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jerry whitfield

1911 Mercer race about sports car replica for sale $9500

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1911 Mercer, Type 35, race about sports car replica: it is an all steel replica built many years ago by a very skilled craftsman. This car will start anytime even after its been sitting and with good brakes is very dependable. It is the ultimate fun driver and parade car. It is full size exact replica of a 1911 Mercer Race about equipped with a 1953 Chevy truck 235" 6 cylinder engine and rests a 1940 chevy truck frame, manual transmission, and rear end. Gear ratio has not been changed in the rear end. Rear end has new bearings. Mileage unknown on the engine but it performs well. 200 miles on new tires. New carb and brakes. $9500. 336-765-8312, Reidsville, North Carolina, email for more pictures wwhitfield@triad.rr.com delivery assistance available. This car handles and performs very well and draws tremendous attention when driven. History of the Mercer: Mercer was an American automobile manufacturer from 1909 until 1925. It was notable for its high-performance cars, especially the Type 35 Race about. The result was one of the most admired sports cars of the decade; the 1910 Type-35R Race about, a stripped-down, two-seat speedster, designed to be "safely and consistently" driven at over 70 mph (110 km/h) (it was capable of over 90 mph (140 km/h). The Race about's inline 4-cylinder T-head engine displaced 293 cubic inches (4,800 cc) and developed 55 horsepower (41 kW) at 1,650 revolutions per minute. It won five of the six 1911 races it was entered in, losing only the first Indianapolis 500. Hundreds of racing victories followed. The Race about became one of the premier racing thoroughbreds of the era- highly coveted for its quality construction and exceptional handling.

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