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1950 Mercury “Woody”
2-Door Station Wagon

History Overview:

Mercury was fully re-styled in 1949 with smooth, curving lines that made it appear much longer than before—even though its 118-inch wheelbase was the same before.  In fact it shared its body shell with smaller 1949 Lincoln.  Mercury also benefited a heftier engine: the L-head had been stroked 0.25 inch for a displacement of 255.5 inches and delivered 110 hp @ 3600 rpm.  The station wagon continued to offer real wood for its siding.  Ford Motor Company at that time owned a wood processing plant in Iron Mountain, Michigan.  At its beginning it provided wood flooring for the Model T and later produced wood for Ford and Mercury station wagons.  The pant also produced charcoal as a by-product of its wood production.  This plant was later sold and continued to produce charcoal at this location.  Interestingly, a cousin by marriage and a collaborator with Henry Ford in the wood processing plant was named E.G. Kingsford.  “Kingsford” charcoal still grille our burgers, ribs, stakes, and chicken today.

Total 1950 Mercury Car Production:  293,658
Total 1950 Station Wagon Production:  1,746

MSRP: $2,561.00

Stock Number C 191

1950 Mercury “Woody”
2-Door Station Wagon

VIN Number:                      50LA43119M
Exterior Color:  Dark Green
Interior Trim:  Beige Vinyl
Engine:                                  255 CID Mercury Flathead V-8
110 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: 3.19 X 4.00”

Transmission:  3-Speed Column Shift

Equipment:

  • AM Push Button Radio
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Wide Whitewall Tires
  • Hub Caps & Wheel Covers & Trim Rings

Wheelbase:  118.0-inches
Weight:  3,755 LBS

Stock Number: C 191

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