Kansas: Mercury from memory

Salina man has never forgotten the lines of the ’47 from his youth.

by Mike Berry/The Wichita Eagle

Don Reinsch’s rare post-war ’46 Mercury is the culmination of his quest to replicate a ’47 Mercury he owned many years ago. “This is probably the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on,” says Reinsch, who has been building hod rods for 55 years.

Don Reinsch started building hot rods when he was 15 years old. He’s still going strong today, 55 years later, having just finished his rare 1946 Mercury Club Coupe.

“This is probably the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on,” he says. “I had a ’47 Mercury when I was a very young man and I loved the lines of that car.”

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