In a garage in Salem, Oregon is a collection of old farm equipment, including this 1937 Chevy Truck. It has recently been listed here on craigslist for $14,500 or best offer. The owner’s plan was to turn this ’37 into a hot rod but now wishes to purchase property in Montana, so the truck needs to go. The story goes, the truck was found stored on a farm in a barn for the last 50 years. Once again, “the motor turns over or at least it did”. Joe, the owner states “I don’t know if it runs”. There are some spare bumpers in the bed of the truck. The Chevy emblem is still on the truck and Joe believes the headlights are original. This is claimed to be solid, but the truck does have some “surface rust” as stated in the owner’s description.
So, what would you do? Put some clear coat on it and keep the patina or strip this down and do a respray?