They ARE still out there somewhere! ! ! 1950 Chevrolet Club Coupe 437 original, actual miles, only 3 owners. Check out the dealer installed "oil filter" , the rusty carb, and you can even see the spark plugs if they need changed.
Purchased new by Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Trueblood of
Mrs. Trueblood lived next door to a used car lot owned by Mr. William E. Wilson (now 81 years old). Mr. Wilson spoke with her frequently and often told her he would like to buy the car for himself to keep. In 1962 the time had come. Mrs. Trueblood told Mr. Wilson she needed a car for her bookkeeper who didn't really care for the ol' Chevy and would prefer a Rambler. No problem. Mr. Wilson went down to the local Rambler dealer and bought a brand new one for $1,650.00 ($100.00 over cost) and made the swap.
He then took the car home and parked it with 433 actual miles. And there it sat for the next 45 years, occasionally being started and moved in and out of the garage. In 2007 Mr. Wilson decided to sell the car and started spreading the word around
Thanks Donnie S.
PS The car sold last week at Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale Arizona, at that time it had 439 miles. The present day owner had it pushed up the ramp in reverse so as not to turn past the 439 mile mark. As for the story of it selling for 60,000 dollars it may well be literary license to exaggerate.
I just checked the final pricing on the Barrett Jackson website and found that the final selling price was 30,800.00 dollars, still a Princely sum.