AWESOME CHOPPED LINCOLN, 350CI WITH B&M BLOWER, GREAT CRUISER
There's no shortage of chopped 1950 Mercury coupes out there, but if you'd like something a little different, perhaps this 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan will light your fires. Modified with all the traditional tweaks, it's a shaved, chopped, smoothed, and flamed custom that will have folks doing a double-take when they realize that this isn't the usual Mercury lead sled, but something altogether more impressive.
The family resemblance is easy to see, even when the body has been as extensively modified as this one has. A chopped roof line gives it that unmistakable look of a great '50s lead sled and the substantial Lincoln bodywork makes it seem like all the Mercurys are not quite done growing. It's beautifully done and the rounded Cosmopolitan bodywork is a natural for the chopping process. Other body mods include a louvered hood, shaved side trim, and a continental kit out back, not to mention the beautifully done flames, which have a pearl effect that seems to glow against the black base color. Those round headlights are factory-issue and combined with the custom grille, they give this big sled a unique look that's still instantly identifiable as Lincoln. Chrome is, as you'd expect, excellent and the overall fit and finish on the car is extremely impressive.
The white pleated interior is another traditional look that suits the big Lincoln's new role perfectly. The seats show very little use and the wide bench up front is perfect for cruising and the back seat is big enough to bring all your friends with you. Custom door panels match the seats, while black carpets and the stock dash keep it from being too bright inside. The banjo-style steering wheel looks right and frames the original instrument panel which features some of the coolest fonts we've ever seen-and they're stock! The original radio is still in the dash, but since AM isn't all that entertaining anymore, there's an Alpine AM/FM/cassette stereo underneath, along with a CB unit for fun. That signature on the dash that you're wondering about is from Commander Cody, you know, that guy who sang "Hot Rod Lincoln," and this car certainly qualifies. Even the trunk is neatly finished with more pleated white vinyl and black carpets, so you know they didn't cut any corners.
This big sled is no slouch, thanks to the supercharged 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 under the hood. The polished B&M blower sits on top of the small block like a '50s dragster, and looks especially period-correct with the scoop-style air cleaner. A new chrome alternator and Optima battery ensure that there's always plenty of power and it stays cool with a beefy radiator up front. The front clip is from a second-generation Camaro and includes power steering and disc brakes, while the transmission is a stout TH350 3-speed automatic. The same Camaro seems to have donated its 10-bolt rear end, and the suspension has been lowered to give it that "in the weeds" look that lead sleds demand. 14-inch chrome wire wheels (not just hubcaps) wear new 215/70/14 BFGoodrich wide whitewall radials for the perfect '50s touch.
Beautifully built and highly traditional, this dare-to-be-different lead sled delivers all the familiar styling cues with a big Lincoln attitude that will put all the Mercurys back on the trailer. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
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