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George Schire
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I always enjoy seeing the '52, '53, and '54 MERCURY.  To my eyes, three classics in a timeless body style.  Wish the diecast mints would have done them.  

52, 53, 54 Mercury's (2013 10 29 23 36 19 UTC)

George Schire
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Always a pleasure to see these, Mercury had great styling in the mid-50s.

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I think the '54 had the best rear end out of the three of them.


   
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George Schire
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Posted by: @pete-rovero

I think the '54 had the best rear end out of the three of them.

I totally agree!  I've always been a fan of those taillights.  I love all three, but the '54 is my favorite.  

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@georgeschire   I totally agree;

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Spent two years riding shotgun in this rat '53, with my '48 Dodge in the background; best friend Bill on his '5? Triumph 650.  I am in my best position, laying down, 15 years old.

 


   
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I love the '52 through '54 Mercs; with the '53 being my fave of that decade.  I sure hope Goldvarg do a HT and convertible in the future.


   
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@brush This picture is a classic; so typical of us as teenagers with our beaters.  Spend hours tinkering on them, finally get it right and then go out and drive the living hell out of it until something else breaks....then repeat!


   
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@brush This picture is a classic; so typical of us as teenagers with our beaters.  Spend hours tinkering on them, finally get it right and then go out and drive the living hell out of it until something else breaks....then repeat!

Oh so great memories indeed!  Too bad the current generation of kids will not have those same great times to look back on.  

George Schire
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@georgeschire  I agree George.  I actually feel sorry for them and their computer/video/cell phone saturated culture.  Their perspective is very, very different than that of us old dudes of course and they understandably don't much care what we think, but IMHO they will never appreciate how much "life" they missed while not paying attention and being "out there".


   
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Sorry if you have to strain your eyes to see this one, George, but here's a 1/43 beauty from Brooklin:

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@jack-dodds, it's the same for every generation. I remember my grandfather lamenting that I would never experience the joys of knowing and raising a horse or donkey for my transportation as he did in his village in Greece. I can see this generation of young people saying, "When I was a kid, you had to communicate through your phones. There was none of this brain-to-brain linking and teleportation! Boy! We had it made!"

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George Schire
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Posted by: @moe-parr

Sorry if you have to strain your eyes to see this one, George, but here's a 1/43 beauty from Brooklin:

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I like it!  Enlarge it to 1:24 and I'd add it to my collection in the proverbial New York minute.  

George Schire
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Posted by: @jack-dodds

@georgeschire  I agree George.  I actually feel sorry for them and their computer/video/cell phone saturated culture.  Their perspective is very, very different than that of us old dudes of course and they understandably don't much care what we think, but IMHO they will never appreciate how much "life" they missed while not paying attention and being "out there".

We are in agreement 100%.  

George Schire
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