With the death of company founder Henry Ford in 1947 and the U.S. entering full post-war recovery mode, the decade spanning 1949 to 1959 brought lots of new models to the Ford lineup. Scion Henry Ford II was quick to capitalize and chart a new course for the future.

Bigger, more stylish automobiles began to roll off the assembly line. Many of these cars even looked fast, with ponton styling, sloping roofs and aerodynamic curves in all the right places. These attractive automobiles backed up their appearances with powerful V-8 motors. Offerings in the years that followed the introduction of the new Mercury Eight included such models as the Monterey, eventually available in two-door, four-door and convertible options, the Turnpike Cruiser and the Park Lane.

The public reception was enthusiastic, buoyed by the appearance of fast Mercurys in movies. Folks began creating lead sleds for hot rodding or simply for displaying at meets and shows.

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Whether you need to make a small repair to a dinged or dented late Ford or Mercury, or you're working on a total restoration, Mac's Auto Parts can help you do the job better. Our buyers scour the world to find the best body components and parts. We carry hundreds of body components that will look great and fit right.

We have everything here you need to give your vintage Ford or Mercury the good looks it deserves. Our body products range from basic hardware, such as shims, screws, nuts and bolts, to tilt hood kits, grilles and pumps and motors for convertible tops.

If you can't locate what you are looking for or have questions, just call us toll free or email us. Our product experts will be happy to offer sound advice.