These photographs came from William Kirk Moore and were shot in Calif., don't know where exactly. There was one of these for sale at Hemmings. A project car, as they say. Looks like surface rust to me. Except that nibble on the hood. Most of these SDs, when recovered, tend to get way over-restored. Is there a way to freeze-frame the rust; not get rid of it, but stop--or pause--it? Then do everything underneath. So she rolls. But let the car show its 59 years of exposure to America.
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