- May 28, 2010
Most Valuable Mercurys of All Time
The Most Valuable Mercurys
1946 Sportsman Woody Convertible
Valued at: $365,000Resembling the popular “Woody” station wagons of the time, the Sportsman Convertible was a great idea. But sales were slow, making this rare bird -- only 205 sold -- the most valuable Mercury extant.
1949 Woody Wagon
Valued at: $113,000The first new post-war design, the ’49 Merc was loved by contemporary hot-rodders for both its looks and powerful flathead V8. The novelty of a two-door Woody wagon makes it unsurprising that this model is now highly prized.
1957 Turnpike Cruiser Convertible
Valued at: $112,000The Turnpike Cruiser (pictured on the left) was the top-of-the-line Mercury model. Designed to improve the brand’s image, it was loaded with “futuristic” power features including a pushbutton transmission. The convertible was originally designed as the 1957 Indianapolis 500 pace car, and positive public reaction gave Ford reason to put it into production.
1965 Comet Cyclone Coupe Holman Moody
Valued at: $155,000The Comet was just a cheap compact sibling to the Ford Falcon, but when fitted with a V8 engine it became the high-performance Cyclone. Holman Moody was Ford’s racing team, and it built just a handful of drag race cars, which scrapped the standard V8 in favor of Ford's 427-cubic-inch racing engine.
1969 Cougar Eliminator Boss 429 Coupe
Valued at: $112,700The Cougar was the “Mercury Mustang,” a larger, plusher pony car. Only two Cougars were built with Ford’s baddest big-block V8, making this among the rarest of muscle cars.