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Custom Mercury Cars

Custom Mercury Cars
Custom Mercury Cars
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Custom 1949 Mercury 2-Door
Custom 1949 Mercury 2-Door
         


1949 Mercury Two-Door Custom Coupe 1949 Mercury Two-Door Custom Coupe
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Auction Results March, 2009 $46,200

Custom Mercury Cars

Customized Mercury coupes were cruising America's boulevards long before the term "low rider" was even coined. During the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s, legions of customizers removed excess chrome, "frenched" headlights and taillights, and filled body seams. Bodies were sectioned, tops were chopped, suspensions were severely lowered, and the result was a clean, highly personalized creation that looked far newer than the date on its registration suggested.

Radical rides like these assumed sinister, even downright wicked, personalities and almost from their inception 1949-1951 Mercury coupes and convertibles became the definitive customs. Pioneering customizer Sam Barris chopped his own '49 Mercury when it was less than six months old, and ever since James Dean drove one in Rebel Without A Cause, the 1949 Mercury has remained a true American icon.

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