Colorado: Ed Tuffield’s Merc is the same, but completely different

 by Tim Bernsau; photo by Isaac Mion

Ed Tuffield still remembers the day he grenaded the flathead engine in his ’51 Merc. It was the mid-’60s. The ’51 was his first car, a $150 stocker given to him by his father when he turned 16 the year before. The scene was a two-lane country road. Ed had his foot in it and the speed is probably better left unreported. Then something about a loud noise and parts flying everywhere. Before long, Ed has another flattie in the Merc and was driving it again. The best part of the whole story is that he’s still driving it.

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