Lot 042 – 1941 Mercury Eight Convertible

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VIN: 68311CA
Engine: Flathead V-8
Transmission: 3-Speed Manual w/Column Shifter

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.

From 1941 to 1948 the Mercury Eight underwent several changes including styling and engineering improvements. There were many chassis refinements and the new body allowed for wider seats and interiors. The Mercury Eight was offered in 5 different styles: 2-Door Coupe, 2-Door Convertible, 4-Door Sedan, 4-Door Station Wagon and 2-Door Sportsman Convertible. Only 90,556 of the Mercury Eight were sold in the 1941 model year.

This Mercury Eight 2-Door Convertible features all of the classic stylistic changes of the 1941; flared door bottoms, two-piece front fenders and slimmer front pillars with a larger windshield. The car is finished in Mason’s black with a stunning red interior and crème dashboard and also features a black convertible top boot with matching red piping. The woodgrain window trim and dash are resplendent and well-preserved. The flathead V-8 starts and runs with ease. The car has not been driven for some time and may need some basic mechanical ‘freshening’.

Other notable features of this model are:

  • Horizontal chrome grill
  • Chrome bumpers, bumper guards and wings
  • Painted steel wheels with chromed center caps and trim rings (and red piping)
  • Wide white-wall tires
  • Windshield defrosters
  • Glove-box mounted clock
  • Finished trunk with floor mat and spare tire
  • Chromed dual exhaust tips.

Classic and stylish, don’t miss out on this fetching automobile.


Thank you for your interest.