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Old 08-10-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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barn finds

show the barn finds.

this was at work the other day. I didn't see it until he was pulling out.



Hudson. original and not on the road since 58' if you can see the tab. i didn't know they even tab'd em back then.

was damn near pristene. other than the surface patina..
some tires and a tune up and i bet it runs. even the interior (I hear from my boss) was like new just dusty. and it needs a new ragtop.

damn. how come I never find something like this.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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I love barn finds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maybe it's the kid in me hoping to find the minibike for $5 leaned against a tree somewhere, but I do love barn finds and other nifty discoveries.

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Old 08-10-2009, 06:40 PM   #3
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I love barn finds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maybe it's the kid in me hoping to find the minibike for $5 leaned against a tree somewhere, but I do love barn finds and other nifty discoveries.


I'm not a 'vette guy, but fuck, I could have some fun with a split that someone else already chopped up.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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I'm not a 'vette guy, but fuck, I could have some fun with a split that someone else already chopped up.


no shit. there is still some hope there.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #5
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Yep. I'd hit the brakes so hard my eyeballs would bulge. I'd be turned around and figuring out a begathon strategy for the money. "Yes, we've got room for it."

I think that's part of the joy.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #6
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Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."

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Old 08-11-2009, 05:44 PM   #7
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I love barn finds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maybe it's the kid in me hoping to find the minibike for $5 leaned against a tree somewhere, but I do love barn finds and other nifty discoveries.

Funny to see that car here... I grew up a few miles from where it sat, and it was well known in our high school. The house and yard were equally run down and cluttered with appliances and other vehicles. The 3rd-hand story I heard was that a friend's cousin had gone to the door to inquire about the car, and the man who lived there answered. He said the car was not for sale, and that it was his son's, and that his son was still coming to get it as soon as he got back from Vietnam. This was around 1990...
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:11 PM   #8
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'69 Gtx

Here's the one that burns me. My older brother bought a GTX back in '70 - beautiful car - 440, red with white roof, went like stink. He parked it in around '75 and started driving something else. The car sat for several years with only 57k miles on it. I actually had the pleasure of driving that thing many times - what a beast. He finally talked about getting rid of it in around 1984 and so I asked him what he wanted for it. $2500 was what he thought it was worth. I said I'd pay him that but he refused to sell it to me. He sold it to some unknown for that amount. It is now worth around what $60 - $75 K? He's actually done worse things than that so I let it slide.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:22 PM   #9
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Funny to see that car here... I grew up a few miles from where it sat, and it was well known in our high school. The house and yard were equally run down and cluttered with appliances and other vehicles. The 3rd-hand story I heard was that a friend's cousin had gone to the door to inquire about the car, and the man who lived there answered. He said the car was not for sale, and that it was his son's, and that his son was still coming to get it as soon as he got back from Vietnam. This was around 1990...
its weird that it has snow tyres on it, never saw a vette with snow tyres!
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:01 PM   #10
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This isn't my experience, but I thought some might get amusement from it:

Somewhere around 10 years ago, a good friend of mine found out about a 1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang that was basically just sitting around unused for years in the back of a guy's shop, out in the country. It was white with the blue stripes, had the optional Paxton supercharger, and (unfortunately) an automatic transmission. The car was completely original, save for a respectable re-paint sometime back. It was what car collectors would call a "driver". Definitely not a concourse-level show car, but perfectly fine for regional car geek get-togethers and sunday drives.

The story was the guy had purchased it for his son back 20-30 years ago, before classic car (and especially Shelby Mustang) prices went stratospheric, but tragically his son passed away shortly thereafter. My buddy worked on the guy for months before the old man was talked into selling, which was understandable. He finally got a yes from the fellow somewhere around 2000 or 2001 and paid ~$25K for it- basically low market at the time. Fast forward to a few months ago, my buddy grew tired of it (he's a car collector with a money tree somewhere in his backyard), and sold it for just south of $100K. He gave a lot of thought to having a full-off, rotisserie resto done on it, but he didn't think it would increase the value enough to offset the massive expense.


How's that for an ROI?
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guy i know said "get it out of the driveway"
i ask "is it a car or a motorcycle?"

hemmed and hawed for a week, it had sat there on the coast for 3 years

the battery was so dead it didn't know it was a battery, I gave it the Frankenstein method of resuscitation (jumper cables)

that gave it 2 volts, my charger said, Ah HA!

the tire shop laughed at the tires, they said we won't touch those.

So, a new set of tires, a thermo switch to fix the over heating, and baddaboom!

that was one year and 15k miles ago. Sunny gets 38mpg at 80mph

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #12
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guy i know said "get it out of the driveway"
i ask "is it a car or a motorcycle?"

hemmed and hawed for a week, it had sat there on the coast for 3 years

the battery was so dead it didn't know it was a battery, I gave it the Frankenstein method of resuscitation (jumper cables)

that gave it 2 volts, my charger said, Ah HA!

the tire shop laughed at the tires, they said we won't touch those.

So, a new set of tires, a thermo switch to fix the over heating, and baddaboom!

that was one year and 15k miles ago. Sunny gets 38mpg at 80mph

I always loved those cars. Some poo-poo the car as the killer of the CR-X but I like them a lot. Might be worth a revisit...wife is gonna need a good car for miles to her new job.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:06 PM   #13
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I always loved those cars. Some poo-poo the car as the killer of the CR-X but I like them a lot. Might be worth a revisit...wife is gonna need a good car for miles to her new job.
fast, fun, economical. what is not to like?
really easy to work on, too.
this one has 180k+ miles, running strong

I just upgraded the Alpine system that was in it to a Pioneer MP3 system, and WOW, that little cabin is quite sonically awesome!

I would never have gone out and bought one, but I won't sell this!

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Old 07-22-2011, 11:04 AM   #14
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Day 1


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Never again ......................
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:47 AM   #15
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Gonna need more info on this one...


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