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The first 1939 Mercurys rolled off the assembly line in October 1938.  The American Ford dealers could be satisfied.  The beautiful, modern cars were designed by Bob Gregorie.  They were also technically up to date.  The cars had finally been provided with hydraulic instead of mechanical brakes.  Chevrolet had already switched to this type of brakes three years earlier, and Plymouth had made the change some eleven years earlier.  The new Mercury's wheel base was 10 cm longer than the Ford's.  This way, the model offered passengers considerably more space.  The new make became a hit.  In the first year, Ford was already able to sell about 70,835 cars and in 1940 the company even sold over 86,000.  However, not much had been altered in this last model.  The car's doors now had ventilation windows and the model was called the Mercury Eight instead of the Ford Mercury.

In 1941, the Mercury's body was completely renewed which was some-what higher and wider than that of its predecessors.  When a station wagon and a coupe were added to the range, sales rose to 98,412 cars.  On 2 February 1942, the US government confiscated all passenger cars in stock.  A week later, the production of passenger cars were prohibited in the United States.

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Models produced by Mercury

Capri

1966-1966

Colony Park

Colony Park

1964-0

Comet

Comet

1960-1960

Comet

Comet

1971-1971

Comet Caliente

1964-1965

Comet Cyclone

1964-1965

Commet S-22

Commet S-22

1961-1963

Cougar

Cougar

1967-1967

Cougar

Cougar

1969-1970

Cougar

Cougar

1971-1973

Cougar XR-7

1984-1988

Custom

Custom

1952-1952

Custom Coupe

Custom Coupe

1952-0

Cyclone

1966-1967

Cyclone

Cyclone

1968-1969

Cyclone

Cyclone

1970-1971

Cyclone GT

Cyclone GT

196-0

Marauder

Marauder

1969-1970

Meteor S-33

Meteor S-33

1962-1963

Monarch

Monarch

1977-0

Montclair

Montclair

1955-1956

Montego

Montego

1971-0

Monterey

Monterey

1950-1951

Monterey

Monterey

1952-1954

Monterey

Monterey

1955-1955

Monterey S-55

Monterey S-55

1967-1967

Park Lane

Park Lane

1958-1958

Parklane

Parklane

1966-0

S-55

1966-1966

S-55 and marauder

S-55 and marauder

1963-1964

Sportsman

1946-1946

Sun Valley

1954-1955

Turnpike Cruiser

Turnpike Cruiser

1957-1957

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