Jack and Carolyn Kiely's 1950 Mercury

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A photo of the Merc as it appeared in May of 2018. Photo courtesy of Rob Ida.
Photo courtesy of Rob Ida.
Power comes from a canned up Flathead with a McCulloch supercharger, and according to Rob, it sounds amazing and runs strong. The engine and supercharger were intended to appear as if it were a rare factory Mercury option. Photo courtesy of Rob Ida.

1950 Mercury Convertible owned by Jack and Carolyn Kiely of Rumson, New Jersey. Jack and Carolyn's Mercury was restyled by IDA Automotive, and in 2018 Rob Ida told Sondre Kvip of Kustomrama that the roof on the car was carefully restyled to have exactly the look they were after without compromise; "To add to the challenge was that the roof would also need to hydraulically fold down and fit into the car," Rob told Sondre. "From the inside, all bows and hardware were carefully fabricated too look and feel as if FoMoCo did it in 1950." The body is otherwise stock, slightly lowered suspension. Burgundy interior compliments the green paint. Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps and Firestone bias plies wide whitewall tires keep it looking right.[1]


Power comes from a canned up Flathead with a McCulloch supercharger, and according to Rob, it sounds amazing and runs strong. The engine and supercharger were intended to appear as if it were a rare factory Mercury option.[1]


Jack's Mercury will be making its first appearance at the 5th annual Customs by the Sea in June of 2018, with Jack and Gene Winfield sharing the wheel.[1]


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