It’s not very often that a renowned and highly regarded UK custom comes up for sale – and this one’s arguably the finest built in the UK – but that’s precisely what’s happened, now that legendary 1950 Ford Mercury custom Planet Voodoo has been put up for sale by its creator, Lance McCormack, the Mulliner Park Ward trained proprietor of premium classic restorers, Romance of Rust.
Lance told Drive-My: “It was built by myself and a team of craftsmen to exacting standards at Romance of Rust. Since its first outing at the prestigious Louis Vuitton Concours d’Elegance at London’s Hurlingham Club in 2002 this car has become a highly regarded art car. It has won many shows, however I feel it is time for a new owner to enjoy this wonderful machine so it is now for sale. It has covered only 350 miles since its debut. I would actively encourage any inspection at our premises in Brentford. It really needs to meet its public again after a quarter of a century since it first emerged…”
This stunning car was imported from Dakota in 1992 and underwent a 2¾-inch roof chop with hammer-welded panels, ’1953 Buick headlamp treatment and side trims. In true Fifties style it was nosed, decked and every panel of the car has beenmassaged. In the engine bay sits a 368cu in Continental Mark II engine, transmission and rear axle. All the brakes have been rebuilt with new parts and dual exhausts by Pipecraft were fitted. The Mercury also features Fat Man Fabrications dropped front spindles, all new front suspension, Posies ride glide rear springs, Ron Francis Wireworks wiring system and a dash painted by Vince Ray.
Continuing the excellent spec are the gauges, which have all been rebuilt by Speedy Cables then faced in boa constrictor skin, plus a steering wheel in hand-stitched Connolly hide and cobra skin. Interior wow factor also includes seats in Green Connolly hide, with bronze Gucci reptile leather and Wilton carpets throughout, bound in hide. Finishing up are Continental Mark II hubcaps, rebuilt original radio and a differential pinstriped by Simon Watts. Interested? Then get in touch with by email at: [email protected]
Inside features Connolly hide and Wilton carpet.