SUPER RARE MERCURY M-47, QUALITY RESTO., 239 FLATHEAD V8, 3 SPD, GREAT DRIVER!!
When you pull up in this one, we bet everyone will say, "I didn't know Mercury made trucks!" Well they did, and this 1948 Mercury M-47 is your opportunity at a complete example of one of these rare pickups.
This one looks a whole lot like the legendary Ford F-1 that also debuted in 1948. That's because Mercury needed a pickup for Canadian dealers that did not have a Ford outlet near them. So a handful of Fords got the Mercury treatment. This includes the more intricate grille, unique badging, and extra trim on the front fender. And of course, it's just really cool to have a tailgate with the Mercury name stamped into the metal. Beyond these unique and correct styling cues, you have the components from the first-year Ford F-series pickup. So this is truly the best of both worlds where you have a cool classic that has the look and parts availability of an iconic Ford, and also you have an extra standout presence. In fact, this one was meant to be distinctive in all the best ways. The paint looks like dark chocolate candy; the real wood truck bed is quite distinguished; and the polished wheels add the right amount of Mercury flair.
The cab was built for long-lasting function. There's plenty of dashboard space, thanks to an uncluttered feeling. Muddy work boots are not a problem because the rubber floor mat means this cleanup is as simple as a garden hose. Despite this utilitarian feel, there have been a couple of nice upgrades, such as the exterior-matching dark brown paint and a newer vinyl bench for comfort. This Mercury reflects the Ford F-1's blue-collar roots, and so as you grab three-spoke wheel, you can feel the groves of all the workers who relied on similar pickups for decades. There is no radio, but it will hardly be missed because this pickup will make you want to whistle a worker's tune on every road trip.
The 239 cubic-inch flathead V8 was the larger of the two motors offered from the Ford lineup in '48, so this special Mercury gets the upgraded wallop of power. Plus, the three-speed manual transmission keeps you in control of it all. The modern tires are hardly noticed from the outside, but they are appreciated for their wider presence and superior control. In the end, the full experience of being behind the wheel feels like rolling history without any of the downside.
You've seen what the first-year Ford F-1s are going for these days, so it's impressive that you can get an even more distinctive and complete Mercury version for a comparable price. But that's only true if you act quickly on this unique pickup. Call today!!!
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Dark Brown
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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