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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1951 Mercury M-1 pickup

Yes, there is a Mercury truck


If you’ve started writing an email about how there’s no such thing as a Mercury pickup truck, simply hold on, sit back and appreciate what rural communities, sovereign borders and tariffs can create. Mercury trucks were introduced to give Ford of Canada a larger breadth of coverage in sparsely populated regions. This restored 1951 M-1 pickup is nearly identical to the Ford F-1 pickup of the same vintage, though with several Mercury-specific tweaks and upgraded engine that differentiate it. It’s powered by a Mercury “Flathead” V8 engine backed by a 3-speed manual transmission and includes features like floor shifter, wooden floor bed and two-tone paint. It is being offered now and comes with a clear Florida title in the seller’s name.

1951 Mercury M-1 pickup

The exterior is finished in a two-tone combination of teal with silver fenders. Features include chrome bumpers, black grille, Mercury hood emblem, black running boards, wooden and body-colored floor bed, dual taillights and Mercury-embossed tailgate.

A set of black 16-inch wheels with dog dish Mercury hub caps is wrapped in General Jet-Air bias-ply whitewall tires.

1951 Mercury M-1 pickup

The bench seat is upholstered in light gray vinyl. Interior features include teal dashboard and interior panels, gray headliner, and manual windows and steering. Additional features include AM radio, heater, defroster and black vinyl floor covering with newer black floor mats.

A 90-mph speedometer plus gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure and battery are mounted in front of the driver. The odometer currently reads 620 miles, which reflects the mileage accrued since the completion of the restoration, though the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.

Power is provided by a 255ci Flathead Mercury V8 engine backed by a floor-shifted 3-speed manual transmission. Under-hood features include two-barrel downdraft carburetor, external oil filter cannister, oil-bath air filter, generator and 6-volt battery.

1951 Mercury M-1 pickup

This Mercury pickup is factory-equipped with a solid I-beam front axle and solid rear drive axle. Braking is provided via manual four-wheel drum brakes. Additional photos of the undercarriage can be seen in the photo gallery.

The auction for this Mercury M-1 pickup ends on August 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (PDT). Visit the AutoHunter listing  for more information plus the complete photo gallery.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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