Andy Perillo, the east coast rep for Barris Kustom Industries, gets the scoop on this restored 1953 Merc. It used to belong to a rum runner back in the day. I guess they were called bootleggers then. He sold it to a chicken farmer and it sat in his barn in Texas till 1990. The new and third owner brought it up to New England and restored it to what you see here on display at the "Big Block" car show 2005. Looks like he is doing a pretty good job with the show polish, too.