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1940 Chrysler; Worlds Fair Car?

1940 Chrysler; Worlds Fair Car?

The cars are cool but it is the stories and documentation that makes them really interesting. There are still cars out there to be found and still more untold stories. Every once in awhile I get a contact from someone who swears they have the long lost Prototype of some special car. Are they right […]

Barn Find to Show Car!

Barn Find to Show Car!

The story is one that is touching to the heart. Back in the early 70s a very young seven year old boy lost his parents. It was a difficult time for the family and he spent his week with close family members and weekends with a family friend. This difficult experience was also a very […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 390 Four-Speed Restoration

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 390 Four-Speed Restoration

The 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler is a very rare muscle car. Two versions were made; a blue and white Dan Gurney Special and a red and white Cale Yarborough Special. Although most were 351 powered with automatic transmissions there were a few 390 and 428 cars produced. The subject of this article is a 390 […]

Motion Performance Camaro?

Motion Performance Camaro?

We recently ran an article on the Motion Performance cars and some of their ads. That article generated a contact from a reader who would like to remain anonymous who has what he believes to be a 1969 Motion Camaro. It could be a Baldwin Motion car or a Motion conversion on a customer’s Camaro. […]

Fixer Upper; 1955 Dodge Project Car Update

Fixer Upper; 1955 Dodge Project Car Update

It has been awhile since we introduced you to our 1955 Dodge Project Car. It has been a very busy spring and summer so far and the time to work on it has been very limited. Most of our effort has been to look the car over and try to determine what it is we […]

Fixer Upper: #3 1955 Dodge

Fixer Upper: #3 1955 Dodge

Are series of Fixer Upper cars continues with a twist. Are Fixer Upper #3 is a 1955 Dodge Royal and will not be sold when completed. We plan on keeping this one. Have you ever watched the TV show American Pickers? If not, it is a TV series about Mike and Frank who travel around […]

Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper

We are going to start a new series of posts here on www.LegendaryCollectorCars.com called Fixer Upper. Although I love the high end cars that are beautifully restored, restomoded or customized they generally fall into the “dream” category for most enthusiasts. The reality is that most of us can only afford a nice driver car and […]

Barn Finds

Barn Finds

The Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals is arguably the best muscle car show in the country. It almost seems like an oxymoron to use the term MCACN and barn find in the same breath. However, one small corner of the most prestigious muscle car show every year is reserved for barn finds. Here are a […]

1969 AMX Barn Find Driving Impressions

1969 AMX Barn Find Driving Impressions

Previously we showed you the build of our 1969 AMC AMX Barn Find, Click Here to see that Post and video). This was a car we found in a barn in Alabama. We brought it home and did a complete restoration on it over a three year period. Actually, it was more than a restoration. We […]

1969 "Project Barn Find AMX" For Sale

1969 “Project Barn Find AMX” For Sale

This great car has been sold and will be going to Florida. I hope to finish the driving impressions video before it leaves. One of the most fun things to do is to go on a hunt for a new Project Car or any car for that matter. We recently completed a search we can’t tell […]

"Barn Find" 1968 Ford Torino

“Barn Find” 1968 Ford Torino

“Barn Find” is a term that all car guys have dreams about. Some of us have actually been lucky enough to pull a long lost muscle car from out of a barn but unfortunately few get to experience this excitement. In reality most lost survivors are rarely found in a barn; more than likely they […]

Not a Barn Find...It's a Lake Find!

Not a Barn Find…It’s a Lake Find!

Today, it seems everyone wants to discover a Barn Find. The desire to find that rare hidden away vehicle that no one has seen for decades. Most of us dream of a forgotten Cobra, Corvette or Hemi. I challenge you to dream a little bigger. How about finding a multi-million dollar car at the bottom […]

Barn Find?

Barn Find?

I am not sure if this car was found in a barn or not. However, I do know that it was found a long ways from where it was sold new. For those of you not deep into the Blue Oval Ford cars, the 1968/69 Mercury Cyclones are getting rather rare. They are terrific cars, well priced […]

New Project Car

New Project Car

Doing a Project Cars is one of the things we have the most fun with on this site. We just finished our Project Barn Find AMX, and Project High School 67 Mustang fastback, sold the Project Bulls Eye Dodge Dart and our Project Cougar is near completion so it was time to start a new […]

Project Bulls Eye Sold

Project Bulls Eye Sold

When we started this project our goal was to demonstrate that it doesn’t take trunk full of money to have fun with a collector car. Project Bulls Eye our 1963 Dodge Dart GT with slant 6 and push button automatic has been sold for under $2,000. Our intent was to dress the car out a little and get […]

Legendary Collector Cars TV Episode 8: AMX Barn Find

Legendary Collector Cars TV Episode 8: AMX Barn Find

  For two years now we have been working on our Project Car Barn Find AMX. It is now completed and we are cruising around Middle TN in cold air conditioning and having a blast. More on that in Episode 9. Today’s Legendary Collector Car TV is all about finding the AMX and doing the […]

Rat Rod Update

Rat Rod Update

We recently added some new images to our Rat Rod pages. You should check them out. If you have any Rat Rod or Barn Find images you would like to share on this web site with our viewers please email them to rfleener@comcast.net. Thank you.

