My brother and I found this car in 1974 (in my Father's salvage yard) and he convinced me to buy it since I had just received my driver's permit. (HISTORY: This car was originally purchased in 1946 by local WWII veterans/members for a fund raiser to raffle off for one dollar ticket(s). This raffle/drawing was used to raise money to construct a building for the recently organized (1946) American Legion Post. This building is still being used and maintained today. Cars were difficult to get in 1946 and this was the first Ford automobile to come to Gretna, Virginia (my home town) at the conclusion of WW II). "The 46" was my high school daily driver and it has remained with me ever since ... almost like a part of my family. In 2010, with help from local "car guys" it was restored to its present condition. and was a part of both of my daughter's weddings.