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Tuner ICON recently introduced a Restomod project you need to see. The basis is a Lincoln Mercury from the year 1949 which is at first glance in the worn original condition and could even keep the original paint with various rust spots. Apart from a few small plaques and signatures outside nobody recognizes the elaborate revision of the Mercury. Even the interior lets in the modern at a second glance. The fabrics and leather used by ICON are brand new but visually based on the past. The same applies to the classic steering wheel, the air nozzles and the shift lever. It's the little details that make the difference. For example, the window cranks are still installed from earlier, but they act as electric windows now.
no V8 engine under the hood
And the striking instrument cluster is also the old one at first glance. However, it comes with digital technology and provides the driver with all important information about the vehicle. In any case, the absolute highlights of the conversion are the two electric motors and the Tesla battery. The factory-installed 4,2-liter V8 is still partly present in the vehicle, at least visually. The drive unit has been based as much as possible on that of the V8 optics and here, too, probably only the connoisseur will recognize a difference to the conventional combustion engine. The Mercury Coupé EV By the way, it drives on a kind of Morrison chassis with independent suspension and even has a limited slip differential. There's a good reason for this as well: The 85 kWh Tesla performance battery, with a range from 150 to 200 miles, also provides plenty of propulsion in the Oldi.
2 ways to apply the Mercury
It is placed over several positions in the body to enable the best possible weight distribution. The vehicle is charged using the Tesla Supercharger connection in the fuel filler cap or using the CHAdeMO 125A fast charging plug behind the license plate holder at the front. However, a little performance tuning was also carried out because the Mecury with the built-in sports chassis is a few centimeters lower than the original, which of course benefits the visual impression. A wonderful project that impressively demonstrates the capabilities of ICON and that is sure to create enthusiasm among many classic car fans. If we receive information on further details in a timely manner, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed about this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
60 pictures can be found below in a gallery
summarized the most important information:
- Mercury Eight coupe from 1949
- two electric motors adapted from Stealth EV
- all wheel drive
- maximum torque 637 Newtonmeter and 405 PS
- Top speed over 190 km / h
- Batteries (85 Kilowatt Hours, Range 150 to 200 Miles / 240 to 320 Miles)
- CHAdeMO connector and Tesla Supercharger connector
- Body original
- all rubber seals new
- Heat insulation and sound insulation installed
- Art Morrison Enterprises suspension
- Brake system from Brembo
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Derelict Lincoln Mercury from 1949 Restomod
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