Gorgeous ’51 Merc Lead Sled Making Its Way to Mecum Auction Block

In the custom world, there is nothing more classic than the lead sled design. From the smoothed steel body to the slammed frame, these beautiful cars are elegant, stylish and downright bad. That’s exactly what this 1951 Mercury brings to the table and for one lucky enthusiast, this gorgeous ride could be theirs as it heads to the Anaheim Mecum auction next week. And let us tell you, lucky can’t even begin to explain it!

This 1951 Merc is the product of hours of work and dedication by owner Jack Webb.

Although the car was created as a daily driver, it is show quality clean with a perfectly smoothed all-steel body that was channeled and dropped, frenched head and taillights, fender skirts and a chopped roof.

The sled also features lake side pipes and a Corvette inspired grille.

Mechanically, the Mercury is just as unique, featuring a 1983 Buick suspension upgraded with air ride suspension on all four corners, Cadillac disc brakes and a Chevy 350ci engine backed by a Turbo 350 transmission. This makes for quite the setup that’s not only potent on the street but reliable and comfortable to take long distances. Adding to the Mercury’s appeal is the custom stitched grey interior which compliments the Candy Purple exterior paint scheme sprayed by Dickie McMullen.

If you’re a fan of the classic lead sled design, this ‘51 Merc is a gorgeous example. Crossing the auction block at the Anaheim Convention Center Saturday November 17th at 3:30pm, this beautiful custom could be yours.

About the author

Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a freelance writer and lover of anything with a rumble. Hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles - she's owned and driven it all. When she's not busy writing about them, she's out in her garage wrenching away. Who doesn't love a tech-savy gal that knows her way around a garage?
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