This is what a car that has been sitting in a shed for many decades looks like. A car, by the way, never restored since its pre-WWII production.
In fact this car, during its long life, has seen a lot of history pass by it, and we are sure that it will probably still see a lot of it, long after all of us are gone. It’s not one of the first produced (starting from 1935) but it’s certainly all original: even too much, since it needs to be fully restored.
The seller says the car has been owned by the same family since 1961, it is likely to be one of those cars that came to the US with its army owner, after being stationed in Germany for a few years. At the time it must have certainly looked better: the car must be completely disassembled and restored in every point, starting from the chassis which shows various points of corrosion. however, starting from a car that has never been restored before allows for excellent results in terms of accuracy of details. Find it for sale at $79,950 here in Los Angeles, CA.
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I’m 99% sure the seats were re-upholstered in vinyl. The original leather seats would be a matching color to the other interior panels, and if still leather, the seating surfaces would not look that nice. That said, I’d sure love to have it in my garage.