Sales-PHX (480) 926-1344 614 E. Auto Center Dr, Suite 101 Mesa Arizona 85204  1951 Mercury Eight Vehicle Information VIN: 51ME85 Stock: 0343-PHX Mileage: 443 Color: Black Trans: 3 Speed Manual Engine: 255 Flathead V8 MPG: Drivetrain:                                                                                                                                                           Description Restored to be a true stunner, this 1951 Mercury Eight Convertible is long, loaded, and legendary. So if you're looking for a rare and classy cruiser, read on...
This was the final year for the legendary Mercury Eight series. These really had a terrific look to them with the grille and the bumper are part of an integral design. And you see the same in the rear where the ends of the bumper design expand to merge with the hint of tailfin. And even the brightwork details are great, like the large hood ornament, dual spotlights, and sweeping side trim. We especially love the factory wheel covers with bright red rings drawing attention to the Mercury logo center. You see all of this so vividly because the glossy black provides the perfect canvas to showcase all these details. And as people look closer (because they definitely will) old-school enthusiasts will give you nods of respect on the classic lacquer paint. But more than just a great total presentation, these are rare. As an expensive premium droptop, Mercury produced less than 6,800 examples in 1951. And how many do you think survived to look this good 65+ years later?
The two-tone tan interior is pure 1950s cool. And the way it looks against the black paint has a timeless elegance. Also, like any good American cruiser, there's plenty of room to share the experience with family and friends. It has a terrific time capsule like presentation with the bright dash that nicely integrates all the gauges. And even the original AM radio is still on display. Plus, as a premium Mercury, you get some great premium features – after all, how many '50s classic do you see with a power seat? But we bet your favorite two luxuries will be the power windows and power convertible top. Together, they mean you never have to leave the driver's seat to go from enclosed luxury to a wind-in-your-hair experience.
Under the hood is exactly what you want to see – Flathead V8 power. Mercuries were popular, because these 225 cubic-inch motors had extra displacement and extra torque over what was available at Ford during the time. And this legendary powerhouse not only looks authentic – right down to the oil bath air cleaner and bright blue block – but we also suspect it's original to the car. This has been given the right servicing, including adding an electric choke and electric fan. That means this classic fires-up readily and knows how to stay cool in traffic – exactly what you want in a cruising classic. This makes a nice sound out of the glasspack dual exhaust, and you have the added control of the classic column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. Plus, no '50s experience would be complete without whitewall tires.
Rare, loaded, and stunning – this was born an upper-class cruiser, and thanks to the right investments, that reputation for this one has only grown. So don't miss this classy classic. Call today!!!
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Us Options and Standard Features Basic Information Stock Number: 0343-PHX VIN Number: 51ME85 Make: Mercury Model: Eight Model Year: 1951 Vehicle Trim: Convertible Interior Color: Tan Exterior Color: Black Body Type: Convertible Engine Engine Description: 255 Flathead V8 Fuel Type: Unknown DriveTrain Transmission: 3 Speed Manual Contact Streetside Classics Phoenix 614 E. Auto Center Dr, Suite 101 Mesa Arizona 85204 View Map Ask for:Sales-PHX Contact: Contact Us Main:(480) 926-1344 Consignment  Similar Vehicles Check out similar vehicles in our inventory. View Inventory About PHX [zipedit] Streetside Classics
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Used Year: 1951
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 51ME85 Mileage: 443
Interior Color: Tan Make: Mercury
Transmission: Manual Model: Eight
Vehicle Title: Clear Trim: Convertible
For Sale By: Dealer Engine: 255 Flathead V8
Manufacturer Interior Color: Tan Manufacturer Exterior Color: Black
Exterior Color: Black Number of Doors: 2 Doors