Lot 27

1914 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout

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SOLD $4,790,000


$3,000,000 - $4,000,000





Car Highlights

A Genuine Four-Speed T-Head Mercer Raceabout; An Icon of American Motoring

Well Documented with Known History Dating Back to the Mid-1930s

Driven by Ralph De Palma in the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Old-Timer Race

Provenance Includes Noted Collectors James Melton, Ed King, and Tom Lester

The Centerpiece of The Jerry S. Foley III Collection for over 50 Years

Among the Most Famous and Desirable of All Antique Automobiles

Technical Specs

300 CID T-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Single Fletcher Updraft Carburetor

58 HP at 1,900 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

2-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes with Contracting Shoe on Driveshaft

Front Solid Axle with Friction Shock Absorbers

Rear Live Axle with Friction Shock Absorbers

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