Solano’s 1952 Mercury, we think.
Here’s one of those great photos that show what a car can do for its owner — he wouldn’t be standing like this had it not been for this car… his car, not his dad’s. And I refer to it as “Solano’s” because the guy looks a lot like a former coworker of mine. It’s not Solano, just looks like him. I don’t know for sure of the car’s year (’52?) but I am sure it’s a Mercury (hood scoop).