Sometimes just being cool is enough to qualify for Mintworthiness. This is a 4-door Mercury Sedan. The wood trim was added by a fellow by the name of Dave Hackson. His mention in the ad must mean he is big in the wood adding business. It is powered by a Chevy 350 with a 3-speed manual transmission. Read More
We tend to feature any really great Mustang from the formative years and those years for us are ‘64.5 to ’70. Not a short span of time. But we love Mustangs and we think our readers do too. There is the “other car” over at Mercury that occasionally deserves some attention – the Cougar. The Mercury Cougar did not follow the Mustang play book exactly. Read More
We watched an episode of a TV show dedicated to discussing the top 10 pony/muscle car bargains with appreciation potential. Well, we weren’t surprised when Mustang’s stablemate, the Mercury Cougar, made the list. Frankly, we like Cougars but don’t often see them set up the way we like out pony cars– V8 with a manual floor shift. Bam! This one popped into our inbox. Read More
Yes, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. A Mercury Comet that is cool enough for Mint. We would love to spend the $11,000 to be able to drive this one to Caffeine & Carburetors in New Canaan, Connecticut. Read More
The styling of the Mercury Eight, when it was released in 1949, was successful in differentiating Mercury from its comparable Ford cousin. That spelled sales success. Sales figures for Mercury broke records in 1949. The Mercury Eight used full instrumentation. The 4-door station wagon was replaced with a 2-door model. Read More
The first post war Mercury design was introduced in the 1949 model year. The engine was a Flathead V-8 and a new overdrive system was optional. The styling of the Mercury Eight was successful in both ending the monotony of boring pre-war style, and differentiating Mercury from its comparable Ford cousin. Sales figures for both Ford and Mercury broke records in 1949.