Offering my rare and desirable 1941 Mercury Convertible! One of only 8157 built and one of the few left in stock configuration. This car is an original rust free car coming from the Leo Gephart Collection of Scottsdale Arizona to me with an Arizona title in the name of Leo Gephart. It appears that I am the second private owner of the car.
It was selected as the "Car of the Month" by Vintage Auto Garage, San Ramon, California. Gephart's collection was featured in the 2008 Hemmings Classic Car Collection and won every car show it entered including the prestigious Wayzata 50's Fever Collectors Choice and Drivability Awards.
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Over-All Impression: If all the above parts were laid out and assembled by master technicians, you would have a factory new 1941 Mercury Convertible with 2016-2018 power and drivability. These are the features of arguably the finest 1941 Mercury Convertible on the road today. No cost limits were placed on this restoration. The owner finds excuses to drive the car daily in season. It's a delightful and dependable ride. The car acquits itself well at, or often above, legal limits. Highway driving is as if the car is on tracks. It drives straight and smooth. You just point the car in the direction you want to go, and with out any conscious steering input, the car just goes there. Remarkable control. The car does well as a show car or daily driver in season. Pulls trophies at every show. This is a very rare Mercury and would be a complement to any collection. At age 85 it's time to release my favorite piece of Automotive History. I drove competition Formula SCCA for twenty some years in the Central division and this car is almost as much fun as that was and a whole lot cheaper.
All the invoices from the restoration are available for inspection. The original invoices for the car and total restoration add up to >$165,000. As new---none finer. This car has never allowed smoking; no ice or snow. Price Reduction: $65,000 OBO. Come and drive it, check out the Arizona title and write the check and drive home with a semi permanent smile that will take the mortician several days to get off. .
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