You are correct, it has been used as a 'set' for the walk through in the Halloween event. There are some of us who think that is a shame since the car has a lot of potential, and the aftermath of the Halloween event is not removed or the car cleaned up afterward. This is a sure recipe for damage and neglect, an 'I don't care attitude'.
If we acquired the car for preservation, for good reason, there is no reason not to make repairs and do restoration work, however slowly, to see it is not forgotten.
The long hard work of volunteers, and the support of the membership, is what it will take to move forward.
Yes, as of today the 3996 is inside Barn 11, thanks in large part to significant donations from members. But if it continues to be used for the Halloween event it will spend two months or more each year outdoors, with many windows with no glass, crumbling frames, rotted wood, and water and the elements getting ever deeper into the car. If you doubt that, come over to the woodshop to see the rotted remains of windows we have to work with as the starting point.