Offered for Sale by the California Automobile Museum
This 1941 Mercury Town Sedan looks to be a true barn find. It appears to be all original. The history of this vehicle is unknown but this vehicle is in fantastic shape for its age and for not being restored. The Mercury is coming from an estate and the only information I have on the vehicle is what I gathered from inspecting it and driving it myself. This vehicle has been with the current estate since 2009. This vehicle has a clean and clear California Title.
The exterior of this Mercury looks to be in very nice original condition. The paint has some spots where it has been rubbed through over the years but it still has shine to it. The paint does have chips and scratches throughout. The body is very solid and straight. There is one very small dent on the left front fender. The trim on the Mercury is complete and in good shape. The bumpers are straight but the chrome is starting to pit but is not rusted. The grill is complete and straight but does have some pitting. The glass in the vehicle is all intact and does not have any cracks in it but some pieces are starting to show some delaminating. The lenses for the headlights taillights and turn signals are all in good condition. The floors, rockers and trunk areas of this vehicle are in great shape and look very solid.
The interior of this Mercury appears to be all original. The front seat shows most of the wear. The drivers side has some tears in the fabric. The back seat is in great condition and does not have any rips or tears. The headliner is in great shape as well. The carpet in the back passenger compartment is complete and clean. The front rubber mat has some rips in it and the padding underneath is showing through in some areas. The door panels are all complete with the drivers door showing some wear. The dashboard is complete and all the knobs are present. The plastic surrounds on the glove box door and gauge cluster has some cracking throughout but they are complete. The front panel of the ashtray was repaired with body filler and was painted to try to match but does stand out. The steering wheel is in good shape but does have a couple of cracks.
This Mercury seems to run good. It fires up easily and idles well. It revs up decently as well. The engine compartment is orderly and everything appears stock. One of the hood springs is broken so the hood does not want to stay up on its own. This vehicle has sat for quite some time so I am sure that there will be things that need to be gone through. It does have a little bit of smoke that comes out of the tail pipe but it very faint. The clutch seems to be good in the car. The transmission shifts through all the gears as it should. The brakes are one part that are going to have to be gone though. When I picked the vehicle up the reservoir was empty, I filled it up and can pump the brakes to get a pedal but does not stay up. Because of this the vehicle will need to be trailered out of here. Electrically this vehicle seems to be in pretty good order. The gauges seem to work as they should. The lights all work but the high beams do not work when you hit the switch on the floor. I believe it could be the switch on the floor. All of the windows roll up and down as they should. The drivers vent wing window only cranks part way then has to be close manually the rest of the way. The passenger side works correctly.
This Mercury seems to have been well taken care of over its life. I am unaware if the mileage is true. I would guess by the condition of the vehicle that it is very possible to be the true and original mileage though. I do not have any history of the vehicle as it is coming from an estate.
I have tried to be very detailed and honest about the vehicle. I have driven the vehicle around our parking lot to make sure the vehicle is what I have described it as. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will answer your questions to the best of my ability.
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