1947 Mercury Woodie Station Wagon
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercury
- Model: Woodie
- Type: Wagon
- Doors: 5
- Year: 1947
- Mileage: 38045
- VIN: 1835043
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 239ci Flathead V8
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Tan
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1947 Mercury Woodie
Outstanding restoration to a worthy Mercury 79M Station Wagon! It represents on our only 3558 produced in 1947 and even fewer that remain today! Completely refinished in methodical fashion with show-worthy results inside, outside, and underneath! A superb driver that is also fully sorted for immediate road use and enjoyment! Don't miss this opportunity!
The Mercury was a perfect fit for the Ford Motor Company as an intermediate offering between Ford's upscale Deluxe model, and their premium Lincoln brand. Mercury offered the Eight Series in a multitude of body styles through the early 1950's. Styling changes were minimum after World War II, and it wasn't until 1947 that truly noticeable changes were seen. It was this year you would find the Mercury name placed on the side of the hood, along with the grill no bordered in chrome. The vertical EIGHT script on the center remained from 1946. Different hubcaps were used with script painted in black with white wings accenting the letters. More chrome was used on the interior around the dash instrumentation with redesigned dial faces. All models features cloth interiors, only the convertible and station wagon models were available with leather upholstery.
Offered here is a stunningly restored 1947 Mercury Eight Station Wagon, or Woodie as they have been affectionately known. Our example was treated to a full frame-off restoration with exquisite results! Finished in Midland Maroon over Brown Leather interior with beautifully refinished exterior wood in maple/birch framing with mahogany inner paneling! Features include 239 Flathead V8 producing 100 factory horsepower mated to a 3-speed manual transmission, with a Columbia 2-speed overdrive rear axle! Options include signal-seeking AM radio with tone control, cowl ventilation, deluxe heater/defrost, rubber floor mats, working electric clock, original hubcaps & trim rings, Firestone Deluxe Champion 6.70-15 wide whitewall tires, trumpet horns, fender rock guards, 3 rows of seating, reverse light, rear mounted spare with hard cover, and V8 turndown exhaust tip.
Definitely one of the finest Woodies available on the market, restored to the highest standards with no nut or bolt left untouched during the process! With the chassis fully repainted and fitted with all new rubber suspension bushings, all new mounting hardware, new shocks, stainless fuel & brake lines, all new braking equipment, parking brake cables, fully rebuilt front end, rebuilt engine, transmission and rear differential! The body was meticulously stripped to bare metal, primed, & painted in an expert manner with results that would prove worthy at the concours level. Even the inner fenders well were polished and finished to match the exterior. To our knowledge the original exterior wood remains all original and professionally refinished to outstanding, better than new condition! Inside the cabin, the continued effort to produce show worthy standards, the flooring, seating upholstery, dash finish, and beautiful gauges all continue to look simply amazing!
This example has a California history that later placed this example into the Pack Auto Museum in Carrollton, Texas in August 2012. Sam Pack is a very successful automotive dealer with four Ford dealerships throughout Texas, along with one Chevrolet & one Subaru franchise. Mr. Pack's is well regarded as having one of the finest collections of dealership-owned classic and special interest automobiles in the country, showcasing some 265 vehicles on display for tours! He must have been successfully convinced to sell this particular Mercury Station Wagon to another Ford dealership owner; Watson Quality Ford based in Jackson, Mississippi in October 2014. We were lucky to acquire this exceptional collector piece just after the Watson dealership sold, and the majority of the Watson Ford collection was sold off along with it soon after.
Make no mistake about the sincerely quality of this restoration. From the all new wiring to all new window glass, it is now presented in show worthy with a drivable quality that would rival any other Woodie on the market. A sensational example throughout and one we invite any prospective buyers to come see in person. Finding factory production wood structure vehicles in the Ford/Mercury brand, all constructed by the hands of a unique labor team of about 300 craftsmen, are becoming very difficult to find in this condition. In fact, just 3,558 Mercury 79M Station Wagon examples were produced in 1947. The ones that remain are not just special, but a complete disregard to what time and Mother Nature's effort to bring them back to earth! Please feel free to schedule a chance to own this very special piece of automotive production history before missing this opportunity altogether. Once the educated collector locates this one, it will not last long!