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 1949 Mercury Eight Coupe
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Posted - 02/08/2020 :  16:33:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steve Miller sang, "I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury, I'm crazy 'bout a Mercury
I'm gonna buy me a Mercury."

When I saw this substantial 1:18 scale Ertl James Dean 1949 Mercury Eight for sale at a thrift shop, it caught me by complete surprize as nothing major seemed wrong with it. On top was the thrifty price of only $5.98 . No-brainer. It was a little dusty and did have a crooked rear tail light and windshield wiper, and a short section of a rear tailpipe missing. Easy fixes. I detailed the green flathead engine, painted the transmission a flat black, adjusted the rear tail light and completed the most difficult job, making a windshield wiper.The essential exhaust extensions were made, too, out of aluminum tubing. She has some bruises to the paint but overall is a very nice addition to the 40s and 50s cars in the collection.

Thanks for looking...

Evan M


Posted - 02/09/2020 :  05:18:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, a nice find.
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Billy Collins


Posted - 02/10/2020 :  15:54:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great catch. Always liked the '49.
Have the 1:24 version.

Alan Jackson did the 'Country' version of that song.

Edited by - Billy Collins on 02/10/2020 15:57:04
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Posted - 02/15/2020 :  17:01:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have one of these paid a little more for mine lol nice find.
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