This 1947 Mercury Eight Convertible is like a Choose Your Own Adventure Book. The exterior is a cool survivor, and the V8 has been given a proper investment to be a smooth runner right now. Plus, it has a similar look to the iconic Ford, but in a rare style, which means this will always be in-demand. So do you give it a full restoration? Enjoy its rat rod style? Quite frankly, you can do it all with this distinct convertible.
This is what survivor style is all about. The real patina and tarnished chrome make this look like you pulled it from a barn this morning. There is something instantly captivating about this look. It makes an immediate impression upon arrival. So while this is a restoration candidate, it also looks pretty awesome right now. It's a car that looks like it has been lost for decades, but kept out of harm's way so much that it retains all the best trim, right down to the delicate details in the grille. The steel even outlasted the convertible top! In fact, the only hint that there has been an investment in making this one a rear runner is the hint of lowered stance and modern tires.
Inside is more of the cool street machine style. They made nice investments with the new two-tone on the seats and matching door panels. Plus, there's the freshly hydro-dipped dash, door tops, and bright white steering wheel. The floors have been repaired and painted, but keep a hint of rat rod attitude. Plus, the patina on all the details inside are more reminders of this car's vintage cool.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see – crisp flathead V8 power. You can instantly tell there has been a solid recent investment on this motor. Fresh block paint, good belts, and new dual hoses doing their deep dive into the motor gives you a whole new level of confidence in this convertible. This is believed to be a correct 239 cubic-inch motor, and it has been upgraded to a 12-volt system with an alternator (disguised as a generator.) Plus, you have a new master cylinder, Pertronix distributor, gas tank, and aluminum radiator. This fires up easily and makes a nice sound out of the new glasspack dual exhaust. Plus, you have the added control of the classic column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
Restoration candidate? Rat rod? Cool survivor? This Mercury Eight Convertible is everything you want it to be, and all for an affordable price. Call now!