When you are looking for something else. I figured the bill of sale for the 52 Mercury was long gone but guess what I turned up today? Its all there right down to the serial number. Only thing missing is the mileage.
Surprising to see you could buy a good used 7 year old Mercury for $800 in 1959. Although using the inflation calculator from the bank of Canada that sum would be equal to $6529.03 in 2015. But that $800 was pretty hard to come up with in 1959 as the document indicates a $300 down payment and the balance financed through GMAC payable one year from the date of purchase. Money was scarce raising a family on a small farm in those days.