West Coast Classics are proud to present this absolutely exceptional and stunning example of this virtually all stock and completely rust and accident free and very rare 1940 Mercury 09A 2 Door Convertible Coupe with it's reliable and virtually bullet-proof 239 L head V8 engine (a slightly larger version of Ford's 'V8/85' having the same stroke but larger bore with brake horsepower of 100 in '41) with a manual synchromesh 3 speed transmission and mildly customized with performance upgrades resulting in the ultimate 50s style cruiser. Solid original car that was fully restored a few years ago!
Mercury quickly gained a reputation for performance appropriate to it's name (after the winged messenger God in Greek mythology) with well tuned models being quicker than the V8 Fords and capable of up to 100mph. Mercury bowed on a 116 inch wheelbase, four inches longer than the Ford's and sufficient to give its similar styling a more impressive and striking look. A dashboard with strip type instruments also like Ford's but with Mercury's innovative column mounted gearshift. Models expanded in '41, except for the sedan convertible which was dropped, and were restyled with a 2" longer wheelbase with higher fenders, a divider bar grille and fender top parking lights.
Gorgeous show quality paint and body in 'Surf Blue'. Very straight panels with excellent body gaps throughout. Paint is fully sanded and buffed for a mirror finish. All chrome and stainless was restored at time of restoration. Fender skirts are removable if you prefer that look.
Interior shows great in 'Oxblood Red' with a Tan canvas power top. A custom Banjo steering wheel was added and gives more seating room. Power top works great and top is in good condition with no holes but shows some age. Top has a black canvas boot that looks great installed.
The flathead V8 has been upgraded with fully polished Offenhauser heads and dual Stromburg intake, MSD electronic ignition, and Reds Headers with full dual exhaust. The 3 speed transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the Hydraulic brakes stop the car well. Rolls on Radial wide whitewall tires. car has a slightly lowered stance for the 50s traditional custom look. The complete wiring harness was replaced with a new factory correct cloth bound harness. All of the gauges work well.
Recently acquired from a prominent collection, this particular car has been absolutely beautifully frame off restored with no expense spared and with extraordinary attention to detail and which is finished in a striking 'Surf Blue' color with a striking 'Oxblood Red' leather interior and a new convertible power soft top. The car looks absolutely beautiful and has been professionally restored throughout with the whole car in quite exceptional condition throughout! The original spare wheel is in its rightful storage place in the trunk. The Flathead 239 95HP V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives magnificently - must be driven to be believed - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! This is a rare opportunity to own a fabulous and peerless and most likely incomparable example of this 1940 Mercury 2 Door Convertible Coupe in simply superb condition throughout! This is one very rare and highly desirable and collectible unabused example of one of America's Pre-War classics and these high quality luxury cars were built to be able to complete long distances both quickly and in the utmost of luxury for it's day! We doubt that few finer examples exist anywhere.
This is one very desirable car for any classic American car collector or obviously any Pre-War classic car enthusiast to add to his collection and a sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American car collector!