1940 Mercury Custom$69,900

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Price: $69,900
Contact: View Original Ad from Hemmings
Location: Charlotte, NC
SUMMARY</p>5-year restoration completed in 2012454 cubic inch Chevrolet V8700R4 4-speed automatic transmissionCustom interior / Maxi Kooler air conditioningModified all-steel body / Custom pearl 2-stage paintModern suspension / Air ride equippedSale includes build receipts and component manualsPower rack-and-pinion steering / Power front disc and rear drum brakesFord 9-inch rear axleSony Xplod audio<p>In a world where fiberglass street rods are a fact of life finding a unique and authentic cruiser can be challenging. Some builds are dated and need to be modernized while others are so thoroughly modern theyll be dated by next year. One of the best bets you can place is on a timeless creation like this impressive all-steel Merc. Its a fully sorted masterpiece that was carefully planned and bolted together by someone who definitely knew their way around a garage. The parts list includes familiar items like a big block V8 a smooth shifting 4-speed brilliant paint and a custom-stitched interior; but the execution of those items is what sets the car apart. If youve been searching for a super cool street rod that can be driven and shown with pride this impressive kustom is the perfect solution!</p><p>BODYWORK/TRIM</p><p>Carving a mid-lux niche with grand proportions and classic good looks the 40 Mercury has always been a highly desirable car. And not surprisingly gearheads customizers and 75 years worth of fans have elevated it to one of hot roddings greatest cultural icons. A chopped cruiser that benefitted from an extensive 5-year restoration this awesome coupe began its new life as a show stopping head turner back in 2012. That restoration conducted by Sports Car Collision of McAdenville North Carolina saw the cars voluptuous body stripped all the way to bare metal. Once that metal was super solid and virtually flawless shaved doors were complemented with a pancaked hood and power operated decklid. That thoroughly tweaked profile was sealed in a custom coat of pearl 2-stage. And today this razor-sharp kustom is one sizzling classic that looks cooler than pretty much every car at any show its owner chooses to attend!</p><p>The styling of Mercurys first generation Eight was fairly successful in differentiating the brand from its comparable Ford cousin; a virtue that continues to fuel to the cars timeless desirability. At the front of this clean custom a polished grille rides between a nosed hood and frenched tri-bar headlights. Behind that hood creased and stainless-trimmed glass rides between capped wipers and polished mirrors. Beneath that glass filled fender seams ride between polished trim and color-keyed fender skirts. And at the back of those seams a decked trunk rides between small chrome-trimmed taillights.</p><p>ENGINE</p><p>Like it or not sometimes its good to break tradition. And breaking tradition is one thing that makes this Merc so impressive. Lift the cars domed hood and youll find 454 cubic inches of big block muscle that mixes miles of power with mountains of torque! At the top of the fully detailed mill a finned and polished air cleaner feeds a coated Holley 770 thats throttled by a quality Lokar linkage. The resulting energy mixture makes its way from a coated Weiand intake to cast iron Chevrolet heads. When those heads flood the cylinders a Delco-Remy HEI distributor sequences fire through loomed Taylor plug wires. Resultant gases are jettisoned through ceramic-coated block hugger headers. Cooling is provided by a beefy Walker radiator which rides behind a giant electric pusher fan. Charge comes courtesy of a polished alternator that along with a coated AC compressor spins behind aesthetically pleasing pulleys. And overall the cars smooth engine compartment is exceptionally clean featuring details like a chrome brake booster MQQN Equipment breathers proven Haywire wiring and polished and finned valve covers.</p><p>DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION</p><p>Every good street rod has a solid foundation. Flip this channeled