Mercury Sedan Review

1952 Mercury Sedan 256 flathead V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1952
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 256 flathead V8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance65500 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron


A great car to cruise in the Summer


Just general TLC.

Needs a radiator repair.

Carb cleaning/adjustment.

Needed brake work.

Seats are worn.

Interior needs work.

Clock doesn't work (laugh).

General Comments:

Great project car. I love the three speed overdrive transmission. If you have never driven this transmission you are missing out.

It's a big car and handles like one two, have to take corners slow.

Excellent freeway car, just purrs along at 70 MPH or higher.

Can pass just about anything on the road, breaks MPH mph easily.

Reliable and runs great, can't beat a flat-head.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2002

24th Dec 2004, 13:50

Which junkyard do you suppose this car is in by now?

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review