You’re looking at the ultimate lead sled. This 1950 Mercury Eight convertible has that awesome classic cruiser look that comes from customizing it over every inch

But more than just representing the ultimate in classic custom cars, this one has been given more recent investments that include a powerful crate V8, an overdrive transmission, and air conditioning. So it’s the kind of vintage icon that you’ll love driving in modern times.

Take one look at the body. This Mercury has all the great traits of the legendary hot rods like the frenched headlights, shaved door handles, lake pipes, and a lowered suspension. Plus, that black paint retains the sleek style of a quality classic build. And adding to the shine is the custom grille/bumper package, crystal clear headlights, bright wheel covers, and correct side trim. The windshield was chopped to make sure it has the sleek profile this iconic street machine deserves. You even have a lift-off hardtop if you really want to show off how this Mercury gets low. And the look of the white roof is ideal as both a timeless contrast to the black and a match for the whitewall tires. It all makes for the thoughtful kind of total package you expect from the best custom Mercury machines out there.

The full custom interior is a terrific reason to keep this one open to the world. The black and white of the exterior is retained, and now it’s intertwined with a bold red. A beautiful tuck and roll on the seats, side panels, transmission tunnel, and rear deck really capture the feeling you want on a 1950s machine like this. Even the trunk is fully done in this custom theme. More than just stylish, this car is comfortable. You have power windows, fold-down armrests, and an AM/FM/CD stereo is hidden in the glovebox. There’s even a Vintage Air air conditioning system installed so that you can stay comfortable with the top off. There’s a cool black and white sports steering wheel on a tilt steering column, and that gives you a clear view to the full gauge package in this cruiser.

The engine bay continues this car’s thoughtful and show-ready style. The smooth inner walls of the engine bay draw added attention to the full polished presentation in the middle. And you’ll love the details everywhere from the upgraded pulleys to the pinstriping on the air grabber. This is a 350 cubic-inch ZZ4 performance small block that the consignor says was installed only about six years and 2,500 miles ago. And because this is the kind of classic that wants to easily cruise everywhere, you have a four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive. There’s also a Nova-style front suspension, trailing arm rear w/sway bar, power steering, power brakes, and front discs.

This lead sled drives with the comfort and confidence you want in a quality build.

Price: $69,995

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Location: Concord, North Carolina, United States