1950 Leo Lyons Custom Mercury
History, Restoration & Pebble Beach – Autoweek
From September, 2013 to August, 2015 our team at Undiscovered Classics had a daunting task – to restore and show our 1950 Leo Lyons Custom Mercury at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as part of a class of historic Custom Mercury cars built in the 50s.
The series of 10 stories by Autoweek (below) is the largest number ever written about a single car and its run up to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – or any other concours event. Autoweek penned these articles to chronicle our team’s journey over the last 10 months of the restoration.
Finished and on time, the Leo Lyons Ultra Modern Mercury was driven onto the Pebble Beach field by Graham Kozak of Autoweek and debuted to the public on Sunday August 16th, 2015.
Enjoy the stories by Autoweek below and be sure to check out the added detail about the Leo Lyons Ultra Modern Mercury at the bottom of this page.
Photo By George Barris, Circa 1959
Shown Here On The Day It Arrived in Tampa, Florida: September 20th, 2013
Shown Here at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: August 16th, 2015 – Just Less Than 2 Years Later
Click Here To Review The Leo Lyons Custom Mercury Article That Appeared in the February, 1960 Issue of “Custom Cars” Magazine
Click on the links below to read the stories
1: November 13th, 2014
A Radical Custom is Reborn: The Leo Lyons Mercury Restoration Begins
2: April 29, 2015
It’s Official: The Leo Lyons Mercury is Headed to Pebble Beach
3: June 5th, 2015
Tick Tock Pebble Bound 1950 Mercury Custom is on the Clock
4: July 7th, 2015
Here’s What The Leo Lyons Mercury Will Look Like When It Hits Pebble Beach
5: July 17th, 2015
What Actually Happens When Your Car Is Invited To Pebble Beach Anyway?
6: July 22nd, 2015
Naked No More The Leo Lyons Mercury Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint
7: July 31st, 2015
100 Hours To Go: Leo Lyons Mercury Gets a Groovy Interior in the Nick of Time
8: August 5th, 2015
The Leo Lyons Mercury is Ready for Pebble Beach, and it’s Gorgeous
9: August 14th, 2015
Bone Up On The Leo Lyons Mercury Before Pebble Beach With This Nifty Judge’s Book
10: September 2nd, 2015
Thrill of a Lifetime: Driving the Leo Lyons Mercury Onto The Lawn at Pebble Beach
Click Here To Review The Chapter on the Leo Lyons Custom Mercury that Appears in the 2014 Book “Fifty Shades of Rust” by Tom Cotter
Click Here To Review The Online Book About the Leo Lyons Custom Mercury
Click Here To Learn More About The Model Now Available of the 1950 Leo Lyons Custom Mercury
Click Here To Read Feature Article on Leo Lyons Custom Mercury in the 2016 Issue of Kustoms Illustrated Magazine
Click Here To View 4 Minute Restoration Video Set to Music
Released by Pebble Beach in 2015 (A First For Concours Events)
Click Here To View 3 Minute Video at Pebble Beach Discussing The History and Importance Of This Car To The American Custom Car Community
Click Here To View Original Artwork By Jimmy Smith Commissioned
For the Debut of the Leo Lyons Custom Mercury