“Scraping the bottom of the barrel” is an old said but it fits to what is happening during the last years: the good finds are almost done and often cars like this jump on the market.
We can’t say if that’s a ’54 or ’55 car (for sure it’s not younger or older than that) but it for sure it belongs to the “Pre-A” series as the dashboard says. The dashboard only because the car has not the roof.
The engine too is not original, as the first equipment unit has been replaced by a VW unit. The car is currently for sale as a parts car but we believe that here there are no parts to recycle: that’s a project for a braveman who wants to built an outlaw starting from scratch as basicaly what you buy here is just a chassis number. Make an offer to the seller here in Eureka, CA.