Mercury Paragon 1940 Metallic Blue by Autocult
the name Albrecht Graf von Goertz is mentioned, most car enthusiasts
immediately think of the beautiful BMW 507, with which he created a milestone
in global vehicle construction.
until this was the case, the nobleman went through some professional stations
in his life. He designed his first vehicle as early as 1939.
the time, he had his ideas implemented in original size at Francis Griffen’s
small workshop in Glendale, California. The redesigned sheet metal car body was
put over the chassis of a Mercury. The then 25-year-old Albrecht Graf von
Goertz created a two-door car with strongly pronounced fenders, integrating the
front of a Mercury and using the rear ones of a Lincoln. Also from the Mercury
are the two headlights on the front fenders. He affectionately gave his
creation the name “Paragon”.
lines were characterized above all by strong curves – as well as on the fenders
as on the semicircular, elongated roof.
Graf von Goertz had never commented on his unique piece – not even later on –
so it is not certain what purpose he wanted to achieve with this design. However,
the idea that he wanted to launch his Paragon in a series should not have been
far-fetched. It was not for nothing that he campaigned to exhibit his car at
the San Francisco World’s Fair in 1939. However, the entry of the USA into the
Second World War prevented further planning, as he had to enter the military
service as a naturalized citizen of the USA.
|Mercury Paragon 1940 Metallic Blue
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Limited edition of 333 pieces
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.