A year after Barris created the Hirohata Merc, demand grew not waned among hot-rodders. Even 70 years later, Mercury Eights remain coveted for their hot-roadability or crunkability if you prefer. And yah, it's got a Hemi!
This Mercury Eight Custom Coupe restomod example was originally made in Ford's Los Angeles, California (code LA) factory and has since been treated to a frame-off restoration with a FatMan frame stub with powder-coated black frame and independent front suspension. Finished in a custom black iridescent paint with custom striping, the paint and trim are in overall excellent condition. The trunk's cargo area is very tidy and matches the interior. The bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy and the chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body. We purchased this amazing sled from the 86 year old owner/builder who spent almost 18 years building his dream cruiser. He searched for over 10 years to find a rust free California coupe before starting the project.
This Merc rolls on wide whitewall tires mounted on steel wheels and topped with Cadillac wheel covers for some whimsy and old school cool!
Under the hood is a rebuilt and balanced 392 CID Hemi V-8 with Hothead valve covers and dual exhausts. It's mated to a four-speed 700R automatic transmission and backed by a nine-inch rear end. Driver convenience features include Vintage air-conditioning and dual exterior spotlights. We have receipts for the rebuild including new pistons, rings, and connecting rods. It was fully balanced as well with only 896 miles on the clock from the time of rebuild.
Inside, there is Nuance Cognac front and rear bench seats with tuck-and-roll upholstery. The seats, tan carpet and headliner are all in excellent condition, while the black, two-spoke steering wheel is in very good order. The car features an Ididit steering column and the original dash has Dakota Digital gauges rewired with American Autowire. An Alpine stereo complete with SiriusXM rounds out the interior.
If you've always wanted to own a Ford product of this era, now's your chance! Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check out this Mercury Eight restomod.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 896 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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