'Austie' Clark 1911 Mercer Raceabout to reach $3.5m in Monterey sale?

The "Austie" Clark 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout is to feature in RM Auctions' hotly anticipated Monterey sale on August 15-16.

The lot, which has remained in the collection of Henry Austin "Austie" Clark Jr since 1949, is estimated to reach $2.5m-3.5m.  

1911 Mercer Runabout
The 1911 Mercer Runabout is one of the marque's best-known models

Shelby Myers of RM Auctions commented: "The Mercer name evokes the very spirit of minimalist, sporting automobiles embodied by the 100-mile-an-hour Type 35 series.

"One of America's original sports cars, as a model, the 1911 Mercer can be considered the Ferrari 250 GTO of its day.

"Add in an outstanding ownership provenance, a truly rich patina and character, and the fact that T-head Mercers only change hands on the rarest of occasions, and the stage is set for a truly special auction."

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