1947 Mercury Station WagonSOLD

Gooding & Company Classic Car Auctions

See all the Images for this Car
To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 9, 2012. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960. Engine Specifications: 239 CID OHV Flathead V-8 Engine Holley 2-Barrel Carburetor 100 BHP at 3,800 RPM 3-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Front and Rear Solid Axles with Leaf Springs About this Car: In addition to producing Ford?s renowned Woodie station wagon, the skilled craftsmen at the Iron Mountain plant also manufactured a similar car on Mercury?s longer 118" wheelbase. Produced in far smaller numbers than their better-known cousins, the Mercury Woodies featured the sporty vertical-bar grille and were equipped exclusively with V-8 engines. Accounting for less than 20% of Iron Mountain?s total Woodie production that year, 3,558 examples of the 1947 Mercury wagon were manufactured, and they are exceedingly rare today. Believed to have spent much of its early life in the southern US, this eye-catching Mercury Woodie appeared for sale at a Tennessee-based dealer in October 1995 and was soon purchased by William K. Haines, Jr. of Massillon, Ohio. By the end of the decade, the car had been acquired by Robert Turnquist, the founder of the renowned Hibernia Auto Restorations in Hibernia, New Jersey, which has specialized in restoring vintage American automobiles since 1964. Mr. Turnquist was also a noted automotive author and original founding member of the CCCA. With Hibernia?s full resources at his disposal, he treated this picturesque Woodie to a sympathetic restoration that returned the car to a beautiful presentation. The Mercury remained in Mr. Turnquist?s private collection until he passed away in 2009, at which time it was purchased by Sonny Abaganale of Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Acquired by the consignor in early 2010, the car was treated to a freshening in April 2011 by noted American car expert Kevin Westmoreland of Performance Restorations in Cleveland, Georgia. Totaling almost $7,000 in invoices, the work addressed mechanical measures, including some zinc plating, the installation of a new radiator and detailing the engine compartment. This charming and unusual Woodie is a fine driver that is believed to possess its original woodwork. The exterior maple framing and mahogany panels display beautifully, as do the delicate basswood ceiling slats and interior door panels. It is a fascinating and sporty twist on the traditional Ford station wagon that should appeal to any Woodie enthusiast or Mercury connoisseur.

Reference Number 164037

as of 3/13/2012

Overview
Car 1947 Mercury Station Wagon
VIN 799A-1817213 
More Images
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car