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Barn Find to Project Car

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 […]

More Barn Finds

More Barn Finds

Over the past few years the term “Barn Finds” has grown to include just about anything that doesn’t have a current license plate on it! A true Barn Find from my perspective is that immaculate, unrestored classic car that has not seen daylight in the past 30 years. More Barn Finds today are found in […]

Fixer Upper: 1966 Olds Toronado Part 2

Fixer Upper: 1966 Olds Toronado Part 2

First Inspection Our Project 1966 Oldsmobile Torodado Fixer Upper arrived recently but it would not start. It had to be pushed off of the multi-car hauler. However, as soon as we got it in the driveway, shot a spray of raw gas into the carb and hooked up a jumper battery it fired right up. It […]

Tractor Drums

Tractor Drums

How many times do you hear the same old Disc Jockey at a car show playing music you have heard a hundred times? Miss the smell of burning fuel and the sound of well tuned engines? How about something just a little different? Think out of the box as they say! This makes me happy […]

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 […]

Finding Barn Finds

Finding Barn Finds

I have been fortunate over the years to have found several very desirable Barn Finds. Most times they were simply pure luck or simply being in the right place at the right time. The interview below is an author that has collected hundreds of Barn Find stories and turned them into a book. I hope […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

The Barn Find AMX is progressing slowly but steadily. It is currently having all of the little body waves and dings removed prior to getting its final bath of red and black paint. Here is the body fresh from having the last of the paint removed and the body scrubbed. Second is a skim coat […]

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 […]

Barn Find Project AMX Varible Flow Mufflers and Sound

Barn Find Project AMX Varible Flow Mufflers and Sound

Our Barn Find Project AMX continues to progress and we are thrilled with how this little beast performs and handles. I can assure you this car is going to see some serious street time next summer but for now the work continues. Progress slowed a little over the summer in order to play with some […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

New Barn Finds

New Barn Finds

We were out this past weekend enjoying a brief taste of spring and came across some more “Barn Finds”. Unfortunately, these were more “Pasture Finds” and not as well preserved as true Barn Finds. Some of these are too far gone to be salvaged but others still may find there way to be included in […]

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 […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Barn Find Update

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Barn Find Update

I usually say, “Wipe it down; Fire it up; Hit the road.” I think in this case it is more like, “Hook it up; Strap it down; Hit the road.” We told you about this Barn Find a while back. Well, now it is back on the road; not on its own but back on […]

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 […]