You see them at every swap meet and cars for sale corral: The project car. Frequently it's something covered in dirt and leaves that someone lugged out of a barn after thirty years. Sometimes it's a wrecked vehicle that needs a rebuild. And sometimes it's a car that runs but is ugly and someone either ran out of time and money or simply realized they were in completely over their head. I suspect this car is the latter.
I'm hopeful that this car gets a proper restoration. As it sits, it doesn't look very good. There's the 'rat rod' and the 'suede' look and this is more the 'half-assed' look. The body appears to be in decent condition, as is much of the chrome, but the body seams are crusty and I shudder to think how much rust may be hidden under that primer. The hood ornament is especially pitted. The headlights are not stock items; they appear to have come from a 1939 Ford Standard. This car has some accessories installed already, like the vintage windshield shade, brand-new tires and blue-dot taillights. Now it just needs the right person to finish the job.