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Old 10-23-2020, 05:06 PM   #21
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I really like 41 Mercs, something about that cool front end. If I wasn't full up and out of money I would be interested. In general post 40 cars don't interest me much but 41 Mercs are an exception. Sad that all the time and money put into making something a Dearborn contestant has lost so much value in the marketplace. I know my wagon isn't worth what it used to but I don't really care as none of the cars I have now are for sale and hey the insurance should now be cheaper!
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Old 10-24-2020, 12:50 AM   #22
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Bob, Your post adds considerably to the provenance of the car and should be of value to any new owner.
Are you able to provide confirmation that you have no interest in the sale?
I can guarantee you, I'm only a bystander. If I were a 'candidate', it would already be in my garage. Thanks for your comment.
I've driven this car a few times, and can attest that I believe it's a good one.
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Old 10-24-2020, 01:18 AM   #23
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Really loved your post! RAK was my grandpa and as you know a HUGE lover of cars and specifically fords. The 36 truck I just finished restoring was his shop truck and regretfully he never got to see it done. When I picked it up from him he made me commit to him I would not put a Chevrolet motor in it! I wish that I had gotten more time to learn what he knew but am thankful to have gotten his love of cars. Your so right about his attention to detail and how much he stressed to do things the right way.
Thanks for the post. I knew where the truck went, I just didn't know that you were 'one-in-the-same'. Last time I saw your truck, it was still under the roof next to the garage. My recollection is, chassis was done (I think). I'm a little fuzzy on your engine. Is that the one that he (at one time) had in the 40? I think it might have been. I knew it used to be his shop truck. And, I think, maybe, it was going to be the next one on his restoration list. (Or, maybe the Model A?) I'm glad for you, and congratulations on what you've done with the 36. G-Pa and I were pretty good friends, for about the last 25-plus years. I learned a lot from him, and we shared our outlook on the care and feeding of old Ford's/Merc's.
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Old 10-24-2020, 07:15 AM   #24
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Thanks for the post. I knew where the truck went, I just didn't know that you were 'one-in-the-same'. Last time I saw your truck, it was still under the roof next to the garage. My recollection is, chassis was done (I think). I'm a little fuzzy on your engine. Is that the one that he (at one time) had in the 40? I think it might have been. I knew it used to be his shop truck. And, I think, maybe, it was going to be the next one on his restoration list. (Or, maybe the Model A?) I'm glad for you, and congratulations on what you've done with the 36. G-Pa and I were pretty good friends, for about the last 25-plus years. I learned a lot from him, and we shared our outlook on the care and feeding of old Ford's/Merc's.
I think there were some things he had started on like the rear end and transmission but they had sat for a long time so I just went back through all of it. You are correct that it was next on his list and that motor, 8BA, was from the 40.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:07 AM   #25
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So while everyone is throwing out opinions, which is great, what range for a 1946 Super Deluxe Convertible, Black, with red interior, Haartz cloth top, older restoration, but in exceptional immaculate condition, Everything works, AACA senior winner...
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I sell my cars myself, that way I get what I want. Manny people that has taken there cars to a Auctions loss there butt. Very few get what they want.
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Old 11-04-2020, 01:43 AM   #27
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Coming up next Friday the 13th in Las Vegas. https://www.mecum.com/lots/LN1120-42...y-convertible/
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Old 11-04-2020, 05:39 AM   #28
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Price is down on these cars.
I don't have a crystal ball either..but I do have common sense.
I would never put a car in a "no reserve" auction.
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Old 11-13-2020, 04:15 PM   #29
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I’m pretty pumped to say that I bought grandpas car at auction today!
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Old 11-13-2020, 05:36 PM   #30
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Im pretty pumped to say that I bought grandpas car at auction today!
That's great! Enjoy it. i just checked your truck thread too. Nice job.

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Old 11-13-2020, 06:07 PM   #31
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So glad to hear you got it! Looked very nice and price even with fees was very fair. Going to be in the family for a while I would expect. Congratulations !!
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:36 PM   #32
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I have not witnessed much of a decline in the value or desirability, in antique, muscle, and collector cars. The good ones, like this '41, will still bring strong dollars.

Mecum sold a really nice '34 Ford Roadster pickup in Davenport, Iowa last spring for $104,000. That is some serious money.

I am old enough to remember the gloom and doom days of the 1973 oil embargo, when everybody who owned SS Chevelle big blocks, 429 Boss Mustangs, etc. were trading them in for Pintos and Vegas to try to get something with a little better gas mileage. And did they ever take it in the shorts when they did that.

Look what those cars sell for today. The smart guys kept their heads about them and held onto the cars.

If they go up in value in the future, well OK. If they crash, that's OK too who really cares. The ones burned the most will be that guy that spent a quarter of a million dollars on a '70 Boss 429 that may be worthless in a few years if the politicians have their way. They got into the game too late. But if you have that kind of dough to play with you're not going to miss it anyway
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:37 PM   #33
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Im pretty pumped to say that I bought grandpas car at auction today!
Good for you. It now has a home where it will be cared for and be part of the family.
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:01 PM   #34
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It's a crap shoot, if you get two guy's that really want, it who knows. I've seen cars go for a lot less than I would figure and some a lot more. V-8 Fords aren't bringing what they once did, Mercury's do a little better. Now everybody want's Camaro's and Mustang's. Bottom line is, if it's a no reserve auction, be prepared to be disappointed and if you get what you want be happy with it.
If you get two guys that want a '41 Merc in the same room, you've done well.
If that car hit $30k, I'd be amazed.
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Yep, we're the guys who had a discussion about "Postal Zones" a couple of days ago.
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:56 PM   #36
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Anyone ever use mecum shipping? Looks like them or Reliable are in the running?
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Old 11-13-2020, 10:54 PM   #37
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$27,500 SOLD Nov 13, 2020 Mecum Las Vegas (2020) Lot #F66

1941 Mercury Convertible

STATUS: $27,500 SOLD Nov 13, 2020

LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV


This 1941 Mercury Convertible was last sold at the Mecum Las Vegas (2020) classic car auction on Nov 13, 2020
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:12 PM   #38
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$27,500 SOLD Nov 13, 2020 Mecum Las Vegas (2020) Lot #F66

1941 Mercury Convertible

STATUS: $27,500 SOLD Nov 13, 2020

LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV


This 1941 Mercury Convertible was last sold at the Mecum Las Vegas (2020) classic car auction on Nov 13, 2020
Wow now I thought it would go higher but I really don't know their value.

Kube hit that one square on the head. He was right on.
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Old 11-14-2020, 08:53 AM   #39
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Not sure why/where it says $27,500, it ended up going for $25k
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Not sure why/where it says $27,500, it ended up going for $25k
10% buyers premium ??
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