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1946 Mercury Series 69M Convertible / 799AI8I7244 Vehicle Information

1946 Mercury Series 69M photograph

1946 Mercury Series 69M photograph

1946 Mercury Series 69M1946 Mercury Series 69M
Sold for $44,000 at 2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions.
Though the war had ended and automobile production resumed, it would be several years before most automakers introduced a new product. Most just made a few changes to their pre-War line and tried to quickly settle the publics demand for vehicles.

For Mercury, post-War production resumed on November 1st of 1945. This was ten days after Lincoln-Mercury had become a separate division. The face-lifted Mercury was given a new 'high-style' grille design which the public approved. A total of 86,608 examples were sold making them the tenth-highest volume for 1946.

The Mercury's cost around $190 more than the Super DeLuxe Ford V8, and came with a four-inch longer wheelbase, upgraded upholstery, interior trimmings, and exterior trim. The 'flathead' V8 engine provided a hefty 100-horsepower which was controlled by four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

Both the Fords and Mercury's rode on a unique front-and-rear transverse leaf spring suspension. They made have been not as modern as some other setups on the road, but they worked really well and provided superior handling.

This 1946 Mercury Convertible is one of the few that has avoided a conversion into a hot rod or drag racer. Instead, it has been recently restored and painted in Moonstone Grey with a deep maroon leather interior, and black power convertible top.

In 2008 it was brought to the Automobiles of Amelia presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $50,000-$60,000. It was offered without reserve and sold for the sum of $44,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008



2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $50,000-USD $60,000 
Sale Price :
USD $44,000

1946 Mercury Series 69M Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1946 sales)
1946 Mercury Custom
Sold for USD$5,750
  2021 Fall Carlisle Auction
 
1946 Mercury Woody Wagon
Sold for USD$51,700
  2021 Mecum : Orlando
 
1946 Mercury Station Wagon
Chassis#: 99A979657
Sold for USD$68,200
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1946 Mercury Monterey Resto Mod
Sold for USD$22,000
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1946 Mercury
Sold for USD$20,900
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1946 MERCURY CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: AZ269653
Sold for USD$27,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1946 Mercury Custom Coupe
Chassis#: 799A1979397
Sold for USD$22,000
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1946 MERCURY CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: AZ269653
Sold for USD$17,050
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1946 MERCURY SUPER DELUXE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: DRF79485
Sold for USD$38,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1946 Mercury Convertible
Chassis#: WA98247692
Sold for USD$25,000
  2017 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1946 Mercury Convertible
Sold for USD$17,750
  2017 Silver Auction - Arizona in January 2017
 
1946 Mercury Club Coupe Street Rod
Chassis#: 6D14637
Sold for USD$14,000
  2016 Mecum : Anaheim
 
1946 Mercury
Sold for USD$8,000
  2016 Mecum : Chicago
 
1946 Mercury
Sold for USD$8,500
  2016 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1946 Mercury Convertible
Sold for USD$23,500
  2016 Mecum Portland
 
1946 Mercury Convertible
Sold for USD$34,000
  2016 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1946 MERCURY BUSINESS COUPE
Sold for USD$13,650
  2016 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 60
 
1946 MERCURY BUSINESS CPE
Sold for USD$13,650
  2016 McCormick's Auction # 60
 
1946 Mercury CVT
Sold for USD$4,750
  2015 Silver Auction - Theodore Merickel Estate Auction
 
1946 Mercury 2 DR Sedan
Sold for USD$1,300
  2015 Silver Auction - Theodore Merickel Estate Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1946 Mercury Series 69M's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1946 Mercury Woody Wagon 2021 Mecum : Las Vegas$41,000  
1946 Mercury Sieries 69M 2019 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1946 Mercury Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$20,000  
1946 Mercury Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$22,000  
1946 Mercury Convertible 2016 Dragone Auction Greenwich Weekend Auction $30,000$40,000
1946 Mercury Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kansas City Spring$32,000  
1946 Mercury Coupe 2014 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale$14,000  
1946 Mercury Coupe Street Rod 350 CI, Automatic 2013 Mecum Auction Chicago   
1946 Mercury Coupe Street Rod 2013 Mecum : Schaumburg   
1946 Mercury Deluxe Street Rod 350 CI, Automatic 2012 Mecum Dallas, TX$42,000  
1946 Mercury Deluxe Street Rod 350 CI, Automatic 2012 Mecum Houston, Tx$52,000  
1946 MERCURY BUSINESS COUPE99A1005702010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$27,000  
1946 Mercury Street Rod Coupe 2010 Mecum Auctions Monterey$22,000  
1946 Mercury Street Rod Coupe 2010 Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA Auction$20,000  
1946 Mercury Street Rod Coupe 2010 Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA Auction$23,000  
1946 Mercury Station Wagon99A-9851382010 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'EleganceCollectors' Motorcars $90,000$110,000
1946 Mercury Coupe 2009 Silver Auction Big Sky Collector Car Auction$14,000  
1946 MERCURY 2 DR COUPE99A12495912009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2009$19,000  
1946 Mercury Custom Coupe 2008 Leake Auctions Dallas 36th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$7,500  

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