Offering my 1941 Mercury Convertible! This amazing vehicle is an
original Arizona car with an Arizona Title in the name of
Leo Gephart which came from his Scottsdale Arizona
Collection. I believe I am the second private owner of
this car. Leo Gephart's Classic car was featured in the May, 2008
Hemming's Classic car by Jim Donnelly's feature on Gephart
"The Architect of the Collector Car Hobby". It's a
great history of classic cars and the beginning of Barrett-Jackson.
Tom Barrett and Russ Jackson were friends and customers of Leo
Gephart and Leo talked them into forming a Classic Vintage Car
The JLR Classic Restoration team in Minneapolis were
commissioned by the owner for a total rebuild and to keep the
original classic lines of a 1941 Mercury Convertible, yet update
the drive train with the finest modern components regardless of
price. This is a very rare car, with ONLY 7 unmolested 41 Mercury
Convertibles in existence today. A Nut and Bolt protocol was in
place during all stages of the three-year restoration.
- 1953 Mercury Flathead dressed with Offenhauser
HC polished finned heads. Engine was treated to a $10K rebuild by
"Headquarters Machine" during the winter of
- Offenhauser intake manifold with twin
- Sanderson Block Hugger Silver Ceramic coated
exhaust headers and twin Porter Exhaust.
- Vintage Auto Garage electrical system
- Power Master 12v Performance starter.
- Cooling by custom Be-Cool large aluminum
radiator and a Maradyne fan on temperature controlled
- Pertronix Ignitor Electronic Ignition with a
Flame Thrower coil.
- Electric fuel pumps. New fuel system with new aluminum fuel
tank and lines
- GM TURBO-HYDRAMATIC 700R automatic 4 speed
transmission with over drive (5 speeds forward-nice)
- 9' Ford C7AW-E Truck/Car Differential with Posi traction.
SUSPENSION AND BRAKES:
- Wilwood 11" ventilated, drilled slotted rotors
w/ power assist.
- Wilwood 4-piston Red Calipers front &
- The stopping prowess of braking is race car quality. No
- All suspension components are either polished stainless or
- Heidts Superide front suspension with polished
stainless upper and lower control arms.
- Power Mustang II Rack and pinion BSM Power
- Mustang II stock height spindles.
- Heidts Coil-Over adjustable shocks with chrome
- Heidts front sway bar.
- Ride-Tech Paralled 4 link Polished Stainless
bars locating rear axel.
- Ride-Tech coil over adjustable front and rear
HEADLIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS:
- 12v turn signal controls front series of Gold LED lights across
the bottom of the 12v.
- 7" Halogen headlights and through the Blue Dot tail
WHEELS AND TIRES:
- Wheel Smith Vintage Mercury 6" front, 8" rear
with original inside and outside Chrome Beauty Rings.
- Diamond Black Classic Michelin Radials: Front
215/70R16-2.75" wide white wall Rear 265/70R16-3.25 wide white
- New Wheel Smith Vintage 6 & 8 inch wheels
replaced original 4 1/2 inch wheels.
- Wheels were made special order for this car.
CHASSIS AND BODY:
- Rotisserie stripped and painted after
suspension mounts were welded in place.
- NO rust, NO bondo or damage history found on frame of body
INTERIOR AND TOP:
- Interior was so beautiful we left it all original except new
Wilton English Red Wool Carpets. Seats were as is
all red leather.
- All new glass windows, all new chrome door handles and keyed
alike door, ignition and trunk locks.
- 12v electric wiper motors replace sluggish vacuum system.
- Original heater and defroster work as new.
- Top is original white with glass rear window and red
- All dash instruments work and are rheostat controlled. Clock
was changed to new quartz movement and refuses to be reliable.
- The clandestine remote controlled Sony radio/disc player works
well but it takes 2nd place to the Flat Head growl at full
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 2014-2016 power and
drivability. These are the features of arguably the finest
unmolested 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. Limited exposure to the car show circuit was limited
because of owner's infirmities. We entered one major local show;
Wayzata's 50's Fever, and won "Collector's Choice
and Drivability Awards." This car was also selected as "Car
of the Month" (August, 2016) by Vintage Auto Garage, San Ramon,
All the invoices from the restoration are available for
- Interior Color:Red
- Restoration History:Fully Restored
- Exterior Condition:Excellent
- Seat Material:Leather
- CD Player:Yes
- AM/FM Radio:Yes
- Power Brakes:Yes
- Power Steering:Yes
- Engine History:Replaced
- Engine Condition:Running
- Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive