60,601
Vin
457083
Stock
2583

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Air Conditioning
  • Remote Trunk Lid
  • Cassette
  • AM/FM RADIO