Original Owner 1965 Chevy SS

Original Owner 1965 Chevy SS

This is a story we all hear about and dream about. I need not say any more just watch this video and try not to tear up.

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

We have finally gotten the Project Barn Find AMX back from the paint shop, have the new interior in and have it out on the road. It isn’t finished yet; we still need to do all the detail clean up to the engine compartment and underside as well as take a look at a couple […]

Barn Find Project AMX Update

Barn Find Project AMX Update

As usual we have slipped a little on the timeline for the AMX but better to take your time and do it right than do it over again, Right? The car is 95% back together. The radio was rebuilt by Ward’s Classic Car Radio so the AM works great, the 8Track is nostalgic and the […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Every day we see progress now. The AMX is into final assembley and buff; still not done but I can see the end in sight. We remain pretty close to schedule but there is always one more thing to do before doing the next thing. I decided to go ahead and hook up and debug […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Here is another teaser/project update on our Barn Find AMX. At this point the car is getting its first buff of the clear coat. There is still the final buff yet to be done. However, I want you to take a look at the reflection in the paint in the upper passenger side of the […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

It’s Red; Project Barn Find AMX is Red! It has been several months since we media blasted the AMX back to its original sheet metal but now it has again turned red. It may not be glossy, but it is red. What you see here is just the red base coat that will get a […]

Rare Find: Indy 500 Lithograph

Rare Find: Indy 500 Lithograph

We all love to find lost treasures and sometimes they are a car in a barn and other times they are rare parts at a swap meet. I have just come across something many of you will find exciting while others couldn’t care less. One of my favorite drivers is 4 time Indianapolis 500 winner […]

Barn Finds Found Part #3

Barn Finds Found Part #3

This is our third and last post on this Barn Find collection. I hope you have found this entertaining. If you have some Barn Finds you want to share please pass them along. Now here is the last of our find. 1949 Chevy Convertible 1949 Chevy Convertible: This is a real solid car and is […]

Barn Finds Found Part 2

Barn Finds Found Part 2

Recently we showed you the Barn Finds we just uncovered. Today, we bring you some more!   1969 Olds Cutlass Supreme Convertible 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible: This car is in the shop and not in the barn. I has new paint, 455 engine, automatic and air. Excellent car. 1965 Ford Galaxy 1965 Ford Galaxy: […]

Barn Finds Found

Barn Finds Found

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 but they are no longer available for sale. Although these are not my cup […]

"Barn Finds" in a Pasture!

“Barn Finds” in a Pasture!

I was taking a trip through Central Iowa not long ago and driving down a main road outside of Pella just about sunset. It had been a long day of driving with about 12 hours under my belt when what should my wondering eyes should spot but a 50s style junk yard right beside the […]

Mustang and AMX Project Update

Mustang and AMX Project Update

We continue to make progress on our two active Project Cars. The first is the Gloriana 67 Mustang fastback and the second is the Barn Find AMX. We hope to have both on the street and at car shows yet this summer but with all the distractions and summer activities we may have difficulty getting […]

Update Your Factory Radio

Update Your Factory Radio

Obviously, this is not the AMX AM-8-Track; it is a Ford AM! The AMX radio was already shipped off when we did this article. Music and cars go together like ice cream and hot fudge! It seems like you have two choices with vintage radios replace them or don’t listen to music! When it comes […]

Project Car Update

Project Car Update

The rear quarter windows are out as our the door windows (although not in this photo). The slight gold tone you see on the metal is not flash rust but is the result of the acid bath the car got to neutralize the baking soda blast. We aren’t making fast progress on our Project Cars […]

Project Barn Find AMX is off to Paint!

Project Barn Find AMX is off to Paint!

