We all dream of finding a barn out in the country full of rare old cars. I have been more than fortunate enough to have found a couple myself. However, I recently found a stash of old cars in a barn and convinced the owner to part with them. The bad news is that there isn’t anything in the barn that makes by heart race; the good news is they are all available for sale as of this writing (October 6, 2011). Although these are not my cup of tea I am certain there are a bunch of you out there that will begin to drool all over yourselves when you see the photos.
Here is the deal. First, you can not contact the owner directly until you have contacted me with your contact info and what car(s) you are interested in. I will give that info to the owner who will contact you to “talk turkey” on one or all of the cars. Second, the prices given below are guidelines. The final price you negotiate may be higher or lower depending on all the parts you want or the work you want done on the car before it leaves. Third, and this is the best part, if you want you can be there when your car comes out of the barn. If it has to come out before you can get there we will try to document it as it happens so you will have a record of your barn find
These are treasures to the owner. He has been collecting and working on these for years. His health is not what it used to be and he wants to clear them all out and get one or two he can drive. Some of these cars have had a restoration started and others were driven into their resting place the battery removed and have set for a couple of years.
I have provided a very brief description on each car but the owner can give you lots more details. Many of them are without engine and transmission while others are complete. Some have all new sheet metal included and other do not. Everyone of these should be considered a project car with each requiring different levels of restoration.
Contact me by email only. NO PHONE CALLS. Richard@LegendaryCollectorCars.com.
Here is the first batch, we will do more over the next few days.
1955 Chevy Bel Air
This is a 1955 Bel Air 2 Door Hardtop on which some work has been done. It is a complete car minus engine and transmission.
1964 Olds 88 Convertible
1964 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible: This car is all there and was running and driving when it went into the Barn!
1940 Chevy Hot Rod
1940 Chevy Hot Rod: This car has actually been on the street and is drivable and been out this year. It is updated and finished. Sorry for the lack of photos but will get more up soon. Look at the 1951 Ford photos and you will see another view of this car in the background. It is in primer and way cool in the Rat Rod fashion.
1935 Dodge Body, Complete
1935 Dodge: This is the body only BUT includes all the fenders, doors and running boards and is in excellent conditon.
1951 Ford Convertible
About the Author: I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. The time there was very rewarding but the urge for a slower pace moved us to Tennessee a few years ago and we love it. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle. As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. When they don't we are usually out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.