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Engine
V-8
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
I67672

Description

95+ HP, 239 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 99A1676225 California assigned VIN: I67672 One of Edsel Ford's dreams was to have a complete set of “stepping stones” for customers who wanted to move up the ladder from a basic Ford to the luxurious Lincolns. In 1936 he had launched a lower priced Lincoln called Zephyr which helped fill part of the gap and in 1939, under ...

95+ HP, 239 cid, L-Head V-8 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 99A1676225 California assigned VIN: I67672 One of Edsel Ford's dreams was to have a complete set of “stepping stones” for customers who wanted to move up the ladder from a basic Ford to the luxurious Lincolns. In 1936 he had launched a lower priced Lincoln called Zephyr which helped fill part of the gap and in 1939, under his direction Ford Motor Company placed the Mercury on sale. While its styling closely resembled that of Ford's passenger cars, absolutely nothing body wise was shared. For its second year a limited number of convertible sedans were produced. Rumor was that these had been ordered for installation on the Lincoln Zephyr, and after that program was scrapped, the bodies were offered to Mercury as a prestige model. Just 979 would be produced making it by far the rarest model in that year's offering. This outstanding example is finished in a deep rich Burgundy on the exterior, with dark Saddle brown seat covers and door panels while the dashboard plus garnish molding is done in a light bluish-gray color scheme. Extras include vintage fog lights and a rare front bumper guard, bumper tips, and wide whitewall tires accented by bright trim rings and hubcaps. The big news on this rare car is what is under the hood. Vintage speed equipment had been applied to the original flathead V-8 including Weiand heads and intake manifold which is teamed up with a trio of Stromberg 97 carburetors. The electrical system has been up-graded to 12-volts for easier starting and stronger light for evening drives. A rather interesting car to be sure, can you really remember one of these was offered at auction.

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