This car came up for sale through a estate sale at a local farm one town over from where I am located. I previewed the car in the storage garage prior to the sale (car parked in heated concrete floor garage since 1965. ) The widow of the estate had told me that her husband and her bought this car from the town 5 miles away (postville iowa) from the original owner and drove it back to their farm. the original dealer sticker of the dealer who sold it is still on the trunk. She told me that the 57k miles are actual. She had a oil change done before they parked it inside in 1965, the tag and mileage recording is still on the sticker on the door post. She registered the car for the last time in 1965 and due to illness, the car was parked inside. The car was never driven since 1965.
upon viewing the car, I noticed the car retained all original paint with a rust free body. It had seat covers over the original upholstery and solid floor pans. The frame is solid and rust free. The trunk pans are solid. The original spare tire and jack are all there. It still retains the original wheels and hub caps with the factory pin stripping on the wheels. I removed the seat cover after purchasing the car and the front seats and door panels were not torn and preserved in excellent condition (no mouse holes) The headliner is in great shape as pictured and videoed. I trailered the car to our shop , changed the fluids, put a new battery in, converted it to a 12 volt system for easier starting, and amazingly the car fired right up. I added brake fluid to the master cylinder , pumped the brakes and the brakes held and worked (should be bled some more) I drove the car around town around 5 miles and noticed all of the gauges worked, the headlights worked and tailights worked. the speedo worked.
I began to debate painting the car but I realized that a true survivor, original paint, original interior etc are only original once. This car deserves to be preserved the way it is.
This is extremely rare to find a barn find that did not get mouse eaten with no rust and truly survived the way it did.
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Originally listed on October 14, 2018. Older listings are displayed for reference and probably will not be available.
Location: Waukon, Iowa, United States