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Telephone: 253-272-2336

Email: info@lemaymarymount.org

Address: 325 152nd St E., Tacoma, WA 98445

Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday:  9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

Last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm.

Monday: CLOSED

Highlights

- Conceived by Edsel Ford, 1939 was Mercury’s first year; Available as a 2- and 4-door sedan, coupe, and convertible.

- Priced to fill the gap between between Ford and Lincoln Zephyr.

- 75,000 produced; Price new: $1,018

 

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Description

At least seven early American car makers used the name Mercury before Ford introduced the Mercury line in its offerings for 1939. Some auto historians claim it took a number of years before Edsel Ford could convince his father Henry that the market niche between Ford cars and Lincolns should be exploited. Sharing the flathead V-8 with Fords in the beginning, the Mercury was seen as an upscale Ford for several years until Ford Motor Company reorganization produced the Lincoln-Mercury Division to change this perception.

1939 Mercury Eight

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Year: 1939

Make: Mercury

Mode: Eight

Style: 2-Door Convertible

Serial No: 9774299

Color: Blue

Engine Size: 239 cid

Engine Cylinders: V-8

Engine BHP: 95 BHP

Transmission: Manual 3-Speed