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Rusting Cars including Surprise Car Near Manor

Written by Ken Altes

What’s that car tightly sandwiched between the 1969 Mercury Montego and pickup in a field of rusting cars near Manor? I think it’s possibly a rare 1934-36 DeSoto Airflow. Along with the Chrysler Airflow, these were incredibly advanced cars featuring significant safety and handling characteristics plus aerodynamic bodies. The cars were technical successes but market failures. To combat public questions about the safety of the new unibody construction, Chrysler demonstrated its strength with a number of stunts, including running one off a cliff, video below.

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1951 Custom Mercury in Round Rock

Written by Ken Altes

Greg Weithoner’s Custom 1951 Mercury Tudor Sedan with LS2 engine, 1949 Buick Roadmaster taillights and rear bumper, grille from 1953 Desoto, front bumper from 1949 Mercury, with bags to lift it off the road. The seats are from a 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan upholstered by Sean Johnston, owner of Fat Luckys.1951 Custom Mercury in Austin TX mercury 1951 ls motor 1951 Custom Mercury in Austin TX interior1951 Custom Mercury in Austin TX rear1951 Custom Mercury in Austin Texas