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.