Built by Coachcraft, Peter Stengel’s ’41 Mercury was a masterpiece of prewar design – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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Coachbuilt cars are typically associated with marques like Duesenberg, Packard, and Rolls-Royce, but California shop Coachcraft worked with more attainable brands, too. This Coachcraft-built 1941 Mercury Sedanca de Ville custom, created for banking heir Peter Stengel, features a one-of-a-kind body and a multi-function top that transformed the car from coupe, to Victoria, to roadster. Part of RM Sotheby’s Petersen Museum auction, the unique Merc will cross the block in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, December 8.

Read Kurt’s article here at Hemmings

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