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Old 01-17-2020, 07:41 AM   #21
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Not that I want to get off subject but what is a running 39 Mercury worth ? I have a chance to buy one running and driving and it comes with a parts car which in my opinion is pretty worn!
That is a "Loaded" question. What body styles?, what sort of condition are both cars?? Do both cars have the original Mercury motors etc etc??? I can ALSO tell you that there have been a "few" 39 & 40's for sale recently (including one in the above post) and I believe in the "SWAP" section here on the barn. There was an extremely nice 40 4 door (on the EFV8 Club web page) not too long ago and it had started at around the $20K mark and gotten down to $16K and to my knowledge no takers. SO if that helps any!!!
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:01 PM   #22
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I know its not a 39 BUT a 40 but its a "really" sweet 40 and has lowered the price now to just under $14,000. https://www.oldcaronline.com/1940-Me...e-ID842358.htm
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I own a 39 Mercury Town Sedan. I'm not a four door guy but I have history with this car. In 1967 at age 13 using paper route money, purchased this car (with Dad's blessings) from the original owner for 150 bucks. It was a solid car, all original running,driving car. About 2 years later having lost garage space I was told I had to sell it because it was too nice to sit outside (Dad was right). Car was sold to a car collector friend of the family for $650.00. I spent the next 45 years trying to buy "my Merc" back and ultimately purchased it from his estate for $10,000.00. I have replaced tires, all brakes, wiring harness, rebuilt shocks, carb, Skip's water pumps, Bubba distributor, front and rear springs, etc, etc. The car runs and drives nicely, I have a Columbia overdrive I could install, but after all is said and done, it probably is still a $10,000 to $14,000 car. Any opinions?
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:21 AM   #24
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I attempted to post some pics of the Merc, a process that always has worked for me before, but upload failed due to "missing security token", got me on that one.
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I'll try again......
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:58 AM   #26
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Beautiful car! Thanks for posting the picture
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:43 PM   #27
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In my opinion, the market is VERY soft. Too many of us old guys dying off, and the younger crowd largely doesn't care. The models that I follow, are heading south. And, when I check on something, it's not sold (months later). The Horseless Carriage crowd is especially affected. And, of course, there are still a lot of 'dreamers' that advertise in Hemming's, using yesterday's prices. On the models that I follow, it's easy to separate the dreamers, from those that really want to sell.
A couple of my friends, both professional appraisers, have both confirmed it's their opinion of a very soft market. One car in particular that I have an interest in... a few short years ago, it was probably a 65-70K Dearborn car. The appraisers both say it MIGHT bring 45-50 today. And, the owner has been seeing offers in the 23-25 range. I guess what I'm saying, beware. (obviously, opinion)
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:23 PM   #28
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bobH,
Oh, I completely agree, the type of cars we like here, have an aging, decreasing population of buyers. Regarding my 39 Merc as mentioned, I have a Columbia overdrive and all the controls, about $3000.00 worth of stuff. If I do install it, will be because I want to, not because it will make it worth more because I doubt it would. Now I enjoy having and driving old cars, and if pricing continues to trend downward......... perhaps I might still be able to buy my dreamed of fourty Ford coupe!!
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:03 PM   #29
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how rare in aussie i have one still in lhd know of one other that was rodded and as far as i know thats it would love to hear of any others lurking out down under
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:42 PM   #30
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I have a 40 merc 4 door needing a new home. ��
No hubcaps though....

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/58232430
Can you pm me please
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:18 PM   #31
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Quite a few fordor Mercury sedans still in NZ.
I had one back in the 60's.
Maroon paintwork.
Beautiful original leather upholstery.
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