Wednesday, June 2, 2010

1950 Mercury brochure cover, from the Old Car Manual Project

After 71 years of production, the Mercury auto brand is ceasing production. Granted, they probably haven't made a decent vehicle in the last thirty years, but it still marks the end of a vehicle that is nothing if not a long-standing, steel-bodied staple of the hot rod and kustom car world.

For an entire run-down on the history of the beloved Ford marque, check out the ol' Mercury Wikipedia entry.

Mercury Monterrey hood ornament, by CosmicShip

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