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1948 Mercury Eight Club Coupe

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1948 Mercury Eight Club Coupe

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1948 Mercury Eight Club Coupe

Highest Bid: $11,600 (USD) by: OldTimerJack

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Chassis/VIN:

7401900

Location:

Buckeye, Arizona

Odometer:

23,500 (Mi)

Lot Number:

7033178

Engine:

239ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Highest Bid: $11,600 (USD) by: OldTimerJack

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

7401900

Location:

Buckeye, Arizona

Odometer:

23,500 (Mi)

Lot Number:

7033178

Engine:

239ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

Your bid is a contract between you and the listing creator. If you have the highest bid you will enter into a legally binding purchase contract.

Vehicle Story

This 1948 Mercury Eight is a partially restored second-generation coupe that features extensive brightwork, wide whitewall tires, a modern audio system, and a carpeted trunk. It runs a 239ci flathead V8 upgraded with an aluminum radiator and an eight-volt battery, and the drivetrain consists of a 3-speed manual transmission. Originally manufactured in Dearborn, Michigan, this Mercury Eight has been owned for a short time by the seller who indicates that it is running and driving well at this time. Finished in a light gray professional repaint over a dark gray cloth interior, it is now offered with a clear Arizona title in the seller’s name.

This Mercury Eight is painted light gray and has an accessory sun visor shading the split windshield. Brightwork exhibiting a deep reflective quality lines the exterior, starting with chrome front and rear bumpers with guards, fender-mounted dual stainless-steel moldings, Mercury Eight badges, mirrors, and more. The cabin is equipped with wing windows, and there are fender-mounted guards on the leading edges at the rear.

Factory 15” steel wheels with hubcaps and beauty rings are wrapped in wide-whitewall tires of unknown age. Braking is handled by a hydraulic system using four-wheel drums and the suspension consists of transverse leaf springs.

The dual-bench interior is fitted with reupholstered materials throughout, consisting of dark gray cloth textures with lap belts, and matching door panels and carpeting. The two-tone metal dash is accented in chrome for trim for the instruments, with a symmetrical layout and Mercury badging at the passenger side. There is an older radio installed in the instrument panel and an additional modern Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit inside the glove compartment. Additional amenities include a deluxe heater and a carpeted trunk which houses a full-size spare with a matching Firestone tire and hubcap.

A 110-mph speedometer sits behind the two-spoke steering wheel with gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, voltage, and coolant temperature to its left. An analog clock mirrors the speedometer on the passenger side of the dash near a lockable glove compartment. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows 23,000 miles, but true mileage is unknown.

The 239ci flathead V8 has been upgraded with an aluminum radiator and the battery is an eight-volt unit for optimal starting power. This engine was initially specifically designed for Mercury and was rated at 100 horsepower at 3,800 rpm with 180 pound-feet of torque peaking at 2,000 when new. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a 3-speed column-shift transmission.

The seller notes that the gauge cluster photo above was taken while the engine was running to show that the gauges are working.

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Comments & Questions

May 17, 2021
11:04 AM
Seller

@Rambo – Can I drive it home to Santa Clarita , ca It’s about a 7 hr drive????? ...

Thanks for your interest. The car cruises nicely at 50mph so it would take longer than 7 hrs. The guy I bought the car from was going to drive it her from the east coast. Ross

May 17, 2021
10:26 AM

Can I drive it home to Santa Clarita , ca It’s about a 7 hr drive?????

May 16, 2021
10:02 AM
Seller

@SpeedingBULLITT – Hello..As I am in Arizona too, it seems I could avoid shipping charges....are you in the Phoenix area? Have you taken pics of the undercarriage, or would it be possible to just come and see it? Thanks, Al ...

Thanks for your reply. I am West of Phoenix in Buckeye just off I-10. I will be home all day if you wish to see the vehicle. My wife and I are unable to get down to take pictures of the undercarriage. The driver that delivered the car said it looked pretty clean underneath.

May 16, 2021
09:29 AM

Hello..As I am in Arizona too, it seems I could avoid shipping charges....are you in the Phoenix area? Have you taken pics of the undercarriage, or would it be possible to just come and see it? Thanks, Al

May 15, 2021
01:51 PM
Seller

@Dudley – how do we make shipping arrangements? ...

AutoHunter has access to car haulers throught the country and can give you referrals. Several come thru the Phoenix area weekly.

May 15, 2021
05:31 AM
Bidder

how do we make shipping arrangements?

May 13, 2021
05:55 PM
Seller

@RossDavis – I have someone coming by in the late morning to check the gauges, radios and windshield wipers. I think all the gauges work. Horn works. Clock does not work. I have the original radiator in a box. Get back with you tomrrow. ...

All gauges work, wipers work but are slow (vacuum), The dash radio is not working may be antenna. Kenwood working with new style antenna. I use regular gas with lead additive. We know of no flas, engine runs good, car drives and rides good. Thank you for your interest . Ross

May 13, 2021
05:48 PM
Seller

@RossDavis – I believe this vehicle is from Texas. I did not buy it from that owner. Soryr to be late to answer at Dr visits most of the day. I have someone coming by to check the gagues, wipers and radios. Don't believe the clock is working. Horn works! Have original rdiator in box. Will try to get pictures of undercarriage tomorrow. Do no have manuals. Car is in good condition, runs good. What can you tell me about the car? I have only owned it for three weeks. ...

The gauges all work. The wipers work but are weak (vacuum). The driver that delivered the car said it looks clean underneath. I am unable to get photos. No Nanuals or receipts. Have instructions for the Kenwood. Emergency flasher, turn signals, dash lights, head light s, parking lights, horn all work. If you have more questions please reply. Ross

May 12, 2021
06:14 PM
Seller

@raycura – Hi, Do all gauges, clock, radio, wipers, etc. work? What repairs or flaws does the car have, and what kind of gas the car require to run well? Thank you, Ray ...

I have someone coming by in the late morning to check the gauges, radios and windshield wipers. I think all the gauges work. Horn works. Clock does not work. I have the original radiator in a box. Get back with you tomrrow.

May 12, 2021
06:11 PM
Seller

@Onlyronz8 – Hi Ross, This has to be the Mercury that was for sale in Texas for some time to which I tried to buy way back then but never got replies from vendor so can you tell me please do all the gauges work? Do you have any receipts for restoration work or any manuals that go with the car and has there been any repair work done on the underside of vehicle also would be great to see some photos of underside of Merc if possible. Many thanks. ...

I believe this vehicle is from Texas. I did not buy it from that owner. Soryr to be late to answer at Dr visits most of the day. I have someone coming by to check the gagues, wipers and radios. Don't believe the clock is working. Horn works! Have original rdiator in box. Will try to get pictures of undercarriage tomorrow. Do no have manuals. Car is in good condition, runs good. What can you tell me about the car? I have only owned it for three weeks.

May 12, 2021
11:22 AM
Bidder

Hi Ross, This has to be the Mercury that was for sale in Texas for some time to which I tried to buy way back then but never got replies from vendor so can you tell me please do all the gauges work? Do you have any receipts for restoration work or any manuals that go with the car and has there been any repair work done on the underside of vehicle also would be great to see some photos of underside of Merc if possible. Many thanks.

May 12, 2021
08:40 AM

Hi, Do all gauges, clock, radio, wipers, etc. work? What repairs or flaws does the car have, and what kind of gas the car require to run well? Thank you, Ray

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