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 Post subject: Merrimac Lincoln
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:48 pm 

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1921 Lincoln Touring by Merrimac Boby Co. 2956

The Lincoln body style is 101 but was stamped by Merrimac as 720.

One of the original partners in the firm Mr. William Jeffrey stated that "The Boston Agents kept the company fairly busy. Orders for special bodies were received from Lincoln agent, Funderbuck, Smith, and Mitchel. They ordered twelve De Luxe touring cars; however, they only took delivery of six of them as they were going out of business. Mr. Funderbuck asked Mr. Henry Ford to come to Merrimac and see the rest of the bodies. The next day an order was received from the Ford Company for the remaining six."
This is one of those twelve cars.

The Ford Museum archives say the assembly date was 10.15.1921 suggesting it was one of the early six cars built before Ford took over Lincoln. The original engine number was 3001 (which we have but is not currently in the car). The archives also say the car had a Body Number as "spec" (this is usually a code for the bodybuilder) Orginal color Lincoln Blue with brown leather trip.
The car has been in our family since 1971.

List of Ownership
Ernest Seiter 1970s to present
Henry Harper 1960-1970s
Arnold Sumpter 1960s
Josephine de Nancrede Henry 1955s

Funderburk, Smith & Mitchell Inc. of 1001 Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA 02215 was taken over by Ford in the mid-1920s their showroom still stands today and is used as a school.

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