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I am a first time poster on this website, but thought I would share the incredible "barn find" my father and myself stumbled upon last week. The story begins with the sale of a Ford Mustang Cobra we had owned for quite a few years. The new owner of the car noticed my fathers E body mopar collection in the garage and mentioned that his late father was an avid car collector and his step mother was looking to sell off his collection. He mentioned that most of the cars were from the 40's to 60's and warned us that they had all been sitting since the late 60's when his father lost interest. Intrigued by the story, my dad set up a time to come view the vehicles. Long story short, most of the cars were in total disrepair from being improperly stored. IE a Hudson Hollywood that was rumored to be parked in perfect condition rotted out from being parked on gravel. Not interested in any of these cars, the seller mentioned two other cars that his father was very keen of stored in a garage. One of these vehicles inside the garage just happened to be this black '54 buick skylark convertible. The seller had many interested parties, but one potential buyer had gone so far as to disable the vehicle so no others would want to purchase. After a few hours of tinkering and a cap of gas in the carb she ran. We fired it up for all of 3 seconds and immediately shut it off to avoid any damages. Gotta love 50's cars, it has been parked since 1956 with 26,000 miles and still ran after 56 years of sitting. An undisclosed amount of money was paid for the vehicle and it was immediately transported home under lock and key. The old lady was even so kind as to give us the original title from 1954. Here are the pictures from when we got it home. The car will be for sale soon, as we only bought it to preserve such a rare car from falling into the wrong hands.