1950 Mercury Lead Sled

Last updated on October 27, 2021

Today’s car is a 1950 Mercury Coupe lead sled call “Pearl Rose”. I saw this car at the Silver Spur Breakfast Meeting that meets the First Saturday of every month. Owned and built by Doyle Gammell, and completed in 1993. It is powered by a 350 cu. in. Chevy engine, GM TH350 3 speed automatic transmission, and a Ford 9″ rear end with 3.50:1 gears. The wheels were made by the late Boyd Coddington. 

The original MSRP was $2,150.00. The total number of 1950 Mercurys produced was 293,689 of which 151,489 were 2 door coupes. In 1950, and for the first time in Mercury history, Mercury 2-door coupes outsold the 4-door sedan 151,489 to 132,082.

I love Lead Sleds, This one has a ton of special features. The car features a top that has been chopped 4 1/2″ in front and 5 1/2″ in the rear. The grill is a combination of a 1953 and 1954 Desoto grills, frenched headlights, louvered hood, built in side exhaust, etched rear window and many more. Just keep looking at the photos.

This is just a great old school lead sled. Chevy powered gives it that old school look and feel. Great car for car shows and a favorite at cars and coffee gatherings. Thanks for traveling along