Lot 140 – 1948 Mercury Convertible


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VIN: 99A2241062
Engine: Flathead V-8
Transmission: 3-Speed Column Shift Manual

The Mercury Eight was the first model to ever be produced by the Ford Motor Company’s Mercury marque. Production for the Mercury Eight ran for 12 years, beginning in 1939 and discontinuing in 1951.

Many styling changes were made over the course of the 12-year production of the Mercury Eight. Much like the 1947 model year, the 1948 Mercury Eight featured different hubcaps, a chrome-plated border surrounding the grille and more trunk trim. The model was offered in 5 body styles, one of which is the 2-Door Convertible you see here. Only 50,268 of the Mercury Eight model were sold in 1948.

This 1948 2-Door Mercury Eight Convertible is finished in a lovely Barcelona Blue with a brown interior and brown convertible top and boot. The interior features a sleek woodgrain dash with a center-mounted radio and gold instrument faces.

Fitted with a V8 engine and 3 speed transmission. 15 year old restoration with zero rust this was the final example of the pre-war design.

Other notable features of this automobile include:

High style two-stage front grille
Stainless steel front and rear fender trim
Stainless steel belt line trim
Front and rear bumper guards and wings
Matching painted wheels
Bright center caps and trim rings
Wide Whitewall tires
Center-mounted radio
Radio, heater/defroster/twin ashtrays
6-volt electrical system
Grab a piece of the past and take home this lovely Mercury Eight convertible today!