one in a million

A 49-51 Mercury needs to be chopped. It preferably sports a dark burgundy, blue or a black paintjob. And it shouldn't have more than two doors. At least, that's the impression one might get, when you wander around a custom car show or check out the feature cars in the magazines. There's nothing wrong with that. But it's so refreshing to see a Merc that's the complete opposite: stock roofline, four doors and no (visible) paint. And it's owned by a girl from Germany.

Gudrun bought her Merc in 2007 from Michael Perrech who had imported it from San Jose to Germany.

An airride was installed, the paint removed and the bare metal covered with clear coat.

The engine is still the original flathead. Right on!