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The Merkur Club of America Forums • Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION
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Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:45 pm
by Bob Weir
Scorpio, XR & Memorabilia AUCTION
Jack Middleton, a long time MCA member and Merkur enthusiast, is having his cars and memorabilia auctioned by Bonhams at Simeone Auto Museum, Philadelphia PA on 7 October 2019.

In addition to his Carlisle show winning Merkurs, there will be individual items and boxed lots from his extensive memorabilia collection. Jack’s Merkurs are garage kept and occasionally driven, especially to car shows. These exceptional examples of originally equipped Merkurs are meticulously maintained by Jeff LaBonte, one of the MCA’s most knowledgable and capable mechanics. Jack graciously provided his memorabilia to be displayed in Building G during the 2005 Nationals at Carlisle. [See photos]

You and any interested people are invited to the auction.

Jack is in the process of moving from his long time residence in Connecticut to Florida. Please contact me with any questions. Telephone land line - no text - please leave message 610-776-7575 or email BWEIR4U@RCN.COM

Bob Weir

PPS Sorry about the lack of car photos, but Bonhams packaged and shipped everything before Jack had a chance to select some photos. They’re show winners and I expect Bonhams is particular in what they auction.

Additional information:

Bonhams
How to buy
https://www.bonhams.com/how_to_buy/
Auction
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25222/#/

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
https://www.simeonemuseum.org

1988 Scorpio [Burgundy Red / Raven leather] 70k+ miles
Awards:
First Place Scorpio 2005
Preservation Award 2006
Best in Show Field Award 2007
Preservation Award 2009
First Place Scorpio 2012
Best in Show Field Award 2015

1989 XR4Ti [Crystal Blue Metallic / Gray leather] 62k+ miles
Awards:
Preservation Award 2006
2nd Place Show Field Award 2007 
Third Place XR4Ti Show Field 2012
Preservation Award 2012

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:36 pm
by DAReese
I want to see the Capri in the picture.

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:44 pm
by Bob Weir
"Capri"? Did you catch a typo? Jack didn't tell me about a Capri. What do you know about Jack & Capri?

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:25 pm
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
DAReese wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:36 pm
I want to see the Capri in the picture.
I was thinking it was a toyota, but capri does make more sense.

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:37 pm
by DAReese
Bob Weir wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:44 pm
"Capri"? Did you catch a typo? Jack didn't tell me about a Capri. What do you know about Jack & Capri?
The white car in the memorabilia picture. I assume it wasn't his.

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:47 am
by Bob Weir
The white Merkur is not Jack's. For photos go to MagentaRed's post in 2010 Carlisle archives.

http://forum.merkurclub.net/forum/viewt ... 49&t=17628

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:37 pm
by DAReese
Bob Weir wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:47 am
The white Merkur is not Jack's. For photos go to MagentaRed's post in 2010 Carlisle archives.

http://forum.merkurclub.net/forum/viewt ... 49&t=17628
It isn't a Merkur either.

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:51 pm
by eaton53
I told my wife that I was gonna win that Scorpio and kick her Cadillac out of the garage so I could park it next to my XR.
For some reason she didn't think too much of that idea...

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:12 pm
by Bob Weir
For anyone interested in watching it live, here's the link

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25222/live/

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:46 pm
by brokencase
Somebody got a nice Scorpio for $1792 and a nice xr4ti for $2240.

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:28 am
by merkurdriver
brokencase wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Somebody got a nice Scorpio for $1792 and a nice xr4ti for $2240.
Two BARGAINS.

Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:14 pm
by brokencase
I think what I find disappointing is that it is auctions like this that establish the market value of Merkurs.

Here were two well maintained and nice examples and they did not go for very much.

I bought and drive my Scorpio because it satisfies me, and I was never expecting an increase in collector value.
But it is a little sad that Merkurs are so under appreciated.