This is what she looked like the day we pulled her out of the Barn she had been sitting in since 1982! Our Project Barn Find AMX is off to paint. We had to change our plans at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts and a buddy of ours has agreed to paint the […]

Barn Find AMX Update

Barn Find AMX Update

We just stripped out the interior and will leave the old insulation down and add some new high-tech stuff right over it. After being a little lazy this winter we are back on Project Barn Find AMX with hopes of having it ready for the May Good Guys show in Nashville. While we are waiting […]

Wendell Scott by Ned Jarrett

Wendell Scott by Ned Jarrett

We sometimes forget about the history and the stories behind the cars we find and collect. One of the things I love most about car collecting are the people and the stories. Most of us get a kick out of Barn Finds and even strolling through junk yards. We enjoy the vintage iron in its […]

Project Barn Find AMX gets Soda Blasted

Project Barn Find AMX gets Soda Blasted

We haven’t said much about our Project Barn Find AMX for a while because we got detoured off onto some other projects for a while but spring is coming and I am determined to drive this little hot rod to the Nashville Good Guys show in May. That kind of deadline means getting down to […]

1969 Camaro RS/Z28 Barn Find

1969 Camaro RS/Z28 Barn Find

When was the last time you saw a 1969 Camaro RS/Z28 in this shape? How about in a Major Car Show? When we first saw this car at the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show we knew we had to get some photos. After all this is one rare Camaro. It is a 1969 RS/Z28 with […]

Corvette in the Barn; a Book Review

Corvette in the Barn; a Book Review

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 […]

Help us Build a Rat Rod! (not a barn find; it came out of a pasture)

Help us Build a Rat Rod! (not a barn find; it came out of a pasture)

Could this become a Rat Rod? If you are a regular visitor to our site you have probably guessed that we are partial to Muscle Cars but really like everything with 4 wheels. We own and drive: a Corvette ZO6, the first production 1969 Ford Talladega ever built, a 1965 Thunderbird Convertible, a 1959 El […]

Another Rare Barn Find becomes a Project Car-Part 2

Another Rare Barn Find becomes a Project Car-Part 2

Part 2-continued from 8-12-2010 It seems even though the ad had run out and he got some tire kickers, no one was interested in a 1969 Mercury. Before I showed up he had made arrangements to re-list the ad. The new ad was running even though I had purchased the car and this time the […]

Another Rare Barn Find becomes a Project Car-Part 1

Another Rare Barn Find becomes a Project Car-Part 1

Part 1 We recently received an email from a friend in Southern California. He knew Katrina and I had been looking for a 428 CJ Dan Gurney Spoiler for many years, eight to be exact. Not once in all that time did one ever surface that we know of. My friend’s email gave the details […]

Barn Find and Project Car Update

Barn Find and Project Car Update

Many of you have been asking what is up with the Project Cars and any new Barn Finds? It has been a great summer and that usually means spending more time using the cars than working on them! However, we have managed to get the Barn Find AMX back on all four wheels with new […]

Project Barn Find AMX

Project Barn Find AMX

If you are a regular reader at this site you already know about our Barn Find AMX turned Project Car. Work has never stopped on this Project but we did have a couple of slow downs due to parts issues or other conflicts. However, we just passed a major mile stone on Memorial Day weekend […]

Cobra in the Barn

Cobra in the Barn

Obviously, the title is to catch your eye. That must have been just what author Tom Cotter was thinking when he chose that title for his new Motorbooks publication. The book is a collection of short stories about the elusive barn find we all seek. The fact that the subjects of each story are successful […]

Barn Find AMX restoration is on schedule!

Barn Find AMX restoration is on schedule!

If you have been following the progress on our Barn Find AMX you know we haven’t told you much lately. That is because we have been in the garage working! We are on track for having the car ready for the first big show in Nashville this spring. We hope to unveil the little red […]

More Barn Finds

More Barn Finds

I am amazed every time a new Barn Find shows up. I just recently received some photos of a find that makes all others seem like mere used car lots. How would you like to stumble into a backyard with two old Mustangs under car covers. They have been sitting there for over 30 years? […]

New AMX Project Car added to Garage

New AMX Project Car added to Garage

We have added a new Project AMX to our garage. It replaces the previous car which has since been sold to a new owner who will be completing it. We had the opportunity to pick up an excellent Barn Find but had to move one of our Project Cars out to make room for the […]

Barn Find page updated

Barn Find page updated

We have had a very productive November from a Barn Find perspective. Not only did we find a bunch of different cars out in the woods but we even found a high quality Barn Find in a Barn that we purchased and hope to have on the road by spring. If you like to look […]

Barn Find, No! Parking Lot Find!

Barn Find, No! Parking Lot Find!

By: Richard Fleener We all have that dream of finding the rare winged Dodge Daytona in a barn covered in dust but otherwise prisitne. It may be just like one we saw fishtail away from a stop light in a street race late one night when we were out cruiseing with a bunch of buddies […]

Barn Find and Car For Sale Ad

Barn Find and Car For Sale Ad

We just posted a new Barn Find on our Cars For Sale page. It is a very rare Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Dan Gurney Special. Check it out and we will try to follow the restoration of this car. If you have any interesting Barn Finds email us some pictures and a little info. We would […]