Feature Rides of the Month


Sometimes in reviewing the events of one’s day requires adding a little more to the story.

Thus about a month ago out at the Kool Guys Breakfast Car Club get together not one but two world class vintage Mercury automobiles show up at breakfast time. Now it’s not every day one gets to see just one of these classics but for two of them to come rolling in. I just had to feature two cars in this Featured Rides of the Month story for October 2016.


First a 1950 Mercury Coupe, sporting a 383ci. Stroker Chevy for power / 350-3 on the floor tranny and a 9” Dutchman Ford Rear-End. ‘74 Camaro front clip with disc brakes keeps her on the highway. She fancies a Corvette Grill and sports a delicious deep purple paint with world class Mitch Kim laying down the straight as an arrow pin-stripping. Chromed out Americans enhance the stance to perfection on all four corners and the interior features Cadillac all leather bucket seats with built in heaters. The lucky owner of this award winning ’50 Merc is Bob Bresee and yes he attended the auto class at Benson Tech High back in the fifty’s. He also spent a hitch in the US Navy Submarine Service during Vietnam. He makes his home in the Clackamas area of Portland and he is an active member in good standing with the Kool Guy’s Breakfast Group at the Carver Hanger out in Carver.


Second, a 1951 Mercury Custom Coupe. She’s powered with a 355 ci Chevy producing over 5oo hp /700r tranny and 9” Ford rear-end. She features an Art Morrison Chassis and carries that candy red paint job with class. The top is chopped 4 ½” and she sports a full set of skirts on the back with w/white walls over full custom flaired chromed wheel covers, plus a set of three capped off chromed laker-plug pipes running along each perimeter. Add a custom one off front bumper, a set of baby tear drop spots plus a silky smooth shaved hood and rear deck including frenched-in tail-lights. The interior is a million dollar look complete with center console coming off from the dash, all in light banana leather stitched to perfection. This is one fine million-dollar custom deluxe world class built 1951 Mercury Coupe. This fantastic car is included in Mark Hettervig collection of customs here in the Portland, Oregon area. She wins awards when-ever and where-ever she is shown. We at R&R NW Publication would like to thank Bob and Mark for sharing both of their fantastic vintage ’50 and ’51 Mercury orphaned classic rides with our thousands of readers all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


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