(1950 MERCURY 4-door)
The 1950 Mercury is a true classic that has been customized into a mean-looking ride, thanks to the owner, Joey “Taz” Henschen. With its curves and unique features, this car has been given the nickname “Voluptuous.” The car’s meaning behind the name is as straightforward as it sounds – it’s got curves like a sexy lady!
This car has been modified extensively, and it’s clear that a lot of work has been put into it. The engine is a Chevrolet V8, bored .30 over, with a mild cam, Edelbrock intake/carb, and lots of chrome. The suspension features a full air ride setup, while the frame has been rear-notched with a ’69 Camaro subframe. The wheels are vintage Keystone Sunspokes, painted red with red metal flake, pinstriped, and kustom bullet center caps.
The paint job is an eye-catching hot rod black with gloss black flames, a gloss black roof with candy reds and gold, and features a custom color. The graphics are a combination of flames, fish scales, endless lines, metal flake, patterns, artwork, and lots of pinstriping, designed by Jeff Vaughn and Taz.
The interior of the car is equally impressive, with a ’47 Ford dash modified, Road King CB, lots of chrome, and a full console/driveshaft tunnel. The seats are ’70s swivel kitchen chairs covered in custom red marble swirl and bright red vinyl, perforated metal inserts, and a fire truck taillight fir dome light. There’s also a golf cart stereo overhead, belt buckle brake pedal, black face gauges in dummy spotlight housings, and an early ’60s Rambler steering wheel with a bullet.
Joey “Taz” Henschen has done an exceptional job with his 1950 Mercury, and it’s no surprise that it’s a showstopper. The car’s details are a testament to his hard work and dedication to his craft. He has put in five years of effort to create this masterpiece, and it’s clear that it was a labor of love. This car is not only a thing of beauty, but it’s also a functional ride that Joey will enjoy cruising around in.
Owned by: Joey “Taz” Henschen
Photos by: Dan Davis