Mathew Fox’s coveted 1950 Mercury is headed to Barrett-Jackson for auction in January 2014. Scott Bonowski and the folks over at Hot Rods & Hobbies crew put a lot of time and effort into this ride to make it look like what it does today. The body was chopped and slapped on top of an Art Morrison Chassis with power disc brakes and more.
“Every part of the car was built with art in mind; the interior is one complete form of art, all bull hide with a custom dash and a one-off shifter with a custom hand-carved shift knob," said Hot Rods & Hobbies Founder Scott Bonowski. The engine bay is unique, and then of course the exterior is a statement in itself with all the brushed nickel items throughout. It’s a well thought out package and very fun to drive, yet it’s a full-tilt show car.
At first glance you see some elegant body lines that help the car establish its look. The engine is a 502ci Chevy big-block that puts out around 500hp at the wheels with custom DAH Works headers and Billet Specialties serpentine pulley system. An impressive amount of work was done to the interior by Ed Brescia at Fast Ed’s Interiors. We’re talking about top-shelf bullhide wrapped around the seats that were taken out of a Toyota Solara. The dash glides along the front and gives the car a real rustic look. Everything inside is somewhat modern to today’s standards including an iPod connection, air conditioning, and Hertz amp and speakers.
Over at the 2009 Pamona Grand National Roadster Show, this baby took him First in Class, Overall Outstanding Custom, and the Triple Gun Award of Excellence.
Don’t take our word for it though, because we had the opportunity to run this rod in our October 2010 issue of Street Rodder Magazine. We have the full feature right HERE. We’re looking forward to seeing how much this car can sell for at Barrett-Jackson and we think you guys will like this car as much as we do.