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Among the custom car builders who are considered legendary for their body of work is Dick Dean. Here is a 1950 Slammed Mercury Lead Sled that was chopped 5 inches by Dean and then smoothed the way only he could.

Among the custom car builders who are considered legendary for their body of work is Dick Dean. Here is a 1950 Slammed Mercury Lead Sled that was chopped 5 inches by Dean and then smoothed the way only he could.

Lead sled...great color

Lead sled...great color

Lead Sled | Beautiful Blue Lead Sled by *DrivenByChaos on deviantART

Lead Sled | Beautiful Blue Lead Sled by *DrivenByChaos on deviantART

Ace of spades, beautiful custom!

Ace of spades, beautiful custom!

Cruzing...

Cruzing...

lead sleds - --

lead sleds - --

1950 Mercury Lead Sled sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

1950 Mercury Lead Sled sold at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Auction

 1950 Cadillac Roadster - this is such an awesome ride.

1950 Cadillac Roadster - this is such an awesome ride.

Charlie Runnel's 51 Mercury

Charlie Runnel's 51 Mercury

Lead Sled | 1950 Ford lead sled | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Lead Sled | 1950 Ford lead sled | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Mercury 50 que Stallone used in the movie Cobra. To young to recall the movie. I recall he had a bad ass car :)

Mercury 50 que Stallone used in the movie Cobra. To young to recall the movie. I recall he had a bad ass car :)

1951 Buick  Matte paint looks good, but a slick black shine would work too.

1951 Buick Matte paint looks good, but a slick black shine would work too.

Meanwhile, at a new car lot in Cuba we see the wonders of a socialist utopia "spreading the wealth around"

Meanwhile, at a new car lot in Cuba we see the wonders of a socialist utopia "spreading the wealth around"

Mercury Lead Sled (black with flames) ~ Used Car Values

Mercury Lead Sled (black with flames) ~ Used Car Values

1950 Mercury Lead Sled by MICHELLE ~ BLACKY ~ CHAMPAZ!! PHOTO'S.., via Flickr Brought to you by House of Insurance Eugene, Oregon...Insure your classics with us 541-345-4191

1950 Mercury Lead Sled by MICHELLE ~ BLACKY ~ CHAMPAZ!! PHOTO'S.., via Flickr Brought to you by House of Insurance Eugene, Oregon...Insure your classics with us 541-345-4191

Many of you have a profound love for cars. For such men, a car is vanity, pride, and ego. Even a single scratch or a dent on the vehicle is enough to induce fury, for their attachment to the vehicle is very strong. If you're among them, open your eyes, brace yourselves for the following awesome car. The Sleeper, aka the 1949 Merc 'Lead Sled', is part of the rather "unaffordable" category.

Many of you have a profound love for cars. For such men, a car is vanity, pride, and ego. Even a single scratch or a dent on the vehicle is enough to induce fury, for their attachment to the vehicle is very strong. If you're among them, open your eyes, brace yourselves for the following awesome car. The Sleeper, aka the 1949 Merc 'Lead Sled', is part of the rather "unaffordable" category.