The Mercury Eight was the first model of the Ford Motor Company''s Mercury marque and was produced from the 1939 through the 1951 model years. It was the only model offered by Mercury until the marque starting producing multiple series in the 1952 model year, at which point it was dropped as a model designation. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this beautiful, original style 1951 Mercury Coupe with a built powerhouse under the hood and upgraded with AC! It is becoming more and more difficult to find a Mercury Coupe in this original, uncut condition in the present day! Finished in black, the paint is in excellent condition, showing only very minor imperfections. The body is solid along the beautiful lines that make this Mercury coupe. The chrome is in excellent condition and still has an incredible shine. There are twin spotlights on either side of the coupe as well. It appears as if this Coupe has benefitted from a recent, very mild restoration that shows just as well as it did new in 1951! Inside, you will find that the interior is in excellent original shape! The previous owner states that the interior is, in fact, the original interior. The seats are wrapped in tan cloth and show no signs of wear or imperfection. The brown carpet compliments the seats and looks just as great! The dash appears to be the original dash, housing the original gauges. Aftermarket Oil Pressure & Temperature gauges have been added to the bottom of the dash to monitor the engine closely. There is also an AM radio & clock. Under the hood, you will see that this is not your everyday ''51 Mercury... the 255 cubic inch Flathead V8 has been tastefully modified and dressed up in chrome! The engine bay is clean and eye catching. The 255 has been bored .0060 over to a 274 cubic inch engine. Not a single thing was overlooked under the hood. The engine build includes Ertel 4 ring cast aluminum pistons, balanced Scat H-Beam rods, balanced crankshaft with a 4" stroke, 3/4 camshaft, Paul Samarin aluminum Big Boy cylinder heads, Vertex magneto, Look distributor, Edelbrock aluminum intake, 450 cfm Holley carburetor, ARC air cleaner, Power Master XS starter, Fenton cast headers, March serpentine belts, Vintage Air & Heat and finally, it has been converted to a 12 volt system. The headers can be dumped right behind the front wheels through KKOA dumps - which sound awesome. Attached to the V8 is a Three on the Tree manual transmission. The car sits elegantly upon a set of 15" wheels wrapped in P235/75R15 Goodyear white walls. This handsome coupe won''t last long with its good looks and sleeper performance! The VIN is 51DA53028M and the mileage currently shows 50,626. It is being sold on a clean and clear Missouri title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!