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A 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout Offered by Gooding & Company

The L-head Mercer Raceabout was a very popular car in its day and age, and since the beginning of car collecting it has also been a favorite with serious pre-war car enthusiasts. Its attractive and flowing lines stood out during its day when rather conservative styling was common. It was the second model of its type…

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A Pair of Sporty and Attractive L-Head Mercers

Featured here are two of the well-known and sleek L-Head Mercer models that were produced between the years of 1915 and 1922. The top photo shows one the well-known Raceabouts and the bottom photo is of a Sporting, a four passenger touring car with a steeply raked windshield and much more style then was normally…

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A Boston Area Mercer Raceabout and a Three-Eyed Dog with Two Noses

Recently we featured a 1915 Mercer L-Head Raceabout and today we have a photo of one the last of the famous T-Head Mercer Raceabouts that were produced in 1914. George F. Schulz, who lived in Dedham, MA at the time owned the car. His grandson, Brendan Harrington, shared both photos with us, and tells us…

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A Man, a 1911 Mercer Runabout and His Canine Friends

Now here is a photo that we here at The Old Motor can really connect with, as it contains two of our all time favorites; a 1911 t-head Mercer and a pair of dogs. As we write this in the middle of the winter, in front of a roaring fire in the wood stove, on…

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A custom bodied T-Head Mercer

The car shown here is a very interesting T-Head Mercer, that is wearing a custom body by an unknown coach-builder (we are hopeful a reader can ID the maker). It appears to be either a 1913 or 1914 model, as it is equipped with electric lamps. If it is in fact a late car, it…

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Mercer motorcars gathered at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

At the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, there was a wonderful feature class and reunion of twelve Mercer automobiles. They ranged from two early 1910 Model 30 cars, a Roadster and a Touring Car, four Model 35 t-head Raceabouts and a Model 45 racing car. The later machines were represented by three of the later l-head…

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A T-Head Mercer racing special

We were thrilled to obtain this great image recently of a modified T-Head Mercer racing car, which appears to have been taken at some point in the late-teens at a race track. The car was an individual effort and not likely to be one of the original Mercer racing team cars. It has had quite…

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A 1911 Mercer Raceabout

A young Mercer enthusiast is seen above posing in a 1911 Raceabout. This is the first year in the four year run that the legendary cars were made. The Raceabout above has been equipped with added electric head, side lights and a small horn or siren at the base of the fire wall. 1911 Raceabouts came from…

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