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Auctioneer Braun and Helmer Auction Service Inc................. Brian Braun & David Helmer 734 368 1733
Auction Date Oct 09 Auction
5121 US-12
Tipton, MI
Time 10:00AM
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  • 1947 Mercury Eight Series 79M 2 door Cou

    1947 Mercury Eight Series 79M 2 door Cou

  • 2 owners- Our seller had it for 40+ year

    2 owners- Our seller had it for 40+ year

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AuctionZip Auctioneer ID# 4293

Charles J. Rivers Trust Classic Car Auction #1

Featuring: 1947 Mercury Eight Series 79M 2-door Coupe (Grey) * 1956 Lincoln Premier V8 4-doorSedan (Brown) * Rare 1948 Dodge 4-door Sedan (Blue) * 1920 4-wd Diesel Tractor w/115 Hours * 3 PT Equipment incl Brush Hog, Boom, Back Blade * Grasshopper Model 725 Zero Turn Lawnmower *Several Vintage Parts Cars * Tools and Shop Equipment *

Huge Selection of 1950’s Car Parts with anEmphasis on Lincoln and Mercury. Parts Include: Seats, Air Conditioner Units, Engines, NOS Exhaust,Fenders, Tire Skirts, Chrome, Carbs, Air Cleaners, Radios, Trans, Brakes, Alternators, Radiators, Vintage
Sheetmetal - Some NOS, Radios, and Much More!

Wednesday October 9th @ 10:00 am
5121 US-12 (Michigan Ave), Tipton, MI 49287


Directions:Take US 12 (Michigan Ave) to Auction. The Auction is West of Clinton MI and East of Brooklyn and Onsted MI. If you pass Walter Hayes State Park going West you have gone too far.


Open House: Day before each auction noon to 4:00 pm

and auction day 8:30 am

Tractor, Lawn Mower, & Equipment: 

Ford New Holland 1920 Diesel SSS 4 Wheel Drive Compact Tractor w/ 115 Original Hours. This Tractor has been babied its whole life, has been stored inside, and was only used to move scrap cars around the property and brush hog. It has ROPS, 1 set of rear controls/Remote, and wet disc breaks- Tractor# UP37101 Model AP4139 Engine # N844-45186


Grasshopper Model 725 Zero Turn lawn mower w/ 61” cut and 342 hours- deck model 9561


1995 King Kutter 7’ 3pt. back blade Model RB-84 SER# 010509


1995 Woods XT 172 540 RPM Brush Hog SER# 1313


Classic Cars:

1956 Lincoln Premier V8 4 door Sedan (Brown) w/ 58,257 Miles- This car is in nice condition, runs, and has been pole barn stored - Body Style BY73B, VIN# 56LA11390L, Body Spec. 73-630-23D-77


1947 Mercury Eight Series 79M 2 door Coupe (Grey) Odometer Reads 181 miles. This car has had 2 owners and our seller had it for more than 40 years. This car runs, has been pole barn stored, and features new tires and is set up for a Columbia Aftermarket Overdrive which is included, VIN: 799A1565586


Rare 1948 Dodge 4 door Sedan (Blue) w/ 86,959 miles- What makes this car rare is that this year usually had suicide doors, however this one does not. This car has minor rust but runs well. VIN: 31057492


1964 Mercury Parklane 4 door Sedan VIN: 4Z62Z5512164


1956 Lincoln 4 door Sedan (Parts Car)- VIN: 56WA26009L


1969 Lincoln 4 door Sedan w/ Suicide doors (Parts Car) VIN: 9Y82A873269


Radios & Chrome Controls:

Vintage Radio collection incl. Philco, Ford Mercury, Super Deluxe, Delco Radios, Solid State Eight, Chrysler, Craig, Linco, Chevrolet, All transistor Radio, True Tune Radio, and many more! Other interior controls incl. A/C, chrome knobs, window crank levers, Rear view mirrors, etc.


Used Classic Car Parts:

Incl. Various Styles, Years, & Brands of magnetos, starters, wiring harnesses, carbonators, fuel filters, gas caps, incl. Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, vintage A/C components, radiators, a/c trunk tanks, vents, coolant/oil pumps, oil pans, final drives, gears, shifters, breaking systems incl. drums, pads, calipers, break lines, front ends, axles, belts, Thematic fan drives, exhaust systems, mufflers, pipes, cats, air intakes, manifolds, windows for Ford, Mercury, Lincoln- rear, side, front windshields, window trim, window mechanisms, Head and tail lights various sizes w/ housings, mirrors, engine parts incl. cylinder heads, cams, rocker arms, heads, steering columns, leaf springs, etc.


