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Close your eyes and imagine the perfect custom-built hot rod. It starts with a 1948 Ford convertible body...Waitand#44; no... A more rareand#44; and more premium Mercury version. Then add a full custom paint job with candy-coated flames. Give it a modern Mustang interiorand#44; A/Cand#44; Camaro chassisand#44; and a performance-built ZZ4 crate motorand#44; and you realize that you dont have to imagine this amazing packageand#44; because its right in front of you!<br /> <br><br> Weve all seen cool custom cars with fire painted down the sideand#44; but what happens when the whole convertible is turned into a flame? Welland#44; for startersand#44; it causes a stir wherever it goes. The white hot flame at the front fades into yellowand#44; and it all boarders the red with a steely-blue finishing touch. There were some great details from Mercury that made this convertible destine for hot rod royalty. This includes the intricate chrome front and rear bumpersand#44; plenty of bright trimand#44; and the cool wraparound taillights. Having these factory elements in place combined with custom pieces like the paintand#44; lowered suspensionand#44; and shiny Halibrand 15-inch wheels give this drop top an undeniable presence everywhere from the cruise-in to the car show.<br /> <br><br> Step insideand#44; and everything feels quite a bit more modern than a car from the 40s. Thats because this full custom build adapted the interior from a Mustang thats half a century younger. So now the leather seats give the kind of modern bolstering and comfort that can let you cruise around all day. From behind the Lecarra sports steering wheel you see the familiar gauge package from a Mustangand#44; but with an interesting twist. The full readouts are white-faced like the high-performance SVT carsand#44; but it has red markings and yellow limiters so that these colors match the exterior flame paint. Because this is a premium custom buildand#44; you get plenty of luxury features such as power windowsand#44; power locksand#44; power seatsand#44; and a power convertible top. And since everyone will want to go for a ride with the top downand#44; you get an AM/FM/CD stereo that can be heard over the wind in your hair. Plusand#44; the ice-cold air conditioning means you can look cool and stay cooland#44; tooand#44; in this ragtop.<br /> <br><br> Look under the hood and be amazed. With the polished valve coversand#44; water pumpand#44; compressorand#44; alternatorand#44; intakeand#44; air cleanerand#44; and Griffin radiatorand#44; we pretty much dare you to find another component that could be turned into brightwork. But when you look beyond the shineand#44; youre going to see some serious performance. Its a GM 350+ hp ZZ4 crate motor. The 350 cubic-inch V8 was blueprinted and balanced by Mcbetts Racing. Add to that other goodies like a Holley 750 CFM carburetor and a rumbling dual exhaustand#44; and youve got one ferocious package. But this full build goes well beyond just the motor. The front subframe was borrowed from a 1967 Camaroand#44; so that means an independent front suspension and front disc brakes that drives very nice. Add to that features like an automatic transmission and power steeringand#44; and this is the perfect anytime/anywhere cruiser.<br /> <br><br> Mercury produced less than 7and#44;600 of these convertibles. That was over 65 years agoand#44; so youll be hard-pressed to find another survivorand#44; and likely impossible to find one that looks this good and is turnkey ready for fun. Call today!!
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