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1913 Mercer Model 35 Raceabout Vehicle Profile

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

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 $896,000 at 2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island.
The Mercer Type 35 Raceabout was produced from 1911 through 1914 and was considered to be the United States original sports car, beating the Stutz Bear Cat by a year. These were essentially a road-going automobile that felt equally at home on the race track. The engine was a well-engineered T-head 4-cylidner unit with blocks cast in pairs and mounted on an aluminum crankcase. It was the work of engineer Finley Robertson Porter and could propel to the car to speeds of 100 mph, making it one of the fastest automobiles in the world.

This particular Mercer Type 35J Raceabout is part of the Don C. Boulton collection. Mr. Boulton had the car restored by Stu Laidlaw, using a collection of Type 35 components acquired from Roger Ellis, with bodywork that is extremely authentic in its appearance, including proper seats. The car has Rushmont Searchlight headlamps fed by a Prestolite acetylene tank. There are wooden wheels painted Mercer Yellow with black striping. Other items include the Dietz two-tiered brass sidelights, Dietz Dainty taillamp, Warner Auto-Meter, Bosch magneto, and correct Mercer-badged Boyce Motometer crowns the radiator.

The engine is a 301 cubic-inch T-head four-cylinder unit offering 34 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission, rear-wheel drum brakes, and semi-elliptic leaf springs with Hartford Friction-Type shock absorbers.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019



2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $800,000-USD $1,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $896,000

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.
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1913 Mercer Model 3511432008 Gooding & Company   

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Mercer Model 35 Vehicle Profiles
Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1911
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Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1911
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Toy Tonneau
Mercer Model 35 Toy Tonneau

Model Year: 1911
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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
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Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Model Year: 1912
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Mercer Model 35 Runabout

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

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

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

Chassis Num: 4
Model Year: 1914
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Raceabout
Mercer Model 35 Raceabout

Chassis Num: 905 or 907
Model Year: 1914
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