Offered for Sale by the California Automobile Museum
This 1947 Mercury Eight Sedan is for sale at the California Automobile Museum. This vehicle is a running project but will need work before being road worthy.
The 1947 Mercury Eight appears to be all original on the exterior of the vehicle. The hood and roof of the vehicle has some surface rust but does appear to be solid. The front left fender has a dent in it and also has some rust in the lower rear corner near the door. The left rear fender also has some dents in it as well. The right front fender is pretty straight but does have some rust in the lower rear corner near the door. The right rear fender also has some dents as well. The doors appear to be very solid and they close solidly as well. The inside lower door frame areas have some rust holes in them. The trim pieces for the fenders are missing. There is some extra window trim in the trunk. The rear tail light housings are in the trunk but the lenses are missing. The bumpers are straight and have a good shine to them. The grill is complete and in pretty good condition.
The vinyl covered seats are in good shape and do not have any rips or tears in them. The door panels are also complete and in pretty good condition. The carpet is complete and does not have any real wear in it. The headliner has been removed and the bows are in the trunk along with material that looks to be for the headliner. The dash is complete and the knobs and gauges are in their places.
The flathead in the Mercury does start and run however one of the water pumps is frozen so we did not want to run it very long. The transmission does shift through gears and the clutch feels good. An alternator has been added but it does not appear that anything was done with the rest of the wiring to convert the gauges to 12 volt. None of the gauges move when the ignition is turned on or when the vehicle is started. The headlights also do not work when the switch is turned on. The front brakes have been converted to disk brakes.
This vehicle has come from an estate and we are unaware of its history. Before we knew about the frozen water pump we had started and loaded the vehicle on a trailer and was able to drive the vehicle into the museum.
If you have any questions about this vehicle please feel free to give me a call or send me a message. SOLD