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1946 Mercury 69M

Station Wagon
Worldwide Scottsdale 2021
Saturday, 23 January 2021
$103,600
Sale Price
No
Reserve
23 January 2021
Sold Date
39
Lot Number
#2+
Recent restoration
Worldwide
Auction House
Chassis no. 99A877098. Navy Blue with black roof over red leatherette. 239/100hp, 3-speed, radio, heater, 3-row seating, enclosed rear-mounted spare, wood interior panels and trim, woodgrain dashboard, radio, clock, heater, hubcaps, trim rings, whitewalls, bumper tips and overriders.

Evaluation: Very good paint and chrome. Excellent maple framing and mahogany panels with no obvious water stains. The interior is like new as is the engine compartment. This is a choice and rare example of the first postwar Mercury wagons, one of just 2797 built.

Bottom Line: One of several Mercury Woodies from the Steelewood Collection, most of them with some claim to historic importance such as this one from the first postwar series. The woodwork, which as always is the defining characteristic of wood bodied wagons, is outstanding and the price it brought reflects its quality and appeal.

by Rick Carey
10 February 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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