I bought a 50 Mercury last year just because it was a driver. Drove it off the trailer to the garage...that was the only time. Now it is all apart. I took it apart because the previous owner had cleaverly disguised the rust issues. I did not perform a sufficiently detailed pre-buy inspection and it turned out to be just not safe to drive in that condition. When I'm done, it will be a seriously fine looking, safe to drive anywhere Merc!