Some great finds there! I love seeing car culture from different parts of the world. When I was over in California I spotted this, caught my eye because I think it was the same as 'the loaner' from the film The Mask. I'm not really an American car sort of chap but I think it's a Studebaker Champion, no idea what year. Seen better days but what a shape to it!
Now the Merc truck is 4 x 4 and I would have willingly brought this home with me - dropped the Hiab off the back & fitted a car transporter
bed to it - obviously restoring the rest of it at the same time
When questioned by SWMBO has to what I would do it - she very quickly responded that I could forget all such thoughts and that I should not be associating myself with likes of Frankenhealey which is where the idea quite probably came from in the first place
Now if you'd have said you would turn it into a '50's mobile coffee bar you be driving it back overland still