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Customs AMAZING DAY! HOLY GRAIL! DREAM COME TRUE! 1940 Mercury Coupe TWO OF EM!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sparkydeluxe, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Honest to God since I was in my teens my Holy grail of cars to own before I die has been a 1940 Mercury Coupe. The Mantranga Merc and Stardust have been my screensavers since I was old enough to turn on a computer. Of all the cars I've owned or built, that was to be the END ALL for me.

    Well I guess this will be my last car (God I only wish that was true) because today it finally happened.

    I've been after these cars for over 15 years. I was always respectful in my several inquiries to the owner if they were for sale or if he figured on selling yet, but was always given a firm NO! You could just barely see them from a side street in Colorado, and many people in this town knew they were there. In fact if you're from Colorado and you're reading this, you probably know exactly where I picked them up at. These were the only 40 Merc coupes in existence in this state (probably an exageration) but in all honesty of all the searching I've done to find (and afford) a 40 merc coupe, people would always say "well I saw these two that this guy owns, but he'd never sell em, I've asked."

    Well tragically as it is, this gentleman just passed away, and in God's grace and timing, I just figured I would give it one more shot while I was down in town. The widow was very guarded and rightfully so, but turned out to be very sweet and after much back and forth, we struck a fair deal. As much as she knew her husband loved these cars, it was hurting her to know they would never be finished where they sat.

    It was a HUGE pain getting these out as they were absolutely buried in this yard, and had the front suspension sitting to the side rather than under it, but worth every hunched over step I'll be taking tomorrow. This for me is a check mark on the bucket list, the final friggin frontier, the one I've always dreamed of owning! Yet again by the Grace of God and a great amount of help from my best friend/father, I've got em.

    Both are titled, dont have a stitch of rust eating through that I can see ANYWHERE, even in the floors, are 100% complete down to the V8 flatheads, and incredibly solid. Today is one I'll remember forever.




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  2. so_dak_kid
    Joined: Oct 12, 2010
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    patience pays off!......good score!
     
  3. Congratulations, great story and well worth the wait. Looks like that flathead has been replaced with a later one.
     
  4. gtoeasy64
    Joined: Nov 13, 2008
    Posts: 147

    gtoeasy64
    Member

    Guess it's true, God knows the desires of your heart.
     
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  5. eric54chevy
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
    Posts: 988

    eric54chevy
    Member
    from TEXAS!

    Congrats, 40 mercs are awesome
     
  6. Gremlinguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 492

    Gremlinguy
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    Hell yeah nice score! No wonder you were selling the Pontiac!
     
  7. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,874

    hvychvy
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    Sweet, congrats! Please keep us posted.
     
  8. Dam !.... Some people have all the luck ! Congratulations
     
  9. Jen......
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 521

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  10. ThirdGen
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 452

    ThirdGen
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    from Wales, ME

    Congratulations! Way cool! I am interested to know the directions these will take
     
  11. MEDDLER1
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,593

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    I was at dinner tonight with some family from out of town and we were talking cars and I told them I would sell it all to get my hands on one 40 merc coupe. My friend congrats!!! I know that dream all to well unfortunately for me I do not know where one is to even begin.....yet alone TWO!!! RAD man I am stoked for you!!! now you have to do some build threads!!!!!
     
  12. jfrolka
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 897

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    Are you going to complete both of them original parts wise and hang on to em?
     
  13. Nice catch!
     
  14. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,872

    1951Streamliner
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    from Reno, NV

    Awesome find, I'm extremely jealous.

    Hope you follow along these lines and make a timeless, clean, traditional custom out of it. :)
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  15. rustryder
    Joined: Apr 12, 2009
    Posts: 197

    rustryder
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    from Dinuba ca

    we all love them 39/40 merc lines,happy to see anothers dreams come true
     

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  16. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Sweeet! Congrats!
     
  17. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,559

    hotrod40coupe
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    There is a guy here in Vegas that has/had one for sale for a couple of years. Nobody has any money.
     
  18. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,076

    sled
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    Patience pays back...great score,congrats.
    first time in my life that i saw the stainless strip where the rear bottom side of the roof meets the body..did'nt know it was even existing such piece..in any case you dont need em when chopping the roof :eek::D
    What's your plan for those??Enjoy your day
     
  19. bigdaddylove
    Joined: Jun 6, 2012
    Posts: 129

    bigdaddylove
    Member

    Congrats! That must have been one heeluva rush/high.
     
  20. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,679

    slddnmatt
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    Very great score to say the least!
     
  21. vonpahrkur
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 912

    vonpahrkur
    Member

    you scored, nice finds! I've never seen such untouched 40 mercs before! Congrats!
     
  22. shovelheadjim
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
    Posts: 10

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  23. I am stoked for you for sure. Hard to find one anymore let alone two. Your patience paid off. I hope the widow knows how thrilled you are.
     
  24. ausbuick
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
    Posts: 676

    ausbuick
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    very good score dude
     
  25. lomofo1949
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 125

    lomofo1949
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    from Georgia

    Kick ass score man....Congrats...And two.. my god!.................................................WOW........Awsome
     
  26. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,800

    40FORDPU
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    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Great score x 2
     
  27. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,280

    brady1929
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    Great score, Congrats
     
  28. speedyb
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 484

    speedyb
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    from socal

    Man, beautiful pair enjoy.
     
  29. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,881

    Hdonlybob
    Member

    Awesome finds !!
    Good for you, now enjoy whatever you do with them. :D
    Cheers.......
     

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