Re: Question on 1963 1/2 Mercury Racing Cars from Trevor Poulsen from Australia
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For club members, this is my responce on the stock car question.
<div>I finally had a chance to look at the ’63 stock cars you were referring to. These cars did use the same body. The differences you’re seeing are an optical illusion caused by differences in the trim and paint. You are correct that the #15 Sachs & Sons car used at Pikes Peak had the stainless trim running the full length of the car on top of the quarters and the #15 used in NASCAR did not. As for the crease running along the side under that stainless, that’s where the illusion comes into play. Look carefully at the paint lines on these 2 cars. On the Sachs car the paint line (between the red and white) runs along the top of the quarter where the stainless trim is. But on the NASCAR car that paint line runs along the crease below that corner making the crease seemingly disappear. Look closely at the rear of the cars and it will become clear.</div>