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A-04 1913 Mercer Model 35 J Raceabout

Perhaps the most original Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout in existence, this car was delivered new by the Whiting Motor Company in New York to John F. Gray, in whose family it remained for over 30 years. A subsequent owner shipped the raceabout to the West Coast and used it for several years in and around Del Mar, California .In 1943, it was sold to collector Herbert Royston, with whom it remained until the mid-1970s. It was then purchased by famed race car driver Phil Hill. This 60-hp, 5-liter raceabout cost $2,500 when new and ranks among the most sought after Brass Era cars in the world.
Owned in 2013 by Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California
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A-04 1913 Mercer Model 35 J Raceabout