My first car, 1929 Model A Ford coupe. It cost $35. I brush painted it with blue fenders and top and desert sand middle with a bright red stripe and silver wheels with a red stripe. And painted white-wall tires. I dropped the spare tire 4 inches and used Pontiac bumper guards for bumpers. I bought the car when I was 12 in 1950.
— William Atwood, Merlin