This Collage brings the History of Mercury Car to Life from 1939 - 1989
Mercury / Lincoln Division used to Corporately Commission items exclusively for Mercury / Lincoln Car Line
Brushed Aluminum Frame
27 " Long 12 " Wide
This Collage / Ink has been captured onto Parchment or Fabric which gives an artistic feel and an impression of quality that cannot be achieved by printing on paper alone.
(3) Signatures on bottom of Collage (not original signatures) Signatures in Script I can't read Left and Middle Signature !! Signature on Right is Edsel B. Ford
Writings & Quotes on Collage read as follows:
1939 Edsel B. Ford, the Father of Mercury and President of Ford Motor Company, introdued this all-new car at the New York World's Fair where visitors could drive a Mercury on the "Road of Tomorrow" elevated highway.
1940 America's romance with the Mercury grew with models like the Club Convertible, introducing an industry first with its column mounted gear shift.
1942 - 1945 "The War Years"... production was suspended and manufacturing expertise was directed toward the B - 24 liberator bombs, the M-4 Sherman tank and other equipment for the allied forces around the world
1946 The Sportsman convertible, "Woody", was from out of a past war steel shortage andlarge supply of wood from Northern Michigan (Iron Mountain) Only 205 were manufactured.
1949 The "Bathtub-Merc" became eht symbol for the 50's generation.
1952 Mercury - The Mobil Gas Economy Ruse" Winner
1954 The innovative Sun Valley with it's tinted, clear, plastic roof.
1957 Turnpike Cruise, the luxurious dream car with Seat-O-Matic, push button controls for the smooth Merc-O-Matic transmission, retractable rear window, and dual forward pointing radio antennae.
1960 Introduced in 1960, the Comet became an instant success. In 1964, a four Comet team took Daytona raceway by storm by setting over 100 new speed and endurance records running around the clock for 100,000 miles at an average speed of 105 mph.
1963 The forward facing "Breezeway" retractable rear window.
1967 The introduction of the all-new 1967 Cougar met with immediate success and was named "Car of the Year" by Motor Trend.
1968 Cale Yarborough and the Mercury Cyclone wont the 1968 Daytona 500 with an average speed of 143, 250 mph, and went on toa winning season in NASCAR Grand National stock car racing.
1970 The 70's saw new lines added to the Mercury family, the flagship GrandMarquis, the precision-size Monarch and the sporty Zephyr.
1979 In 1979, the all - American Capri with innovative body styling, replaced the smaller and less powerful imported Capri and became an instant hit.
1984 Topaz continues the trend for aerodynamic design.
1986 1986 saw the introduction of the most advanced aerodynamic car of its time, the all-new Mercury Sable
1987 Cougar's 20th Anniversary.
1989 The all new 1989 Cougar continues the vision of Edsel B. Ford
All of the above is in script writing....
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