1948 Ford M-68 Mercury Pickup Truck

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This one is a rare Mercury truck that was made by Ford of Canada!! Finding one in the United States is challenging enough and locating one in solidly good, drive-able condition with a known ownership history is truly a rare experience.
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Mercury pickup-trucks, known officially as the Mercury M-series, dated to 1946 when Ford of Canada split its Ford and Lincoln Mercury divisions into separate sales groups.

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Mercury trucks, sold through 1968, were generally known for having more brightwork, especially around the grille, to distinguish them from their Ford-badged counterparts.

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Truck has a 239-cu.in. engine! Ford flathead V8 was deemed adequate for this truck’s use. Ford rated the 239 at an even 100 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque in its trucks in 1948.
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The interior of truck is completed in a tan-scheme, with thick vinyl-seat facings and door panels made from a form of fiberboard steel; kick panels are fiberboard. The floorboards are covered in a rubber mat, as this Mercury would have been from the factory.
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The previous owner had it repainted in its correct red & black paint scheme about 15 years ago to show it in a parade, which he did shortly before he passed away.
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Source: Barnfinds
 
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