Well, I have posted a little info on this recent find on a couple of the social groups, but figured this might be worth sharing here on the main board as well. Early December of last year, a guy that I work with came to me and asked me if Sid (55mercury) might be interested in a 56 Ford that his brother wanted to sell. So, naturally I had to ask some questions about the car so I could convey the info to Sid. And, I might have an interest as well So, turns out that the car is a 56 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan. It was bought new by my co-workers uncle and then sold to my co-workers dad in the late 80s. When his dad got it, it was still pretty nice, but needed the seats recovered since the originals were showing some wear. They had a local upholstery shop recover the seats with cloth instead of vinyl but in the original styling. So, as he goes on with information about the car over the next few days at work he also reveals the following. The car is red with red and black interior. It still has the original paint and interior other than the seat covers. It now has 82,000 miles on it and is a 292 automatic car. Then to get me more interested, he sends me this pic to show me the overall condition of the car. To say the least I am starting to get very interested at this point I asked what his brother wanted for the car and it appeared that they didnt really have a good idea of the value or didnt necessarily want to set a price. So, I did a little research to see what I thought the value was and made an offer based off the one picture I had and the information. Come to find out, his brother wanted quite a bit more for the car so I figured it was more than I could swing right now. I am in process of adopting a couple girls from India, already have too many project cars, projects around the house, etc. So, I started to figure as much as I was interested it was just beyond what I could afford and deal with right now. Then, I had to take a trip to Europe for work where I was gone for two weeks. During that time, my co-worker talked some with his brother about the car and his brother was getting more anxious to get it sold. He had a local mechanic put a new fuel pump on it and got it cleaned up and ready to sell. I got a picture of the car on the rollback that apparently took it to get its new fuel pump while I was gone which helped to keep my interest. So, I got back from Europe, Christmas came and went, and I was back at work full time after the first of the year. Shortly after getting back, I got several pictures of the car since it was fixing to be advertised. In one of the pictures, I noticed the Thunderbird emblem on the fender which made me ask more questions. After getting some pics of the engine, it appeared this was probably a 312 car knowing its history and lack of modification over the years. I also find out that it has power steering and brakes, dual exhaust that exits through the bumper, etc. Anyway, I went into the weekend before last planning to up my offer to the most I thought I could give at this time. However, during the weekend I had kind of decided that I should really just focus on the projects I have so I can get them done and not distract myself with this car. I came into work Monday morning following that weekend and got an email from the guy with the car asking if I was still interested. He had a local collector make an offer and he was hoping to get a little more out of it so he was seeing where I was at. I sent him an email back explaining that I had decided against the car right now just because of all of what I had going but let him know that I had pretty much came to the same value that the collector had come to. Anyway, I thanked him for all the information and fully expected him to sell the car to the local guy within the next week or so. I get back to work the next morning at 6:00 and get a response from him. He comments that he and his brother would rather I have the car and wondered if I would be interested at less than what the other guy offered. I was kind of blown away to say the least. I was in no way trying to negotiate a price but had legitimately decided not to buy the car. It happened to be my birthday and I was kind of laughing about the deal a little and called my wife to tell her about it. She said, it sounds like it is meant to be and Happy Birthday. So, I made the deal! Being so excited, I planned a trip to go get it and took my two 6-year-old boys with me. It gave me and the boys some time together and gave Mom a break. We made it to pick up the car, got to meet with fellow HAMBers cvstl and Old Patriot for dinner and had a great trip overall. I wish I would have taken more pics along the way, but only got a couple At the hotel where I could watch it out the window while sleeping with one eye open At a gas station on the trip home... Anyway, this seemed to be one of those deals of being in the right place at the right time and getting a chance to get a very nice unrestored original car. Even though I typically modify stuff at least some, my only plans with this one are to help out its stance some and drive it!