1948 Mercury Sedan Coupe
This is a great old 48 Merc. The same couple has owned it since 1975. They had it partially restored 6 years ago and never drove it after that. They put in a new battery and sent it to us. We went over the car and basically the only problem was it needed a new fuel pump. The car is powered by a 239 Flat Head Ford and the transmission is the 3 speed manual on the column. The under sides of the doors are free of rust. Under the hood is the original flat head V-8. The heads are 59A-Bs. We researched the 48 Mercury and this should be the 239 cu in engine.
The original fuel pump was not working. Rather than trying to find an original replacement, the owner agreed it would be best that we just install an electric fuel pump back by the fuel tank. We did and the car starts and runs great now. All of the stainless on the car is original and shows it's age. There are scratches and little dents on many of the pieces. The body is in great condition. There doesn't appear to be any rust or repairs. It's a solid old car and runs great.
We would like to mention that the title of this car is a clean Texas title and we have copies of the original title that the owner had from 1975. We searched the number and it is in the correct sequence of serial numbers for this year and model. The tag that is riveted to the firewall is worn down and has no numbers, and we can't get to the area of the frame where the number is stamped.