by Thomas Glatch



The 1954 Mercury XM-800 dream car fell right in the middle of the Decade of Dreams that preoccupied GM, Ford, and Chrysler. Sold on eBay for $315k in January 2009 in an unrestored state, it brought $429k at RM's Phoenix auction in January. Still, the happy buyer does have the only one, and if it had been the '54 Oldsmobile F88 or the '54 Pontiac Bonneville, he'd have spent $2.5m more at least.



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