Flamed 50 Merc Custom – a Day with El Diablo
This flamed ’50 Merc is a classic car with an edgy twist. Custom car enthusiast Chris Saint Clark sought out his dream car and put a little of himself into the rebuild. When a deal for another car fell through, all stars aligned when this Mercury came into his sights. It was the right time, right price, and the perfect condition to put in the work he envisioned.
Chris is a well-known tattoo artist in Nashville, TN; he was about to go on a European tour to promote his appearance on Inkmaster when the Mercury fell in his lap. Time was ticking, so he immediately began the transformation of what he named the “El Diablo.”
Previous owners had dialed the car in pretty well. A 3” chop, Fatman clip with air ride all the way around, disk brakes on the front and drums on the rear and a few other minor modifications were already in place leaving Chris with room to put in his final touches.
Since the transformation, the “El Diablo” has not been a stranger to the roads. Traveling from two to three hundred miles to shows throughout the region, Chris shows off his ride as many places as he can.
The Chevy 400c.i. engine and 3 speed automatic keep the flamed ’50 Merc running like a dream. It has certainly gotten plenty of attention since it’s completion, being featured in Grease Magazine, East Nashville Magazine, posters, and several top picks at local shows.
You can’t go wrong with a Merc custom. This flamed ’50 Merc is the perfect example of a custom sled with classic lines and a color scheme that stops admirers in their tracks. Stance and flames will never go out of style!