John C. Silva, Jr.'s 1941 Mercury
1941 Mercury club coupe owned by John C. Silva, Jr. of Peabody, Massachusetts. Built on a 1948 Mercury frame, the body on John's Merc was chopped, channeled and sectioned. The radically restyled Merc featured a custom grille opening that incorporated canted quad headlights and a bullet grille. Power came from a hopped up 1951 Chrysler Hemi-engine. The car was shown at the 1961 Hartford Autorama. It was presented as an award winner in the souvenir program from the show, claiming that it had won several firsts. At the time it was valued at $2800.
- 1961 Hartford Autorama Souvenir Pictorial
- Anthony White
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