1939 Mercury 8 Town Sedan

Summary

This car is Mercury serial number one. Ford Motor Company introduced its Mercury line for 1939. The medium-priced car fit neatly between the basic Ford and the upscale Lincoln. The Mercury 8 featured a slightly larger body than the contemporary 1939 Ford, with a finer interior and a more powerful V-8 engine too. Ford discontinued the Mercury brand in 2011.

This car is Mercury serial number one. Ford Motor Company introduced its Mercury line for 1939. The medium-priced car fit neatly between the basic Ford and the upscale Lincoln. The Mercury 8 featured a slightly larger body than the contemporary 1939 Ford, with a finer interior and a more powerful V-8 engine too. Ford discontinued the Mercury brand in 2011.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1939

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

45.36.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)
Chromium

Color

Green
Red

Dimensions

Height: 67.5 in

Width: 64 in

Length: 196 in

Diameter: 18.25 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Wheelbase: 116 in

Inscriptions

Both sides of hood near front: MERCURY 8 In red in front of radiator: 8 Luggage compartment in rear marked above handle: MERCURY In red letters on hubs: MERCURY 8

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