Thanks for the warm welcome guys! As far as the car goes, here is the story behind it:
Car had the original 235 and tranny removed back around 1975, and was then left in a field with 80k miles on the odometer. The original owner hit a mailbox with it which explains the broken windshield.
This guy was friends with my girlfriend's grandfather (Lance) at the time. He told Lance he was moving and did not want the car to come with. He had no interest in keeping it or even selling it. So Lance gladly took it! He then kept it garaged for several years, but once he moved into his new house in the early 80's, he didn't have a garage to keep it in. The first picture showing it sitting on the ground is where it has been sitting for over 30 years!
About 1 month ago, I told him if he ever decides to do anything with it to let me know! Well after about a week, he put some thought into it, realized I was going to school for auto-body and said "if you plan on working on it, you can have it. But you got to let me drive it someday", simple as that!!!
So I immediately said YES, and started getting it outta the woods and rolling again! We removed the brakes, jacked it up, threw some tires on, and rolled it on the trailer.
The car has a solid frame (no holes, undercoated in some spots!), fairly clean body (still rusted out in some spots), complete dash, 95% of the trim, and the original seats. Needs LOTS of love, time, and $$$; but will be a very fun project to bring back to life! Very excited!
'59 2-door Hardtop Sport Coupe