RECENT BARN FINDS
All of us have dreams of finding that pristine 1967 Corvette 427 with side pipes in a neighbor’s garage. It is still possible but today it is more likely to be a Chrysler K Car than a vintage Corvette. However, they are still out there so don’t give up. You are unlikely to be able to drive any of these barn finds home but they will likely be well worth restoring.
None of the cars on this page are For Sale.
Got any pictures you would like to add to our site? Email them to us and we will post them with photo credits to you. Let’s see who has the best Barn Find.
Here are some more, check these out.
If you think all the old cars have been found and there is nothing out there in all those old barns and fields you are sadly mistaken.
We were recently driving down a main road outside of Pella, Iowa when we spotted a row of potential Rat Rods and collector parts cars! What a treasure; a junk yard from the 50s right out front and on display. Everything was for sale!
We are partial to the 1969 Ford and Mercury aero cars. Here are some that are ready for restoration.
Wendell Scott Race Car Finds!
How about this for a NASCAR Hauler? Looks nothing like the fancy high end 18 wheeler rigs the teams use today!
Barn Find at a Car Show!
We “found” this Barn Find at the Forge Muscle Car Show in 2010! It has 39,000 original miles and was parked and forgotten in 1975! This is why you don’t buy a car without looking at it! I can see it now, classified reads: “A 1969 Z28 RS in original condition, low miles, one owner….”
This wasn’t in a Barn but it was in a Body Shop!
This is now one of our Project Cars and is a very rare 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler; 428 SCJ Drag Pack, Ram Air, 4-Speed. This is a one owner car that had been abandoned in a body shop.
Here is Our Barn Find!
We just found our first real “Barn Find” in November 2009. It is an original owner AMX and it was located in a Barn! We will be bringing you more on this after it is extracted from the barn and onto our trailer for the trip home. You can now see it on our Project Car page.
Here are some good old Pasture Finds not far from our house!
1961 Ford Galaxy Wagon
Cool little Dart
1946 Ford; we have purchased this car and it will soon be going onto our Project Car page. It will be our first Rat Rod!
1937 Chevy Sedan Delivery; We just purchased this hulk. If you are interested in purchasing it before it becomes a Project Car or goes on eBay let us know. We are also looking for a rear door and two front doors.
Boss 429 and a Cobra Jet!
I still can’t believe these photos that were given to me!
It seems these two cars, a Boss 429 and a 68 1/2 Cobra Jet were just parked in a backyard with car covers on them for over 30 years.
There it is, Boss Nine!
What a shame.
Interior looks good.
Oil cooler is still there and so is the smog stuff!
Look very closely, 321 ACTUAL miles.
I have been told that these cars were sold after these photos were taken and the cars are in the hands of a knowledgeable buyer.
One of the first 50 Cobra Jet 428 CJ cars built in 1968.
You know this car did some strip time!
This is our very own AMX Barn Find, you can see more of it on our Project Car page.
A good friend of ours, Lou Whitfield out in Bakersfield, CA just scored a neat find. He knew about this car for 12 years or more and kept chasing it and now he is bring it home! It is a 351 powered 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler (W nose car). These have become extremely hard to find. Their sister car the Cale Yarborough Spoiler seems to be a little (but not much) easier to find.
Here are some photos of what Lou just found in early 2009. We will get you some more photos as his project begins to unfold. They will be posted on our Project Cars page.
I am looking for one of these myself. I want a 428 CJ Dan Gurney Spoiler. If you find one call or email me!
This car even has air!
WOW, look at all the extra goodies in the trunk. Sometimes you find stuff in the trunk that is worth more than the car!
If you would like to see what is happening to this car now, Click Here.
The following photos are of a pair of Cadillacs my friend Steve Whitaker found in a barn in Iowa in 2008.
AMX and Javelin
We found these AMC cars were scattered OUTSIDE the barn, that’s never good!
A barn find is usually a good thing; a yard find may not be so good!
These AMXs were part of a dozen or so I passed on but were soon purchased by someone braver than I.
CHEVELLES! These were for sale on Craig’s List.
There are approximately 35 Chevelles all lined up in a row. We found these in November 2009.
Almost all are missing their engines and transmissions.
Hey, look! No engine but you can pull it with the bicycle!
This was one of the “best” in the row.
Yes, it is an SS.
There were several SS cars in the group but no drive lines.
If these had been put in a barn 20 years ago when they were parked they might be worth something today.
This is a convertible. Not much of anything was good on the car other than the top.
This set of photos is of an old Chevy truck I found sitting in the pasture behind my in-laws property on Thanks Giving!
Here is a big old Chevy truck we found on Thanksgiving 2009.
The scavengers have done a number on it.