Mercury Woodie Station Wagon
he 1942 model is considered by many to be the most attractive early Mercury station wagon, and with 783 built is certainly the rarest. Its horizontal bar grille is more plainly esthetic than the 1941’s slanted combs, and certainly less ornate than the 1946-48 style, with its horizontal-vertical medley. The more delicate fender trim, too, gives it a lighter feel, in contrast to the more heavy-handed application of brightwork on the later models.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in June of 2012 at the Dingman Collection, Hampton, New Hampshire.
95 bhp, 239.4 cu. in. Flathead V8 engine, three-speed manual transmission with Columbia rear end, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 118".
Source: RM Auctions
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