Here's the story. A month or so ago I bought a baby Lincoln coupe and it was sitting on my trailer for a while. I posted some pics of it here. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=293962 So a friend of mine who knew I had the Lincoln stopped by and asked me if I wanted a '51 Mercury. I said sure I do. Is it the one by the graveyard? Yup. Sure enough, I've known about this car for years but no one would ever return my phone calls about it and it just sat there. But now the people who owned the property where it sat sold the building to a neighbor and the car had to go. I paid the guy for the car and got the title (it has a title!) and the next day (today) I went there to pick it up. Check out the cool old schoolhouse where the new property owner lives. This is right across the street. It's hard to read in the pic but the lettering above the door says Robert E Lee. There's a little red building on the other side of the road and the Merc was parked behind it. Here's the first picture I took. Check out the background. Here it is from the other side. I've got a winch and a trailer, but I'm worried about how buried it is in the ground. I don't want to have to jerk it out of there. I doubted any of those tires would hold air, but I brought air with me so may as well try. Figured maybe at least one would pump up long enough for me to get some blocks under the wheels so I'd have room to get my jack under. Of course, every valve stem was pointed down so I had to dig down into the dirt just to find the valve stems to try. But, one by one, every tire pumped up and held air. I couldn't believe it. Kind of creepy when the car starts to rise up out of the dirt and push the ground out around it. The new property owner came out to lend a hand (much appreciated by me) and he was watching as I pumped up the tires, standing right behind me he says "rise from the dead!" and the tires pumped up.