I visited my hometown AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) swap meet today. As usual I was strolling along looking for Willys stuff. I found some nice Willys Advertisements and then a fellow told me about the 1942 Mercedes for sale, so I had to take a look.
By the time I was taking photos of it one fellow had already offered the owner $6,000.00 and explained how he would turn it into a street rod…… please for the love of all that is good and holy no!!!!
This is a very straight car. The interior was redone at some point but it is all there and runs well. Apparently the engine was rebuilt at as well.
The only rust is surface rust. All wood is around the windows though covered in some woodgrain vinyl. This looks like someone touched it up in the 1960s or 1970s. The main thing this car suffers from is some later add-ons like turn signal lights, and abuse from having sat outside for 15 or more years. However I saw no bondo signs. This car is a perfect restoration candidate. I hope someone sees this and saves it from a horrible fate as a street rod. The price and phone number form the windshield are below. If this really is a 1942 it is quite a deal on a wartime German car. Whether you use it as a WW2 staff car or restore it down to every detail anything is better than seeing something so complete and solid cut up.