Rik Hoving who is an expert on custom cars wrote this about this car.
The Sam Barris 1940 Mercury on ebay??? Nah don’t think so. Not sure why the seller even think it is, because this car obviously has 1939 Mercury front sheet metal and a 39 dashboard…. But.. there is a BUT. This car does have some Barris history. In fact this car was constructed from a large portion of the remains of the Barris built Johnny Zaro 1940 Mercury. more info on this on the CUSTOM CAR PHOTO ARCHIVE SITE. http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/beautiful_custom_cars/barris-1/1939-mercury-conver/
Whatever the case this is a bitchen Car, I love it.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A BARRIS CAR FOR SALE ? WELL HERE IT IS , THIS CAR IS BELIEVED TO BE THE CAR THAT SAM BARRIS OWNED .
THIS CAS HAS BEEN CERTIFIED BY GEORGE BARRIS WITH A LETTER OF CETIFICATION THAT COMES WITH IT.
WHEN THE CURRENT OWNER BOUGHT IT THE CAR WAS PINK AND IN NEED OF RESTORATION SO HE RESTORED IT TO HIS LIKING WHICH IS THE WAY YOUY SEE IT NOW.
SOME OF THE FEATURES THIS CAR HAS : ONE PIECE CARSON ALL MEATAL TOP OXBLOOD CUSTOM INTEIOR FORD 8″ REAR END CHOPED 6 AND 9 INCHES SBC MOTOR AND AUTO TRANS THIS CAR RUNS AND DRIVES , WAS RESTORED AND PUT AWAY INTO A PRIVATE COLLECTION WHICH IS WERE IT STILL SITS TODAY.
YOU WILL NOT FIND ANOTHER LIKE THIS EVER FOR THIS LOW LOW RESERVE PRICE PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING AND DONT BID IF YOU DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY!!