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Old 12-27-2020, 05:32 AM   #1
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The 1946-1948 Canadian Mercury 114. You will notice that the Canadian Mercury 114 is built on same 114" wheelbase as the regular Ford Deluxe and Super Deluxe models. The "true" Mercury (and the only one offered in the USA) was built on an extended 118" wheelbase. As a result, when you look closely, you can see that the Grille on the Canadian Mercury 114 is much flatter than the regular Mercury (118"). Compare these two closeup pictures of the Grilles. The Canadian Mercury 114 uses the same bumper bar front and rear, while the front bumper on the regular Mercury comes to a definite point in the centre. The regular Mercury on the 118" wheelbase was also sold in Canada, so buyers got a choice of two different Mercurys in various body styles.
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:42 AM   #2
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Sharp eyed Ford Barners will notice that this Australian 1946 Mercury is fitted with the same year Ford Bumper Guards, (modified to fit the bottom bulge of the Mercury Bumper) not the correct Mercury Bumper Guards, as fitted to the USA Mercurys. Sad to say, but these were the only ones fitted to all Australian assembled 1946-1948 Mercurys.
Another anomaly, is that all Australian assembled 1946-1948 Mercurys were fitted with the standard 1946 Ford Deluxe/Super Deluxe rear Bumpers. After offering a more deluxe Ford, it is disappointing that Ford Australia chose to short-cut and fit these regular Ford items.
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Old 12-27-2020, 04:18 PM   #4
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Nice colour advertisement for the new Canadian 1946 Mercury 114. A new, beautiful car, in the low price field!
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Old 12-29-2020, 09:37 AM   #5
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Thanks Trev. for pointing out the not so subtle differences between the two Mercs. It has been referred to (don't ask me where) that the hood ornament on the CDN model has art deco influence as well as the face of Mercury on the grille. Comments? Anyone ever meet Art Deco?Also for "47 on the glove box door there is "Mercury 114X" on the stainless trim. Useless trivia for sure! Good for 10 more HP.
s a Canadian don't know if I'm biased but I prefer the shorter sheet metal on the front clip as it makes the car look less heavy. JMHO. Bill
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Here is a "close-up" of that Mercury Head that appears on the Grilles of the Canadian Mercury 114 models. Is this what people are calling Art-Deco?
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Here is a picture of an Australian 1947 Mercury showing the 1946 Ford Rear Bumper and Bumper Guards that were Factory fitted to all Australia assembled 1946 - 1948 Mercurys. It is unknown why Ford Australia decided to cheapen the car by doing this?
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Old 12-29-2020, 07:17 PM   #8
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I should clarify myself in the above comment about about all Australian Assembled 1946 - 1948 Mercurys having 1946 Ford Bumpers and Bumper Guards.
There was one difference, in that the "Ford Script" that was stamped in the middle of the 1946 Ford Bumpers was not on the Rear Bumpers used on the Australian 1946 Mercury. Also, the "Ford Script" disappeared on the Ford Deluxe and Ford Super Deluxe rear Bumpers in 1947.
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Old 12-29-2020, 10:14 PM   #9
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Some might consider the Canadian 114 to be the predecessor to the Meteor introduced in 1949. Basically a Ford with a Mercury grille.
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Ralph, I believe that you are 100% correct, however, the Meteor was never ever called a Mercury Meteor by Ford. it was just Meteor. The same can be said about the Monarch. While they were sold in Ford Dealerships, they were never called a Ford Monarch. Thanks for the 1950 Meteor Advertisement. All good for learning about these Canadian specific cars from Ford and Mercury.
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Ralph, I believe that you are 100% correct, however, the Meteor was never ever called a Mercury Meteor by Ford. it was just Meteor. The same can be said about the Monarch. .
You are right and I've had to correct a lot of people on those points too. This ad just happened to feature both the Mercury and the Meteor in it since you could buy either one from the same dealership. If you wanted a Monarch you had to go the Ford dealerships. We had a Ford/Monarch dealership here in town. I still have some of their bill/letter heads with the name of the dealer on them.
Here is a 49 Ford + Monarch two page ad I have.
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Hi Ralph, I have enlarged this 1949 Advertisement for the Monarch and Ford. Thanks for confirming what I said about the Meteor and Monarch, in that they were never called a Mercury Meteor or Ford Monarch by the Ford Motor Company of Canada.
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I really like those Formercs" in the brochures. It reminds me of when I was on a high school band trip to Winnipeg in 1957; the streets were full of "Plodges".
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Centre pages of the Sales Brochure for the Canadian 1949 Meteor. This is the car that replaced the Mercury 114. Notice that there is no mention of Mercury anywhere. These new for 1949 Meteors were just called Meteor.
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That club coupe in the lower "left" hand corner of your post really "trips my trigger".

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Wow! Excellent guys.
I am one of many guys in the U.S. that never could make sense out of all the different Ford, Mercury, Monarch and Meteor models.
Now I understand it.
The reason for it all will never make sense.
Thanks to everybody that posted on this thread.
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:11 AM   #17
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Back to 114Xs, took me 20 yrs to find my long door '48 cpe. Production numbers for this body/yr are supposed to be under 500. Newc
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:45 AM   #18
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Love your 1948 Mercury 114 Sedan Coupe. It is a real beauty. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow! Excellent guys.
I am one of many guys in the U.S. that never could make sense out of all the different Ford, Mercury, Monarch and Meteor models.
Now I understand it.
The reason for it all will never make sense.
Thanks to everybody that posted on this thread.
The reason was that Lincoln Mercury dealerships were separate from Ford. LM needed a car for the buyer that couldn't afford a Mercury or a Lincoln so the Meteor was introduced. The same dealership could sell you a Mercury truck.
Ford dealerships wanted something a little more classy to offer customers who had a little more money to spend without sending them down the road to the Lincoln Mercury dealerships. So the Monarch filled that gap. Just a re-badged Mercury really.
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Not sure that is totally correct on the Meteor. Had to do more with trade relations with Canada at the time and Canada developing cars. Kind of consistent for decades of ford.
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