1949 Mercury Custom

1949 Mercury Custom

I purchased my 1949 Mercury about 2 years ago from Mike White of Climax Mi. who built the car in the 1990’s. I have made some minor changes adding wide whites, 1951 Mercury skirts, and Oldsmobile spinners, a ‘51 Crestline steering wheel, and miscellaneous 50s style items to it.

The car has a 1974 Nova front clip with disc brakes and power steering, 350 Small Block Chevrolet engine and GM 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission and a ’96 S10 rear axle assembly.

The color is a 1994 Buick burgundy. The body has been nosed, decked, shaved, and frenched. Any future work will be to keep the car a looking like a pre 1959 custom.

Tom Calvey
Kalamazoo, Michigan

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3 Responses to “1949 Mercury Custom”

  1. Howard Allgood

    Great looking car and a great job on refreshing it to today's standards while customizing and keeping the 50's style

  2. James F Williams

    There is a 49 Mercury in Victoria, B.C. exactly like this one...

  3. Tom Seigle

    Nothing like a hot rod 49 or 50 Mercury,they were the best.