Can you help me to identify this car please

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  1. Readie

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    I spotted this car recently but, I don't know what it is, make, year etc.
    Can you guys help please?
    Ta
    John
     
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    Looks like a 1950 Mercury to me.
     
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    Lincoln '51 I think....with a, or parts of a '53 DeSoto grill...
     
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    1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 2-Door Sedan....

    Lincoln was based on, or very similar to Mercury '50 to '54....
     
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    1950 Mercury.
    What motor / transmission would it have had originally?
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    '51 Lincoln Coupe without the stainless trim, including around the grill opening and a little custom work on the OEM grill turn signals. The recessed headlights are factory recessed, not "frenched" like some hotrods. And there's been some "smoothing" on the hood.
     
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    A fattened up Mercury you could say....
     
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    What motor would it have had? A V8 or straight 8 /6 cylinder with a auto or manual?
    Good looking car.
    Cheers
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    #10 Lucky13, Aug 31, 2013
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    337 cu. in. 2 bbl flathead V8 with a 3 speed manual or a 4 speed Hydra-Matic automatic....
     
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    Yep, a 152 horsepower flathead was standard in both the Lido and Capri (152 horse in 1950)

    Funny that Ford offered a GM transmission in thier luxury line :lol:

    And while the Lincoln did have the same chassis and overall tin as the Merc, it was different as far as fenders and trim
     
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    Thanks for the info Chaps
     
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    Quite alright old boy....
    Time for a cup Joe....black! (oh shut it you PC....censored) :lol:
     
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    That, my boy, is well known as a Lead Sled!
    And that body will fit snuggely on a Buick Skylark, I believe, frame with very little modification!
     
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    Can't beat a good lead sled....

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    Then again, a perfect replica of something like this, wouldn't be all bad either.... 8)
    Recognize Smokey Yunick on the hood of the Pontiac?

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