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40 Merc,how much?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DjNeil, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. DjNeil
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  2. Stu Padasso
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    If you were watching the green one just last week, its owned by a guy in Los Olivos, near me. It is probably the best restored Merc you will find! It would be way too nice to cut up. I would imagine $28,500 was no where near Charley's reserve.
     
  3. slddnmatt
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    I could see that one going for about $35k maybe. I saw a Very solid complete project awhile back, looked to have been drug out of a nice dry place and it was either $7500 or $8500. it was still forsale at the end of the day out at the Roadster Show..I might be low on my assumption, but they are just like the 49-51's, alot of guys want good money for stockers, but thats the problem, their stock...
     
  4. nifty
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    from UK

    You look to pay good money for a stock one, if you don't you'll be surprised at the cost of good second hand parts.
     

  5. Hotrodbuilderny
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    There was one in Oneonta NY about three weeks ago I would call a really good start, he wanted $2400 for it, it's gone now he also has a pretty nice 46 Chevy truck he want's $2,500 for.
     
  6. DjNeil
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    They're too nice cut up not to cut up but I understand what you mean.
    It's the combined purchase price and then the cost of the work which makes it unafordable.
    What are the differences body wise between a 39 and 40?
    I was customising 49-51 Mercs back in the mid 80s and have just come back to it and can't believe the price of everything and then the penny dropped. A 50 merc was only 35 years old then and now it's 63 years old and a 40 is 73 years old, there's fewer of them and fewer parts
    Best
    Neil
     
  7. 40fordtudor
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    sounds very reasonable to me--
     
  8. "What are the differences body wise between a 39 and 40?"

    Some differences between a 39 and 40 Mercury:

    39 has no vent windows in doors, 40 does have
    39 has grooved bumpers, 40 has smooth ones
    39 has straight grill bars, 40 has bent ones
    39 has wide 5 wheels (36-39 Ford), 40 has 5,5x5.
    39 has different dash than a 40 has
    39 has buttugly taillights, 40 has beautiful ones
    39 has floorshift, 40 has colomn shift
    Probably forget some, but these are the easy to identify items.

    Hennie
     
  9. Dar73
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    I have been sitting on a stock, 100% unrestored original for a few years. When I purchased it years ago it had Arizona Historical Plates, probably why there is no rust. Maybe it will be a custom one day.... I keep an pretty close eye on Merc's for sale and for a solid car 30K is not unreasonable. The ones that have sold for a few thousand would cost a mint just to get them to a reasonable state.
     

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