Car restorers dream of cars like this. Safely stored in a garage for 60 years. It looks nearly in new condition. Surprising because it was apparently driven from 1928-1950’s. Whoever drove it took remarkable care. Probably some rich guy with a chauffeur that washed it every day.
Those legendary finds. Stuff left in a garage. Books on someone’s shelf that they don’t realize have value (found a few of those!). In guitar circles, they are referred to as “under the bed” guitars based on where unused guitars often end up (found one - an old rockabilly electric I got for a song).
I had a good friend in South Dakota whose grandfather bought a new Lincoln every year for ten years in a row. He drove from the dealer to a warehouse he owned and parked the car and that was it. He did put them on blocks and he did periodically start the engines; otherwise the cars just sat. IIRC, he began buying them in the mid to late 1970s; I personally saw several of them but not all. Probably worth a ton of money when the old guy died.
My in-laws’ neighbor got sick and had to move in with his children. He asked Pop, who asked us, to sort out the stuff in the unattatched garage for sale.
When we opened the garage, inside was a 1954 Hudson Hollywood Hornet* with less than 3000 miles on it. We put a new battery, changed the oil and it started up. It sold in the small town where they live for a couple thousand.
Just an example, it was the same color, but a bit faded.