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Armament & Ordnance            Missiles On Display at Estrella Warbirds Museum


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Aircraft at the museum can be privately owned and on display, on loan from military organizations or belong to Estrella Warbirds Museum


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Welcome to the Woodland Family Automobile Display!


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Note: In order to keep the displays looking fresh, some of the listed vehicles may be temporarily cycled out for maintenance, on loan, or to make room for other vehicles.

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In order to keep the displays looking fresh, some of the listed vehicles may be temporarily cycled out for maintenance, on loan, or to make room for other vehicles.

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1948 Mercury

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Mercury 1948
1948 Ford Mercury
Sedan Coupe

Vehicle Type:

Sedan Coupe

Year Built:

1948

Built By:

Ford - Mercury

Suspension:

Cross Spring Front and Rear

Engine:

Mercury "Flat Head", 296 cubic inch, Offenhauser aluminum headers, 3x2 barrel Stromberg carburetors

History:

Edsel Ford created the Mercury in 1939 to bridge the gap between Ford and Lincoln. It was to become the poor man's Lincoln and was produced in four body styles, station wagon, convertible, town sedan an sedan coupe. With World War II stopping new car production in the early to mid 1940's there is little change other than minor refinements between the 1939 and 1948 versions. (1948 was the first major design change.)

Equipped with the factory "Flat Head", which at 239 cubic inch, produced 100 h.p., the Mercury could carry its' passengers in comfort wile obtaining up to 20 mpg

This particular Mercury "Sedan Coupe" was restored to what many hot rodder's would consider a 1950's type "hot rod", or "street rod", by local resident Kenny Van Blargen. Kenny kept the "Flat Head engine and hopped it up, bored and stroked to 3/8 x 3/8 configuration, rather than replacing it with an overhead valve engine which was more popular from the 1960's forward.

Owner:

Woodland Family Collection

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