The "lead sled" is a subculture of American car customizing, represented here by the iconic 1949-51 Mercury 2-door sedan customs of the Fifties and Sixties.

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Cadillac Lead Sled, 1950s Cadillac roadster

1950 Cadillac Roadster - this is such an awesome ride. I love the custom lowered bumper.

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Many of you have a profound love for cars. For such men, a car is vanity, pride, and ego. Even a single scratch or a dent on the vehicle is enough to induce fury, for their attachment to the vehicle is very strong. If you're among them, open your eyes, brace yourselves for the following awesome car. The Sleeper, aka the 1949 Merc 'Lead Sled', is part of the rather "unaffordable" category.

1949 Merc "Led Sled" 1 day a matte black hotrod, is the Riddler lurking near by?

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1951 Mercury Eight Sled custom old car restored and painted in glossy black with smokin' flames painted on the sides.

1949 Oldsmobile - We had this, and a shiny black too. My Mom bought it as a surprise for my Dad for Christmas. I was 7 and I don't think my father even knew how to drive yet (but not sure about that). I remember a lot of Sunday afternoon drives :)

Special place in my heart for white walls satin black and steel wheels 1949 Oldsmobile classic lead sled

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

It’s the quintessential lead sled, and has been for over 60 years.

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