*1946 Mercury 69M Woodie Station Wagon*There are few more quintessentially classic American cars than a classic woodie wagon and without a doubt the wood paneled vehicles produced by Ford and Mercury in the late-1930s and mid-1940s are some of the best. The Mercury 69M was based on the second generation Mercury Eight chassis of cars that debuted in 1941 but saw production pause during World War II before being brought back for model years 1946-1948. These cars shared a body shell with the lower-end Ford Super DeLuxe but were equipped with a longer wheelbase and a heavily refined chassis. Offered as a coupe sedan convertible and station wagon the Mercury Woodie Wagon took the spot as the most expensive vehicle in the range with just 2 797 produced in 1946.This Mercury 69M Woodie Wagon is without a doubt one of the best examples available anywhere. Subject to a meticulous restoration by marque experts it is near impossible to find fault with this example and would be the crown jewel of any collection. When you walk up to this wagon the first thing you are taken by is the stunning contrast between the deep black paint and the flawless wood paneling around the vehicle. When paired with swathes of immaculate chrome trim on the fenders bumpers and hubcaps it is no wonder that this car took home a Best in Class trophy from the Kirkland Concours when it was exhibited there.One of the things that is such a treat about driving around in a woodie is that not only do the people outside the car get to enjoy it but the majority of the cabin is made up of wood as well. In this Mercury all three rows of seats are surrounded by two-tone wood trim that carries through from the doors onto the dashboard and the intricately ribbed wood that runs the length of the roof. This woodwork is all paired with deep burgundy vinyl seating and absolutely perfect bakelite and aluminum trim on the dashboard and steering wheel.Open the hood and you are greeted by a 239 ci Flathead V8 engine that is rated at 100 horsepower and 180 lb ft of torque which is plenty to move this wagon down the road. This engine is backed up by a 3-speed column shift manual gearbox that shifts smoothly and makes for a fun authentic driving experience. Its no surprise when you look at the mechanicals that this car is a show winner- the engine bay is positively immaculate and this continues under the car which has been finished to as high of a degree as the top of the car. If you want to buy a car that needs nothing before hitting the show circuit look no further.What is so appealing about this woodie is that regardless of whether you want to start taking it to shows or would prefer to just drive it around at your lake house it needs absolutely nothing to fulfill the role. Due to the way wood wears many of these stunning cars didnt stand the test of time and out of the original 2 797 it stands to reason the number still in existence is a mere fraction of that figure. If you have always wanted a woodie wagon there is no point in looking further because this is just about the best you will find anywhere.*Standard Features* * 239ci Flathead V8 * 3-Speed Manual * Column Shift * Leaf Spring Suspension * Rear Wheel Drive * 4-Wheel Drum Brakes * 3-Row Seating * Gauge Cluster * Exterior Wood Trim * Interior Wood Trim * Cabin HeaterFor more information on this 1946 Mercury 69M Woodie Station Wagon or any of our 100+ High-Performance Exotic and Special Interest cars always in stock contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to drop by our 40 000+ sq ft of Indoor Showrooms in Bellevue WA - Home of an Exciting Inventory of Luxury Exotic High Performance and Collectible Automobiles. With 150+ Always On Site Nobody Has What We Have!
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