Barn finds are quite a cool sight to see. Whether the owner has simply let it sit, or it was forgotten about years ago, seeing a vehicle untouched for an extended period of time is sort of breathtaking.
Former General Motors engineer Jim Wallace is no stranger to barn finds, having restored a handful in his lifetime. However, Super Chevy tells the story of his most recent find. And it’s quite the find indeed.
Wallace had caught wind of a 1955 Corvette from another retired GM employee during a dinner. He let it slide he had the Corvette sitting in his garage. It had been parked since after nine years of driving and sat for 38 years since then, according to the last time it was registered and plated.
The 1955 Corvette was in rough shape, but Wallace knew it was special immediately. This 1955 Corvette was finished in Pennant Blue and a white stripe. It also sported the 265 cubic inch V8 engine, of which only 693 were produced. It had potential, and Wallace scooped it up.
Since taking ownership, the 1955 Corvette has been sent to D & A Corvette where it will undergo a complete body-off restoration. Wallace stated the plan is to return the Corvette to its factory state when it was assembled at the former Corvette plant in St. Louis, Missouri.
We’re sure it will be one hell of a car when it’s completed in about two years.