1940 Mercury Eight, Beautiful Four-Door convertible. Only a two-year production run. Rare vehicle. The first-generation Mercury Eight was introduced for the 1939 model year. The Eight was the first Mercury model available, to fill the market space between Ford and Lincoln as a mid-range offering. Newer white convertible top looks excellent, very nice contrast with the black paint. Was Powered by a 3.9L V8 engine. Now a Chevy Small Block V8 Engine. Very nice under the hood. Chrome valve covers, chrome air cleaner, Chrome oil filler breather cap. Cast iron exhaust manifolds. Exterior- beautifully applied Mercury black, black the most unforgiving color to paint a car, any tiny flaw will show through. Professionally applied base coat / Clear coat. Humpback style truck carried over from the sedan model. Great lines, body fit and gaps. The bumpers, all the chrome, all the trim is in very good condition or new. Teardrop headlight bezels. Large chrome grill comes to a point at the very front of the car and runs horizontal venting down the side of the front of the car. Large, beautiful chrome front bumper. Large horn order me that runs down the front of the car and merges with the grille. Amazing design work on this vehicle. Flush with the body horizontal rectangular tail lights with chrome bezels. Large curved rear bumper with chrome bumper guards. Interior - Red leather bench seat in excellent condition. Door panels, carpeting, arm rash handles and knobs, all in good condition. Steel upper dash in gray, either original that was removed and expertly painted, or it’s a replacement – all original gauges with extremely nice chrome bezels. Original factory steering wheel. Column shift. Original Clock mounted dead center in the dash. Correct steel wheels painted to match the car. Ribbed ring wrapped Babymoon cab with the script mercury and outer beauty ring. Almost full wet tire white walls.