New Old Stock Parts (NOS): 

Lots of NOS parts in boxes incl. FoMoCo Pistons, pins, Connecting Rod Bearings incl. FoMoCo 99A 6221-A, B, E, F, G, etc. Ford V8 99A 6211-F5, 115 H, H5, etc. Lempco Ford, 01626C, 81A-6331H, 1153, Pt-600, etc., Michingan Engine Bearings 7000, .020, Federal Mogul 2381 SB, 1505 CAA, 1500CA, 9188 SA-1, Headlights- various sizes NIB, Motor Mounts incl. DOAN 31-2210, 31-2230, 31-3309, 31-2210, 31-2140, Anchor 2209, 2210, 2140, 31-2140, Break Shoes incl. AMCO 2071-243, Raybestos 54 Ford 154RR, Ford Belt Boots, Ford Break shoes D2FZ-21200-A, C8AZ-2001-B, etc. Various GM, Wagner Locked WEB 2054, etc.


Oil and Air Filters (NOS):

Oil/air filters incl. 7HA-6731-A, Carb Air Filter Wizard R-5961, 1957 Ford Air Filters # 6420690, ECU 96013, PA-2002, etc. Large Selection of oil filters incl. Motorcraft, Shell S-12, Purolator AFP-21, 46, AF-331 Motorcraft FL-1A, PH13 Fram, C-4, Nappa 1145, 1011, etc.


Engines & Transmissions: 

Ford 312 Engine restored w/ all new insides- bearings, etc.

1956 Lincoln 430 or 380 Engine

6 Cylinder Chrysler Engine

351 Winsor Motor- out of a pickup truck

Large variety of transmissions mostly Lincoln and Mercury


Body Parts Mostly (NOS):

1964 Mercury Park L, Merc. Rear Driver Quarter, (2) Merc. Hoods- NOS, 1964 Ford All 4 door panels, 1968 Ford Driver Front/Rear Quarter panel, Ford Front/Rear Diver & Front/Rear Passenger Quarters, Ford Rear Pass. & Driver Quarters, 1961 Ford Hood, Ford Hood NOS, D3WY-16612A, etc. Lot of sheet metal incl. hoods, body panels, roofs, bumpers, grills, doors, etc.



NOS Chrome trim/decals/molding/edging incl. 65-66 Merc., 55-56 Lincoln, Mostly 50s-60s, Vintage hubcaps incl. Mostly Lincoln, Ford, Mercury, Chevy, Cadillac, etc.


Tools, Equipment, & Garage Related:

Kennedy Chest on Chest rolling tool box w/ 14 drawers, Rockwell/Delta Variable Pressure Power Feed drill press, Speedair Portible air tank Model 2Z241, 3 ton floor jack, Enco HD bench vice Model 425-756, Craftsman Mechanics air tool kit, Rolling tool cart, Nice selection of hand tools incl. Craftsman wrenches, Pittsburgh wrench set, hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, C Clamps, Parts bins incl. screws, nails, nuts, bolts, washers, etc. Work bench, Craftsman bench vice, shop tools incl. several shop vacs, brooms, shovels, bolt cutters, Werner Fiberglass ladder, Jack stands, Mighty Mite and Craftsman chain saws, Craftsman creeper, several battery chargers incl. RN Model 126AC, car ramps, Craftsman high pressure washer, etc.


Misc. & Furniture: 

Bakers & Chefs Industrial 8 station propane grill- like new, Furniture includes file cabinet, 2 dinning tables w/ chairs, queen sized bed, china cabinets, stuffed recliner, living room chairs, mirror, a few painting, etc.


Charles J. Rivers Biography

                Charles J. Rivers, or Charlie as he was known, had one enduring love in his lifetime – cars! He bought them, but rarely sold them.  He collected them, but rarely showed them or drove them. He loved them all, but primarily 1950s and 1960s Fords, Lincolns and Mercuries.  He was President of the Ford Mercury Restorers Club of America many times. He had a radio show on WJR where he was called Mr. Ford/Lincoln/Mercury.  In 2017, he was featured on an episode of Detroit Steel on the History Channel.  At the pinnacle of his car madness, he owned over 100 cars.  When he passed away in July 2019, he owned fewer cars but still had thousands of classic car parts.

10% Buyer's Premium  * Cash or Check with I.D.


Questions? Call David Helmer 734-368-1733


Braun and Helmer Auction Service Inc.


Preview Auction day - 8:30am


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