I have known of the particular coupe for ever since I can remember. It used to sit down the road from my parents house, I remember looking at the car out of the rear window of my parents Pinto until it slowly drifted out of sight. Some years ago it was finally put in a barn and I had not seen the car for probably 20 years. I had tried to buy the car several times, but got the same old line. "I am going to fix it up one day"... In a casual conversation a couple of months ago my Dad mentioned to the owner over breakfast that "my son would really like to have that car" A few days later, there I am staring at my dream buried under every type of junk you can imagine. A dollar amount was thrown out there, but the owner politely declined. Two weeks later my Dad ran into him again at breakfast and told him "Tell your son I will take his offer" I was completely floored! Cool part is, his dad bought it for him in 1953 when he was 16. They took out the motor for a rebuild and never got the car back together. Even better is they bought it from the original owners who happened to be their neighbors. So this car has been owned by 3 different owners (including me) living it's life on the same road. (I live 3 miles from the original owners house) My 11 year old daughter is super excited to help me work on it. I told her if she keeps her grades up and behaves, we will drive it from Michigan to California when she graduates. Sorry for the long winded story, but I am just amazed how it all unfolded. Moral of the story: DON'T GIVE UP! Now! Chop? Channel? '32 frame? I am open to suggestions!