Tag: Barn Finds

Amazing Garage Find: 1931 Ford Model A – Adam Clarke @BarnFinds

Amazing Garage Find: 1931 Ford Model A – Adam Clarke @BarnFinds

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I would be willing to bet that almost every one of our faithful Barn Finds readers dreams of the day when they open the door to a shed or a barn to find some well-preserved classic lurking inside. I can think of something even better, and it is one of those stories that we rarely get to hear. A gentleman purchased a house in Oxford, Massachusetts, and was told that the sale included the car parked under a cover in the garage. Fast forward many years, and the owner has finally peeled back the cover. What was revealed is a 1931 Ford Model A that has undergone a refurbishment at some point. It still presents well after all of these years, and the owner has decided to sell it in an untouched state. He has listed this Ford here on eBay with a BIN of $15,000, but there is the option to submit an offer.

With the cover removed, this old Ford looks pretty stunning. The owner acknowledges that he knows nothing about classic cars, but it seems that he has a good one. The panels appear to be laser straight, while the Dark Blue and Black paint shine beautifully. There is no evidence of rust, while all of the trim and plated pieces are free from visible corrosion. A few hours with a high-quality polish should see them returned to their best. The wheels look like they have accumulated no miles since the previous owner restored them, and the tires also look new. However, this Model A does leave us with one puzzle that the owner is unable to solve. I’m not surprised that there’s no top, as this is a common occurrence. Less common is to find a classic car like this that appears to be so spotless but is missing its doors. There’s no trace of them, and the owner has no idea where they are. The buyer might have to perform a search to find replacements. A brief internet search allowed me to locate an extremely clean pair of secondhand doors. The seller was asking $400 for the pair, so even allowing for preparation and a repaint in the correct color, addressing this rather odd shortfall will not be too expensive.

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You couldn’t steal this ARMORED DODGE TRUCK if you tried!! – Dennis Collins @CoffeeWalk

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Welcome to Coffee Walk Ep. 153! This week I loaded up the truck and trailer with my son, Connor, to head down south to Mount Pleasant, Texas to buy a 1940’s Armored Dodge Truck that is so ugly… it’s actually beautiful!! Special thanks to our #1 finder in the Nation, Mike Tabbi, for the lead and to “Mount Pleasant Burgers & Fries” for getting us fed- that sure was a dang good burger!

How did this RARE MUSCLE CAR end up HERE?! – @DennisCollins Coffee Walk

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Another excellent find from Dennis and the team

Welcome to Coffee Walk Ep. 152! This past week we took off from the shop in Wylie, Texas and set out for a 1,000 mile one-day round-trip up to Alton, Missouri to rescue a 1967 Mustang that is said to be in the most desirable color with the two most sought after mechanical options. How in the world did that car end up here?! Well sit back, grab your cup of joe and give it a watch to find out!

FOUND & RESCUED: AMERICANA CLASSICS IN VIRGINIA BARN!! – Dennis Collins

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Welcome to Coffee Walk Ep. 148 Man do I have a heck of a buy to show y’all!! This week my team and I packed up both trucks and trailers and headed out East to Purcellville, Virginia for an incredible Americana Classics Barn Find that I have been working on for a good while now with the family of the late J. Roland Stephens. After picking up some of the rarest low-mile Jeeps in the world, we then decided to truck on over to Butler, Pennsylvania to get a look at the factory where these Jeeps were built *hint, hint*.

OHC Survivor: 1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint – Jim O’Donnell @BarnFinds

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1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint

Many assume that a Chevrolet Camaro and a Pontiac Firebird are essentially the same car. At their inception in 1967, they were very similar; the difference primarily being the engines and the notable Pontiac proboscis. The most significant difference in motive power belonged to Pontiac with its Overhead Cam (OHC) inline six-cylinder engine option and that’s exactly what we are going to review today. This beautiful 1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint is located in Ontario, New York and is available here on eBay for a current bid of $8,699.

1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint

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454-Powered 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Bruce Johnson @Barnfinds.com

454-Powered 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air

This solid 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air was pulled out of a barn last week after a 25 year nap. At one time, this was one hot machine, with a serious surprise under that hood. It is for sale here on eBay for $8,500 in Diamond, Ohio.

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454-Powered 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Barn Find Bonanza: This Auction Includes Some 200 Collector Cars – Alex Leanse @MotorTrend

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Think about your ideal car collection—how many vehicles could you reasonably live with? It’s probably fewer than this automotive armada of some 200 collector cars in rural Minnesota. Blessed with plentiful acreage and productive crops, a farmer by the name of James Graham amassed a huge number of cars and trucks over his lifetime. Graham has passed on to the great highway in the sky, and now VanDerBrink Auctions is taking on the task of liquidating his estate. Could your dream car be one of the classics in this epic barn find?

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Elvis’ Custom Lincoln Mk III Lives In A Mid-West Barn: Video – Shane McGlaun @FordAuthority

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Of all the musicians in the world, of all eras, the name Elvis Presley is instantly recognizable for his music. Elvis also had a penchant for high-end customized American cars, particularly of Lincoln and Cadillac vintages. A man has spent his life collecting cars that were owned by Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The man’s collection induces a 1973 Lincoln MK IV that was owned by Elvis and driven on the west coast. That car was gifted to Elvis’ close friend Pearl Schaefer and eventually made its way to the collection. Another of the rides in the collection is a 1946 Ford that was owned by Vernon Presley, Elvis’ father.

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1927 Packard Found in Abandoned Philadelphia Factory Sitting for Over 40 Years – IronTrap Garage

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In this episode Matt, Mike, and the team from Cabin Fever Auction Company travel to Northwest Philadelphia to help rescue a 1927 Packard sitting in a closed down Machine shop / Factory since the 1970’s and off the road since the 1950’s. John Paul’s Father has owned this building since the 1970’s and bought the Packard in approximately the 1940’s. The property is being sold and the family wanted help relocating the car to a proper garage so they can attempt to get it road worthy again. We tagged along to document removing the old Packard from it’s tomb.

This muscle car dealer is selling a dream barn find collection – Elliot Wood @Autoclassics

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Restore a Muscle Car is a firm in Lincoln, Nebraska that takes huge numbers of classic American muscle cars and restores them to a sellable condition. Such is the size of its inventory that it now has too many cars and not enough time to restore them all, and is selling many of its unrestored models. Company employee Dave Hall has been kind enough to take the internet on a video tour of one of the sheds of classics, many of which are literal barn finds, that need a new owner.

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