Wednesday last my friend Brian and I hit the road at 5am and drove 5 hours to go check out some parts and vehicles for sale as part of a deceased estate . We came home on Wednesday with a bunch of Flathead engine parts and other driveline parts. I snapped a few Photos of this '51 Ford hearse which was also available and showed them to my wife (Michelle) on wednesday evening when we got home . Michelle has always liked Shoeboxes and has always been a longroof fan , having had a '63 Impala wagon in the past and a '55 Ranchwagon currently . So it was no surprise when she said " I like that!" . So yesterday was another early morning road trip to bring it home . It is a fairly dry car with only one or two minor rust issues , has 40,000 miles on it. Plan is to make it tidy and presentable and Michelle will have it as her daily.... Photos snapped on Wednesday , will add more from today this afternoon . Plan for today is to get it running and go for a sneaky drive up the road . I'll update this evening . .