It doesn’t look too bad, does it? Since you Barn Finds readers liked the 1957 Country Sedan we recently featured, this 1958 was a shoo-in. And this one even runs! It’s located in Irvington, Alabama and is up for sale here on eBay. The opening bid is just under $2,000, but there is a reserve. I wonder if it will sell; the 1957 didn’t sell at $4, 750.
Honestly, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on with this body. Is it marks from previous repairs coming through the paint? Maybe a sharp-eyed and knowledgeable reader can figure out what’s going on here? By the way, this car has the third row seat, and a close look at that license plate tells you that it was last on the road in 1983. But wait a minute–the seller tells us that it’s licensed now, and runs and drives although the brakes aren’t very good. Maybe these pictures were taken shortly after it’s rescue from a barn; you can see a trailer in the background of some of the pictures.
Not only does it run, but this car actually has period air conditioning! I’m sure it doesn’t work, but at least there’s something there to work with, right? According to the seller, there’s a 332 cubic inch V8 in front. It’s a shame they didn’t include a picture of it in the auction listing. They also tell us that it’s an automatic transmission backing up the V8, but nothing else.
I admit to liking the lines of the 1957 over the 1958 car, although this one is certainly in better shape. Let’s see how the auction turns out. Do you think this one will sell, and if so, for how much? A value guide has this car as $7,700 even in poor condition. Let us know what you think in the comments!