Barn Find to Project Car

In our last Post we told you about our Barn Find page and told you that most Barn Finds are really pasture finds that are too far gone to restore. This time I want to tell you not to loose hope and to always check out all the leads you hear. Over the past ten years or so I have actually found at least three really good Barn Finds. Two were actually in real barns! The other was in a garage having just been liberated from an eighteen wheeler trailer in the desert!

This is the 1969 AMC AMX I found in a barn in Alabama. It didn’t look like this but this is our finished project.

Each of these cars became project cars for us and were restored to various levels of finish. The first was a 1969 AMC AMX. The second was a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the third was a 1955 Dodge Royal.

I have included photos of how and where the cars were found when I first saw them. Over the next few weeks I will be giving you a recap of what happened next to each car.

This is inside the barn garage where I found the car.

Barn Find yard art is great but what is even better is when that Barn Find turns into a Best In Show! Come back for the rest of the story.

This is the 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona being released from inside a large 18 wheeler trailer where it was locked up for decades.


The Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona on the set of Power Nation after being restored. It has gone on to be a Best in Show winner and has its Junior and Senior AACA (Antique Auto Club of America) Badges!

This Barn Find Project is not complete but is getting very close.

Here is our 1955 Dodge Royal Project Barn Find just before the tractor pulled it out.

Here is the tractor doing its job, it even still has the bush hog mower attached!

It is not finished but its on its way.

We will tell you more about these project over the next few weeks.

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About the Author: I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. 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 especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our page) 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. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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