Jack Walker's 1951 Mercury

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An early photo of Jack's Hirohata Mercury. Photo courtesy of Jason Betts.
The Hirohata Merc clone next to Jack Walker's 1941 Ford convertible. Photo courtesy of Jason Betts.
A photo of Jack's Merc next to Fred Rowe's 1951 Mercury convertible in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The original Hirohata Merc appeared in the movie Running Wild along with the Fred Rowe Merc. Photo courtesy of Bill Layman.
Jack's Mercury at the 2009 Salt Lake City Autorama. Photo by Ray the Rat, from Ray the Rat's ChevyAsylum.
Photo by Howard Gribble.

1951 Mercury owned and restyled by Jack Walker of Belton, Missouri. Jack's Mercury was built as a clone of the Barris Kustoms restyled Hirohata Merc. As the original Hirohata Merc was thought to be lost forever, Jack decided to build his own version of the historic custom. The build was started in 1983, and completed two years later in 1985. Once completed, it made it's debut at the Leadsled Spectacular in Springfield, Ohio in 1985.[1]

Jack's clone turned out to be almost identical to the original Hirohata Merc. The only apparent differences are the lack of the Von Dutch pinstriping on the dash and the bumper guards.[2]

Sold to John D'Agostino

By 2018 the car was owned by John D'Agostino.



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