I love seeing historic cars still being driven.
I saw this one in a grocery store parking lot on July 14, 2020, in El Cajon, California.
The license plate leads me to believe that it is a 1949 chopped custom Mercury coupe.
If I had gotten a picture of the front, I’d probably be 100% sure.
For reference purposes only, I was born in 1955.
I’m not thrilled with how the white car parked since I can’t imagine the owner of this car parking there if that white car was there first and parked like that.
Maybe the owner of the white car knows the owner of the ’49 and is messing with him. That’s what I’m hoping.
Although that 49er is beautiful, I’m thinking that it might not have bucket seats, a stereo system with USB flash drive input, an equalizer for the stereo system, cruise control, or air conditioning. And where does one find leaded gasoline in today’s world? Can one use unleaded gasoline in these historic cars? Has the engine been “upgraded” to accept unleaded gasoline? Maybe even replaced?