Pure speculation, but I imagine this ’51 Mercury two-door was found in pretty good condition around 1961 and bought by a 17-year-old Iowa high schooler. With a lot of help from his uncle Lenny, who owned the Texaco where Billy worked, the top was chopped several inches and the required glasspacks were added. Before he went off to serve his country, Billy was the king of Valley High and the local Dog N’ Suds. The Merc was parked inside the family barn where it waited patiently until it was dragged out last year, dusted off, fired up and driven to the 49th Annual Back To The Fifties extravaganza at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
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June 29th, 2023
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