Adorable 1949 Mercury Is Adorable

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There are people out there who build hot rods, and then there are people who build hot rods.  Ernie Adams is one of those people who builds hot rods.  This Mercury looks like an ordinary hot rod until you realize that it’s miniature.  It’s actually an 11/16th scale replica of the original…and it’s brilliant.

Click through for more…and a very worthwhile video.

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This isn’t the first of Mr. Adams’ mini-rods.  He also built a 1936 Chevrolet, a 1948 Mercury, and a 1928 Chevrolet.  The entire car is built by hand, mostly from recycled materials. 

Somewhere in the video, the following: “All the dashes in all my cars so far have been made out of refrigerator doors.”  That, my friends, has earned Ernie Adams a special seat here in the Hooniverse.

 

[vimeo width=”720″ height=”405″]http://vimeo.com/57941515[/vimeo]

 

Scott Ith is an Associate Editor with Hooniverse.com, but he also contributes to his own site NeedThatCar.com.  Head over there for more hooniganism.

14 Comments

    1. Sad but true. No matter how much money I put into making a super fun to drive car, a gokart will probably still be more fun.

  1. I would rather have this than that big big excursion a couple posts later on.
    This would be fun,
    Horsefarmer

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