Lawrence Garrison's 1940 Mercury
1940 Mercury Convertible owned and restyled by Lawrence Garrison of Massachusetts. The body was sectioned and channeled over the frame. The hood had to be sectioned due to this task as well. The gas filler pipe was relocated to inside the trunk. The car was nosed, decked and shaved for door handles. The car was shipped to San Diego during WWI, and a possibly set of Jimmy Summers fadeaway fenders kit where used on the car. The stock bumpers were swapped in favor of a 1947 Chevrolet unit up front and a 1947 Buick bumper in the rear, these parts might indicate that it was finished in 1947. The body was painted Ruby Maroon, wide white walls and custom hubcaps wrapped up the style. There are installed a set of nicely styled side windows, which could indicate that it was fit with a padded top. There are also some rumors that Valley Customs might have been working on it as well, however no real evidence can be found of that. Dave Christensen in Redlands, East Los Angeles, California found it in the mid 1960s. He passed it on to his grandson, which managed to get the old custom up and running once again.
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