Two weeks ago I happened upon a 54 Chevy online. The car appeared to be solid in all the pictures. The owner said new front and rear glass, new tires, new shocks, new battery, new fuel tank, new fuel line, new brake lines, new brake shoes/cylinders, converted to 12v, and solid body. My 15 year old Daughter and myself drove 190 miles across the beautiful state of NC to take a look at the car last weekend. The car was everything the owner described. Body was straight, every stainless part was there, and the exterior is solid and straight. The 235 was updated to a electronic distributor, and a pcv system was added. The weather was horrible but we were allowed to take it for a short drive. The old 235 ran like a sewing machine, and the 3 speed shifted smoothly. Only 69,728 original miles. The was parked under a carport in 1980 and was only driven time to time since then. I left a deposit for the car and decided to return to buy it the following weekend. My wife, daughter, a close friend, and myself drove back up yesterday and purchased the car. We checked all the fluids, and hit interstate 40 East. She hummed right along at 60mph and only gave us one issue. Thirty miles into the trip the ignition lead from the electronic distributor came loose and cut the car off. Quick fix and we were back at it. We put well over 200 miles on the car yesterday and averaged 14.5mpg. The car ran flawless, and today I find myself here wishing I was in my car making another road trip. The floor pans have been patches with aluminum and riveted in place, and the seats/headliner are rough, but mechanically she is sound. When we unpacked the trunk at home and opened all the boxes of parts we found New taillights & Bezels, New door/trunk/headlight weather stripping, new door handles, new parking light lenses/chrome bezels, and new door handles all in there bubble wrap still. I plan to leave the cream top, and do a larkspur blue bottom. The car was originally a onyx black 210 model. Other than paint I just want to lower it, put some smoothies on it, and some white walls. Then she will be daily driven. I AM IN HEAVEN!