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Friday, September 08, 2017


Fred said...

Late 40s? My father had a bathtub 47 Chevy that looked a lot like that.

CyberKitten said...

The Mercury Eight is a full-size automobile that was the first model produced by Mercury and was produced from the 1939 through the 1951 model years. It was the only model offered by Mercury until the marque started producing multiple series in the 1952 model year, at which point it was dropped as a model designation.

The car makes notable appearances in a number of films: Rebel Without a Cause (1955), American Graffiti (1973), Badlands (1973), Grease (1978), A Christmas Story 2 (2012), and Cobra (1986). Cobra would use one of the first all-fiberglass copies.

A customized 1949 Mercury was also used to play the Batmobile in the Batman and Robin serial. The character Sheriff from Cars was a 1949 Mercury Police Cruiser. The car also appears in the video game Hitman: Absolution as the main character's, Agent 47, vehicle.

[But the one shown here is, indeed, probably from the mid-late 40's from the look of it. I just really liked the graphic design of the poster]

Mudpuddle said...

very elegant... you really could live in one of those if you had to, not like today's plastic bread boxes...