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Old 04-27-2010, 09:11 PM   #21
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #22
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Pre-K your right that is REAL SHIT
THE REAL SHIT. Clean it up, shine it up, and this thing would rock. It has a custom style that would be REAL and DIFFERENT. It is East Coast alright. Not my favorite style, but authentic.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:16 PM   #23
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I don't think that is a Mercury. I think it is a Lincoln convertible body style from 42 thru 48.
i dunno about that, it would be ALOT of work to switch the pushbuttons on a 42-48 Lincoln doors to the lever style that the mercury had & since who ever kustomized the rest of this car didn't seem to radical I doubt they would have gone to so much trouble, PLUS that is NOT a lincoln A-Pillar.
Also, that is a 40 Merc Dash, plus that "tiny" rear fender opening is a dead giveaway to Mercury sheet metal.

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Old 04-27-2010, 09:16 PM   #24
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Default Re: 1940 Mercury old Custom convertible found.

Not big or square enough to be a Lincoln. I still think it's a 40 Merc but a little on the ugly side.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:17 PM   #25
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When i first saw it i thought it was fugly too but the more you look at it the cooler it is.Not every Merc can be a Barris custom.I will agree i wish i had the money to buy it and redo some of the mods.The amount of work is amazing.The lady who owns it said her dad was not a bodyman.I told her he must have known a bodyman because the average guy would have not done this many mods on thier own.She does know that someone helped him.If anyone recognizes the car from years ago please let me know.I wish i could have the car restored for her .

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Old 04-27-2010, 09:17 PM   #26
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Default Re: 1940 Mercury old Custom convertible found.

Thats a Merc dash.

You can also see where the hood was extended and where the grille was.

I kinda like it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:18 PM   #27
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I think you are too high on your price but that is just my opinion and we all know what that is worth, I would think the car would be more around a 10,000-15,000 car at best, like others have said it is not all that pretty, it is the real thing, it is a real period custom but not one of the best done cars. Also I am guessing it has a fair amount of rust, and that it has no real history, so both of those will hurt its value, and I may still be too high on price my self, I am just thinking convertibles are getting hard to find. Just my 2cents, take it for what its worth. Jim
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:20 PM   #28
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That is a kool find . It looks like time period untouched custom . What is under the hood ?
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:27 PM   #29
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does he have the 39 merc coupe for sale also?or is it gone
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #30
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This car is rad cuz of it's history, NOT because of WHAT was done to it, but more so when it was done.

hey bros, cool is subjective... NOT!

look what George Barris did to the Chrisman Coupe!

I've typed it before HAMB Clones... all that glistens is not golden.

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Old 04-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #31
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someone should buy it and fix the rear fenders and put a new front clip on it (go ahead and save the old parts for the survivor lovers) and really have a beautiful car. As is it reminds me of a Morris Minor.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #32
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I stand corrected, that is definitely a 40 Merc dash.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:34 PM   #33
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Under hood pic.There is a hot air heater that works off the exhaust.I have never seen one for a 40s car before.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #34
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does he have the 39 merc coupe for sale also?or is it gone
A lady owns this car and she has never owned a 39 Merc.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:41 PM   #35
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cfnutcase you might be right but i crawed under the car and although it isn't perfect the floors look really good and the inner rockers appear to be original.We are going to get it back in her garage and jack it up so i can take some underneath pics.Finding a 1940 Merc conv and then having it custimized isn't going to be cheap.I am looking at the car as a survior and would hope someone would keep most of the mods done to the car.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:15 PM   #36
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I don't think it would sell at auction for 5 figures, sorry. Too many condition issues, despite the history.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:28 PM   #37
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Under hood pic.There is a hot air heater that works off the exhaust.I have never seen one for a 40s car before.
I had a 42 Ford sedan a couple of years ago that had that same type of heater
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:59 PM   #38
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i was with lstwsh when he went to look at the car.it is definitely a 40 merc convert.one thing that lstwsh didn't mention is that the fenders are not molded in..you could if you wanted,unbolt front and rear, find 40 merc front and rear fenders,a hood and grille,and probably be pretty close to having an original 40 merc convert.the drivetrain doesn't look to be changed at all.all the vacuum lines and the cylinders for the top are still in place.it has the correct cast iron brackets in the front floor and behind the front seat,at the door posts.we couldn't get into the trunk,so i don't know what is in there or the condition of it or the tool tray is.the car itself appears to be pretty rust free.we both think she has something there.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:26 AM   #39
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Car looks like it has a moustache! lol Not the best looking custom out there. I also think that $25K is very optomistic for the car. I'd pay $8,000 so it should be worth about twice that.
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