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.