This is a stunning example of a perfectly restored and well-maintained 1946 Mercury Monarch Woody wagon. Rare at best, this wagon is a running driving example that presents itself beautifully and is a fully fledged collector vehicle. The first Monarchs debuted in 1946, as contemporary Mercury models with Canadian market-specific trim, unique grilles, taillights and other trim to marginally differentiate them from their Mercury relatives. Only 33 examples were produced in 1946 so this car is extremally rare.
This 1946 Mercury Monarch Woody wagon was the recipient of an extensive restoration that included the paint, the interior restoration of the wood paneling, new leather upholstery, new rubber roof (from original manufacture material), complete engine rebuild (oil pressure is 80 psi at speed and holds close to this at idle) and new rubber flooring. The wagon also has the original equipment sun visor, tinted windows and seatbelts throughout. The exterior, the undercarriage and all mechanical components are in exceptional condition. An additional upgrade to a 12 Volt electrical system was carried out also which is itself, worth its weight in gold. As for finding parts, virtually all parts are common with the same period Fords and Mercurys.
In 2015 a Cape Cod boat yard restored the exterior wood by repairing minor wood issues and coating with seven coats of compound varnish; over 100 hours labor! June 2018 saw new Firestone Wide Whitewalls (driven approximately 100 miles). Like the rest of the car, the engine bay is in excellent condition overall and runs well. It is clean; everything is in order and properly installed. All of the hoses, connectors and wiring are in very good condition. The frame rails are solid and straight, the inner fenders are in very good condition.
Under current ownership she has had a carburetor rebuild, a Pertronix ignition and coil, new plugs and wires as well as a new distributor rotor cover and cap. The car features its factory installed 239cid, 100hp Flathead V8 that is coupled to her 3 speed manual column shift transmission, The car runs and drives perfectly and she is ready for a new home.
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Location: North Andover, Massachusetts, United States