|The door panel, in gray and white, "might" be original.|
The floors are vinyl, and hard as a rock and stained/cracked. They'll be replaced by carpets. Now for the back seat:
|The arm rest is original|
Last, but not least, is the dash:
|Something doesn't seem quite right, can you see it now? (click on this [or any pic] for a larger view)|
So have you guessed what's missing? Yup, it doesn't have turn-signals. Turn signals were an option in 1953, and the original owner, living up to his reputation as a cheap bastid, didn't spring for them. I'm definitely going to have add a turn-signal equipped steering post (as well as the heater/defroster unit) to my list of things to hunt down.
As I said before, I'm not worried about the interior. It is complete, and all the soft bits (door and kick panels, seats, headliner) are available as a pre-sewn kit at a reasonable price. But since there were requests. . .