Lead sled

Lead Sled | Beautiful Blue Lead Sled by *DrivenByChaos on deviantART

Lead Sled | Beautiful Blue Lead Sled by *DrivenByChaos on deviantART

So badass, I had to pin it twice !!

So badass, I had to pin it twice !!

The "lead sled" is an entire subculture of American cars, defined by the late-40's Mercurys. We found this awesome lead sled up on eBay, and long for the day when Mercury was still a cool car brand.

The "lead sled" is an entire subculture of American cars, defined by the late-40's Mercurys. We found this awesome lead sled up on eBay, and long for the day when Mercury was still a cool car brand.

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Ace of spades, beautiful custom!

Ace of spades, beautiful custom!

1949-1951 Mercury. It’s the quintessential lead sled, and has been for over 60 years......   *Repin by Tburg*

1949-1951 Mercury. It’s the quintessential lead sled, and has been for over 60 years...... *Repin by Tburg*

Among the custom car builders who are considered legendary for their body of work is Dick Dean. Here is a 1950 Slammed Mercury Lead Sled that was chopped 5 inches by Dean and then smoothed the way only he could.

Among the custom car builders who are considered legendary for their body of work is Dick Dean. Here is a 1950 Slammed Mercury Lead Sled that was chopped 5 inches by Dean and then smoothed the way only he could.

Lead sled...great color                                                       …

Lead sled...great color …

Addicted to all things Auto!

Addicted to all things Auto!

Charlie Runnel's 51 Mercury ... pretty but best stay on a level and smooth roadway.  Talk about your low riders.

Charlie Runnel's 51 Mercury ... pretty but best stay on a level and smooth roadway. Talk about your low riders.

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