Barn finds are special thing to automotive enthusiasts. A living day time capsule if you will. They can take us back to a simpler time, and offer a rare look at engineering of yore. For Corvette enthusiasts, a 1954 Corvette encompasses much of that special something. A Mr. Larry Fissette was lucky enough to stumble upon one.
Heasley recalls the previous owner stopped by his Wisconsin shop, and mentioned he owned a neglected 1954 Corvette. Heasley simply said when he was ready to part ways with it to look him up. The call finally came.
The previous owners tell the backstory of the neglected 1954 Corvette. They say the car was purchased in 1964, and immediately became more of decoration piece than road-going machine. The Corvette sat suspended in the air disassembled for 50 years, body off frame, engine scattered about the garage. Dust covered the once Polo White paint, which had been repainted a deep cherry red hue.
The story from Hot Rod states almost immediately upon bringing the car home a gentleman walked in and said he wanted the car. Fissette sent the car home with its new owner to hopefully be assembled back to its former glory.
Hopefully the gentleman enjoys his new time capsule.