The Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP109
1947 Mercury Convertible

Auctioned on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Sold at $44,550

  • Engine Displacement: 239
  • Transmission: Manual

The Mercury production numbers for 1947 numbered 10,221 but the Canadian-built units, with the subtle front end differences, numbered far less. The example offered here, with a price tag of $2,002 in 1947, is one of those Canadian units making this a very rare one indeed. This spectacular Mercury has been pulled from a private Alberta collection to thin out the herd so-to-speak, and will be proudly offered for sale by its 77 year old owner who hopes that the new owner will get as much pleasure and enjoyment out of it as he did. The car underwent a no-expense-spared nut & bolt body-off restoration with much attention paid to detail and authenticity. Refinished in the original colour of Maize Yellow, the restoration included a complete detailing of the engine bay and undercarriage. The car is powered by a 239 cubic inch flathead V8 producing 100 horsepower coupled to a 3-speed manual transmission, and is equipped with a black canvas convertible top, radio, dual mirrors, wide whitewall tires, front and rear wingtips and beauty rings. A rare opportunity to acquire a splendid example of a rare Mercury.