Thank you for all the comments. To answer about the processing, it is an HDR image processed with Photomatix and I typically use Nik and Topaz plug ins when processing.
I don't know the original history of the vehicle but I know a little of its recent history. The car is on a ranch next to a back road leading into the entrance of a DIRECTV broadcast center. The rancher, when the TV site was being built, put all kinds of metal sheets around the area facing the center thinking that his cattle may be harmed by all the satellite antenna rays. So, I had to clean up quite a bit of the background like the antenna, poles and metal sheets. I used to work at the site and over the years I would see parts slowly disappear from the vehicle. Perhaps the rancher was selling off parts to auto restorers.