Since you're talking Mercury - here is my guy's sweet ride!
Yes, it's a sweet ride.
The only Mercury I owned was a perfect rust free 1946 deluxe coupe completely disassembled with the body on a wooden dolly, the bare painted frame leaning against a garage wall, enough extra fenders, hoods, grilles, etc to build another. Out back was a complete 1947 Mercury running rolling chassis just waiting for me to put it all back together.
Age and life forced me to leave it behind when we left Florida. At least I can still dream and say I had me a Mercury!
It would have looked like this only red.