Olav Kvipt's 1939 Mercury

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A photo of Olav with the Mercury taken November 3, 2016, the day he picked it up at the dock in Oslo. Photo by Sondre Kvipt - Kustomrama.
Olav's Mercury is built as a tribute to Jim Kierstead's 1939 Mercury Coupe. Jim bought and restyled his Mec after he got out of the Navy in 1945, and it is rumored to be the first 1939-40 Mercury Coupe that the Barris Brothers chopped. The build was completed in December of 1947 and wrecked only a few days after that. A tragic accident that totaled the Merc and took Jim's life. Photo courtesy of Jim Kierstead.
New fenderskirts in the making in October of 2021. Sondre taped out the lines of the skirts that Olav could turn into a paper template. Photo by Sondre Kvipt - Kustomrama.
After welding up the sail panel on the left side of the roof, Olav rolled the Merc out of his garage on October 9, 2021 to check the flow and stance. Photo by Sondre Kvipt - Kustomrama.

1939 Mercury coupe owned by Coupe Devils car club member Olav Kvipt of Fyredsal, Norway. Olav's Mercury is built as a tribute to Jim Kierstead's 1939 Mercury Coupe.


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