1949 Mercury Customized Convertible

Date:
1949
Creator:
Barris Kustom Industries | Carson Top Shop | Ford Motor Company, Lincoln-Mercury Division

Long, low, and well rounded, stock 1949–51 Mercurys became the favorite cars of 1950s customizers. When lowered even more and smoothed out by filling body seams with lead, these Mercs were called "lead sleds." This car shows many early customizing techniques. It was updated in the 1960s with sparkly Metalflake paint and blue "scallops."

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
92.110.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.