Any good car spotter worth his salt will seek out and accept help when it’s needed. This seductive hot rod sighting was one of those occasions. We certainly knew it was mean and matte and choc full of American muscle. But the exact make and model eluded us due to its extensive mods. After a quick consult with the ever knowledgeable fanatics subscribing to the Hotrodders forum, we quickly learned it was a 1946-48 Ford or Mercury. Its not 100% known which of the two Blue oval brands this baby started out as. The fender behind the wheels, for instance, looks a bit long so it may be a Mercury. Brand aside, she’s certainly nasty.