Bill Busch's 1949 Mercury

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Bill's Mercury at the Compton Drive-In with Jerry Reichman's 1950 Mercury in the background. Photo by George Barris

1949 Mercury 4-door restyled by Barris Kustoms for Bill Busch. Bill's Mercury was nosed, decked and shaved for handles. The headlights were frenched using 1953 Ford headlight rims. The front gravel deflector between the bumper and body was welded. The hood was rounded and peaked. A floating grille bar with integrated direction lights was installed in the smooth grille cavity. The taillights were re-located in the rear bumper guard. Barris added dual spotlights and 1953 Lincoln hubcaps as well.[1]

Magazine Features

Trend Book 109 Custom Cars 1954 Annual
Car Speed and Style January 1959
Rod Action September 1975



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