1947 Ford Mercury V8 Convertible

Mercury V8 Convertible

Year: 1947
Chassis no: 1967386
Registration: 322UXR
Registered In: UK
Price: Sold

1947 Mercury V8 Convertible

Chassis number: 1967386

Registration Number: 322UXR

Purchased by the previous owner but one at auction in 2004, this car has had a lot of money spent upon it.  A full rebuild of the Flathead V8 engine was undertaken incorporating a few performance related upgrades.  A slightly hotter Isky Cam was installed along with a Mallory dual point distributor.  Edelbrock heads are also fitted along with an offenhauser inlet & twin Stromberg down draught carburettors.  Electrics were upgraded to 12 volt at the same time with a view to reliability.  

As a result the car runs beautifully & has covered few miles since residing as it does in a small Scottish collection amongst similar cars.  It really sounds the part & is considerably faster then when built, but despite the perfomance upgrades it still makes for a superb boulevard cruiser.  The engine bay is to show standards & really is quite an eye full once the bonnet is opened.

Exterior paintwork is maroon & in very good condition.  The interior matches also in maroon & a beige hood completes the ensemble.  The car is very very smart with the weakest point being the hood which although completely serviceable is showing its age & would probably be my first job to change as a winter project to new material.

These Ford Mercuries are truly a luxury vehicle with a very very comfortable ride & huge interior space.  The boot is cavernous & well suited to swallowing vast quantities of luggage for continental touring.  A large file of bills comes with the car; many from respected american vintage specialists West Hoathly Garage which embues one with immediate confidence.  This is further enhanced when one visits the owners Edinburgh garage & see the other cars in the stable & the kind of exhaustive restoration works & repairs that go on there with an emphasis on Rolls Royce & Bentley.

Viewings are by prior appointment in Edinburgh.  We can deliver from there world wide, or alternatively take the Caledonian sleeper up there & drive it home.  Its that kind of a car.

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1947 Mercury V8 Convertible

Chassis number: 1967386

Registration Number: 322UXR

Purchased by the previous owner but one at auction in 2004, this car has had a lot of money spent upon it.  A full rebuild of the Flathead V8 engine was undertaken incorporating a few performance related upgrades.  A slightly hotter Isky Cam was installed along with a Mallory dual point distributor.  Edelbrock heads are also fitted along with an offenhauser inlet & twin Stromberg down draught carburettors.  Electrics were upgraded to 12 volt at the same time with a view to reliability.  

As a result the car runs beautifully & has covered few miles since residing as it does in a small Scottish collection amongst similar cars.  It really sounds the part & is considerably faster then when built, but despite the perfomance upgrades it still makes for a superb boulevard cruiser.  The engine bay is to show standards & really is quite an eye full once the bonnet is opened.

Exterior paintwork is maroon & in very good condition.  The interior matches also in maroon & a beige hood completes the ensemble.  The car is very very smart with the weakest point being the hood which although completely serviceable is showing its age & would probably be my first job to change as a winter project to new material.

These Ford Mercuries are truly a luxury vehicle with a very very comfortable ride & huge interior space.  The boot is cavernous & well suited to swallowing vast quantities of luggage for continental touring.  A large file of bills comes with the car; many from respected american vintage specialists West Hoathly Garage which embues one with immediate confidence.  This is further enhanced when one visits the owners Edinburgh garage & see the other cars in the stable & the kind of exhaustive restoration works & repairs that go on there with an emphasis on Rolls Royce & Bentley.

Viewings are by prior appointment in Edinburgh.  We can deliver from there world wide, or alternatively take the Caledonian sleeper up there & drive it home.  Its that kind of a car.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

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e: richard@vandp.net

SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

t: +44 (0)7377 070 943
e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

m: +49 170 204 3831
e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

m: +44 7872 932 675
e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

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