Stock # EV346
Mileage: 79,836

1950 Mercury 8 Convertible
VIN #50LA39385M
Style: LA-M76
Body No.: 09-68-96-25H-68
Restored in the 90's
Excellent runner and driver
Stunning inside and out
Factory Heat + Factory Radio + Factory Power Seat + Oil Bath Air Filter
Whitewall Tires
Before we tell you about this awesome 1950 Mercury Convertible we would like to tell you a little bit about how it became a part of our collection. In 2004 we received a call from a close friend who informed us that his estranged brothers wife contacted him and informed him that his brother was ill and she needed to start selling off his cars. Having not spoken for many years, our friend asked us to join him on his visit to see his brother in Fort Morgan, Colorado. To our amazement we found one of the largest collections of Mercurys we have seen or heard of. We had the pick of the litter in terms of what was there (Over 50 cars). This 1950 Convertible was without a doubt a must have car, as it was one of Jim's favorites and so well cared for. Used as a Sunday church driver this car sat in a climate controlled garage and only hit the roads on nice days up until 2002 when it was parked with the collection of others
This car was meticulously restored in the early 2000's. Since we purchased the car it has been a part of our private collection where it sat amongst other American muscle cars in our space in Chicago
1 of only 8,341 Mercury Convertibles in 1950 this gorgeous example was finished in its correct Dune Beige (code 09) over a deep red interior. This car is truly one that needs to be appreciated in person. The paint work is incredible and deep. The chrome, stainless, bright work show in top condition free of pitting or damage. The car is as solid as we have seen outward and in all jambs and sills. The convertible top is original and still in great condition. If you are looking for the absolute perfect patina, look no further. This time capsule has enough patina to make any collector salivate. One look under the hood shows perfect wear on parts like the radiator, oil bath filter, and engine
This car is as straight as an arrow. The body lines are incredible. All panels are straight and true and the panel gaps are correct. No door sag or bumper misalignment. We note a crease on the passenger side door that shows a hairline paint crack. The jambs are super dry and solid as you can see in our pictures. There is nothing to hide on the this car and we encourage you to come see it in person
Inward the interior is nearly flawless. The carpets, seats, switches, and dash all show in top condition. Power windows came standard on the convertible along with a power convertible top. This example was loaded up with all the additional options including a power seat, in dash radio, heater, whitewall tires, over-drive, and an oil bath air filter
Under the hood sits the cast iron block, L-Head V-8 that put out an impressive 110HP. The flat head was backed by a 3 speed manual transmission and the rare optional over-drive. Our '50 Merc has been well maintained over the 10+ years we have owned it and is kept in excellent running and driving condition. It fires right up, still on its 6 volt system. It idles nice and smooth and rev up without hesitation. It shifts through all gears without grinding and stops nice and straight. We added some subtle glass-pacs to let the v8 make some noise and it sounds incredible. Check out our video
As you can see the underside looks like a time capsule. All rails are straight and dry as are the pans, rockers, mounting points, etc
This car needs to be appreciated in person and we encourage you to do so. We understand that some of our buyers cannot see the car in person so please give us a call and we would be happy to walk around it with you on the phone or sk

1950 Mercury

8 Convertible

Stock # EV346