Paul Wood's 1949 Mercury
Coupe of Richmond Hill
, New York
. Restyled around 1958
, Woody’s Merc was built in the street in, in front of his girlfriend's house. Woody had acetylene and oxygen tanks in the trunk of the car that he would roll out whenever he was working on the car.
in a 1934 Ford
coupe project. The work was started by one of the guys at the 116th Street garages
in Richmond Hill. He was in the process of chopping the top, but the car was just a body shell and needed a ton of work, so the fellow decided to get rid of it. He was going to tow it to a junkyard when Sal Consiglio
, John Consiglio
and Ken Bausert
chipped in $5 apiece and bought the thing for $15. "After that, we didn't know where we were going to store it and what we were going to do with it so, in a week or so, we wound up towing it to the junkyard,
" Ken told Kustomrama
. Ken believes this photo was taken in the autumn of 1961
. Photo from The Ken Bausert Photo Collection
Richmond Hill is a commercial and residential neighborhood located in the southwestern section of the borough of Queens, in New York City, New York.
Ken O'Neil's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
Paul Wood's 1949 Mercury Coupe
Billy Stein's 1950 Mercury Four-Door
Ken Bausert's 1950 Mercury Convertible
Paul Wood's 1953 Ford Convertible
Sal Consiglio's 1955 Ford
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