I have driven Corvettes since I was 22 and have always had a “burning” for one of these bad ass machines. The dream has always been my dream to go visit a new friend and spot a 57 Vette in the corner of his garage were it has sat since 1960. One thing leads to another and I am soon loading it onto my trailer all for a far below market price just because he wants it to go to a good home!
Corvette in the Barn is a collection of TRUE stories and essays about car collectors and enthusiasts who have discovered unusual and desirable cars. The author, Tom Cotter, has a love of driving down back roads searching for lost cars. Publisher, Motorbooks, has always been there with the best of the car books. Cotter and Motorbooks previously teamed up on Cobra in the Barn and The Hemi in the Barn along with The Vincent in the Barn. See a pattern here?
Want to know what is in this treasure, check out he table of contents.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter One: Dream Cars
Chapter Two: Hibernating Hot Rods
Chapter Three: Hollywood Machines
Chapter Four: International Intrigue
Chapter Five: Prospectors and Fanatics
Chapter Six: Veterans of the Tarmac Wars
Chapter Seven: Reunited
Chapter Eight: The Good, the Bad and the Lucky
Appendix: Eleven more Barn-Finding Tips
I don’t know about you but I like stories about someones find in a barn but more than anything I like finding my own so the Appendix was the first place I read. Here are brief summaries of the eleven tips!
1. Lawyers are a Barn-Finders Best Friend.
2. Check Out Estate Auction Websites.
3. Tree Surgeons Do it Up High.
4. Business Cards.
5. Go Postal.
6. Mechanic Liens.
8. We Buy Junk Cars.
9. Seek Out Old Collectors.
10. Look into the Crystal Ball.
11. Get Your Own Show.