Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

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Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by Bob Weir » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:45 pm

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
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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by DAReese » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:36 pm

I want to see the Capri in the picture.
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by Bob Weir » 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?

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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:25 pm

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.
You're only as good as the last car you build.

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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by DAReese » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:37 pm

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.
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by Bob Weir » 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

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Post by DAReese » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:37 pm

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.
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by eaton53 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:51 pm

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...
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

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Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by Bob Weir » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:12 pm

For anyone interested in watching it live, here's the link

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

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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by brokencase » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:46 pm

Somebody got a nice Scorpio for $1792 and a nice xr4ti for $2240.

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Post by merkurdriver » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:28 am

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

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Re: Scorpio & Memorabilia AUCTION

Post by brokencase » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:14 pm

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.

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