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1913 Mercer Model 35 Runabout / 1186 Vehicle Information

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

1913 Mercer Model 35 photograph

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Sold for $2,425,000 at 2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction.
The minimalistic Raceabout with its pair of seats mounted to the chassis was the most famous Mercer, often overshadowing the range of body styles that Mercer offered. Some of these added only a little more bodywork than the Raceabout and thus, nearly identical performance. Among them was the Runabout which was offered in 1913 and 1914, which could be essentially considered a Raceabout with a full windshield, a slightly raised steering column, and side doors. It rested on the same 108-inch wheelbase chassis, powered by the same T-head four-cylinder engine, and backed by a four-speed transmission.

The earliest known owner of this Runabout is Frank Miller of Glendale, Ohio, who had acquired it by 1951. While in his care, it participated in no fewer than six Glidden Tours and earned many of the tour badges on its dashboard. It was acquired by Ed King before being passed to Joel Naive. After Mr. Naive's passing, it was acquired from his estate by a partnership of collectors from the Midwest, who sorted it mechanically, repalted the windshield and various other cosmetic touches, before showing it at the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance in 2000. In 2004, the car was sold to the current owners in 2004 at Bonhams' Brookline Auction at the Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The car wears the correct Mercer headlamps although they have long since been modified to operate on electricity. The original Flechter carburetor remains in place, and the hood, body, and fenders are all believed to be original.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2021



2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,000,000-USD $1,500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $2,425,000

1913 Mercer Model 35 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1913 sales)
1913 MERCER TYPE 35K RUNABOUT
Chassis#: 1186
Sold for USD$2,425,000
  2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
1913 Mercer Model 35 image  1913 Mercer Model 35 image  
1913 Mercer Type 35J 'Raceabout'
Sold for USD$896,000
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
1913 Mercer Model 35 image  1913 Mercer Model 35 image  
1913 Mercer Model 35J Raceabout Model by Sapor Modelltechnik
Sold for USD$28,750
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1913 MERCER RACEABOUT ROADSTER
Sold for USD$1,022,500
  2004 Bonhams - MOTOR CARS
 
1913 MERCER MODEL 35 ROADSTER RUNABOUT
Sold for USD$412,000
  2004 Bonhams - MOTORCARS BROOKLINE
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1913 Mercer Model 35's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1913 Mercer Model 3511432008 Gooding & Company   

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Mercer Model 35 Vehicle Profiles
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1911
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1911
Profile
Toy Tonneau
Mercer Model 35 Toy Tonneau

Model Year: 1911
Profile

Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 35-R-354
Model Year: 1911
Profile and Auction History
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1912
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1912
Profile

Runabout
Mercer Model 35 Runabout

Chassis Num: 35D456
Model Year: 1912
Profile and Auction History
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 546
Model Year: 1912
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Profile

Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Engine Num: 1462
Model Year: 1913
Profile and Auction History
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913

Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Profile

Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Profile

Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1913
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 1143
Engine Num: 35J 716
Model Year: 1913
Profile and Auction History
Runabout
Mercer Model 35 Runabout

Chassis Num: 1186
Engine Num: 954
Model Year: 1913
Profile and Auction History

Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 1579
Model Year: 1913
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1914
Profile
Roadster
Mercer Model 35 Roadster

Model Year: 1914

Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 1053
Model Year: 1914
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 1989
Model Year: 1914
Profile
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 4
Model Year: 1914
Profile

Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 905 or 907
Model Year: 1914
Profile


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