Monday, February 13, 2012

1947 Mercury Eight

With a demand much higher than offer, Mercury never produce enough cars... and doesn't feel any need to alter its present design, apart from minor details.

Mercury's 1947 range includes a single line: Mercury Eight.

Mercury Eight
The 1947 Mercurys are virtually unchanged from 1946. Main differences are the new, more elaborate bumper; the frame around the grille, that is chromed instead of painted; and the “Mercury” and “Eight” scripts on the grille, which are on black background now, versus a red one last year. Selling poorly, the Sportsman convertible is no longer part of the range, though the equivalent Ford model is still in production.
Introduction: Late 1940. Construction: body on separate chassis. Engine: water-cooled V-8, 3.9-litre, 100 hp, mounted at the front. Transmission: to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual gearbox. Suspension: rigid axles at the front and the rear. Brakes: hydraulic, to drums on all four wheels. Length: 513 cm. Top speed: n/a. Range: two-door business coupe, two-door sedan-coupe, two-door sedan, four-door town sedan, two-door club convertible, four-door station wagon.

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