This is OUR first car. This photo was taken in August 1957 with my steady date at the time. I bought the '51 Mercury in the photo in 1956 for $425. A premium price at the time. After the photo I added a '47 Olds grill and completed nose, deck, removed the front fender trim and painted it a Buick maroon. Had the flathead with dual carbs, milled heads, Mallory ignition, stick with OD. That almost 4,000 LB car could not get out of it's own way. I sold it in 1959 and swore I would buy another down the road. That day came in 2000 some 41 years later when we did buy another '51 Merc shown in the second picture with my same steady girl. This one was a few more bucks than the first one but is just as much fun.