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1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod

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Manufacturer: Mercury
Model: HOT ROD
Year: 1940
Type: Convertible
Number of Doors: 2 Doors
Color: Green
Mileage: 350
Engine: FLAT HEAD V-8
Interior Color: Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod for sale

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  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod
  • 1940 Mercury HOT ROD 1940 Mercury Convertible, hot rod, street rod

Listing by Auction123. com copyright Auction123. Inc. Jon or Nick - 10623 Baur Blvd Creve Coeur. MO 63132 (636) 579-0018 1940 Mercury Convertible Click here for an XL view of the above Image   PrevNext  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 GeneralDirectionsTerms

276 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine with Isky cam and Weiand dual carburetors. three-speed manual transmission with Lincoln-Zephyr gears and overdrive. semi-elliptic leaf-spring front suspension. live axle rear suspension with transverse leaf springs. and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 116 in.

                One of the very first California customs

                Built in 1940 by Charles Marr and Gerry Huth

                Owned for four decades by the well-known Carl Morton

                Equipped with all of the best speed equipment and trim of the period

                A standout addition to any custom collection

Many today think of a California custom as something born out of necessity: a used car that has been carefully rebuilt by skilled amateur artisans into something fast and beautiful. However. Charles Marr bought this 1940 Mercury Convertible new in November 1939. and within two weeks. he and his friend Gerry Huth. of well-known Huth exhaust systems. had chopped the windshield three inches and added a removable Carson padded top. Note the date: the Marr/Huth Mercury is one of the very first California customs. perhaps the first customized 1940 Mercury in the Los Angeles area. and it is one of the few surviving to have intact customs built prior to World War II.

The car was acquired in 1962 by Carl Morton. the renowned customizer who had just prior taken over the former Valley Custom Shop of Burbank. Morton recognized the car as one of the first Southern California customs. and he had known both Marr and Huth to be a part of the early kustom kulture. He stored the car for some four decades. and unusual for someone who built custom cars for a living. he appreciated its originality. Thus. not only does this car retain to the present day all of its original customized body panels. including the fenders. doors. hood. and trunk lid. but it also has such prized small trim pieces as the window frames. vent windows. dashboard. and window trim.

  In 2005. the Mercury was finally sold to its third owner from new. along with a horde of original and new old stock parts that had been accumulated for a long-awaited restoration. That restoration was undertaken to correct standards between 2008 and 2009. with great care taken to use only authentic trim. The car was totally disassembled and stripped. with the bodywork lead-finished. primered with epoxy. and painted with custom Sikkens Autcryl green metallic paint. replicating a hand-rubbed. multi-coat lacquer finish. The original Carson top was recreated by Paul Reichling of Cedardale Upholstery. and the two-tone interior. with its 1940 Buick steering wheel. was restored by Guy's Interior Restorations of Portland.

  The car boasts numerous 1940s custom touches. including the 1937 DeSoto “ripple” bumpers. which were so widely used on period street rods that they are almost impossible to still find on a 1937 DeSoto today. as well as 1941 Studebaker taillights. teardrop skirts. and “flipper” hubcaps. Dual Appleton spotlights were a “must-have” back in the day.

  Under the hood is a correct 1940 flathead V-8 that had been bored and stroked to 276 cubic inches. running a hot Isky three-quarter cam and sporting a Weiand dual-carburetor set-up and modified Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 dual-coil ignition. The engine breathes through dual exhausts and exits in an unusual fashion above the rear bumper. As every hot-rodder worth his salt did. the owner had the transmission fitted with Lincoln-Zephyr gears. which ran to a Zephyr two-speed rear axle. The frame was “C'd” above the rear axle. and a Zephyr hypoid differential moves the car lower without necessitating modifications to the driveshaft tunnel. All of this means that the car will cruise comfortably down the highway at proper modern road speeds. and it will also come nicely to a stop. thanks to Zephyr hydraulic brakes.

  Since its restoration. the Marr/Huth Mercury has been displayed at the 2009 Sacramento Autorama as part of a special display honoring 70 years of Mercury customs. of which this is arguably the progenitor. It has covered only 40 miles in its current ownership. and it has been freshly serviced and tuned with new fluids and a battery. All switches and lights work. and it drives beautifully. Its restored condition is still excellent in all regards.

 This Mercury is work of art and one of the earliest. most important “lead sleds. ” It is a must-have for any custom collection.

Jon or Nick

10623 Baur Blvd
Creve Coeur. Missouri 63132
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(636) 579-0018 prior to bidding. Buyers Inspection: Jon or Nick has done our best to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction. Jon or Nick welcomes a buyers inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection. please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Inspection fees if any are Buyers responsibility. Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold "as is". Manufacturer's warranties may still apply. Extended warranty may be available. e-mail or phone Jon at (636) 579-0018 for details. No representations or warranties are made by seller. nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids. Taxes and Registration fees: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. All taxes and fees must be paid in full in order for vehicle to be titled and registered. Title Information: Vehicles titles may be held by banks or lenders as collateral for loans. In many cases there is a delay in receiving the original instruments up to 21 days from the time we pay a vehicle off. While we usually have all titles in our possession at closing. there are occasions where we may be waiting for them to arrive. If payment is made by cashier's or personal checks we will hold all titles for 10 days or until funds have cleared. Shipping & Delivery: All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. Jon or Nick will help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage!Licensed Carriers are generally insured for $3. 00. 00. 00. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our showroom. All shipping arrangements are provided by Jon or Nick as a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper. not with Jon or Nick. The amount of time it takes for delivery is dependent on the carrier. but is generally 7-14 days from the date the vehicle is picked up from our facility until it is delivered to your destination. Verify with the shipper for an Estimate Time of Arrival to be sure. Finalizing your Purchase: Jon or Nick will contact the successful high bidder by e-mail after the auction closes. Successful high bidder MUST communicate with Jon at Jon or Nick by e-mail or phone
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