It took 33 years of patiently waiting, but reader John P finally got to buy the classic that’s been hiding in this barn for much of the last 3 decades. For whatever reason the original owner wouldn’t part with it, rather seeing it deteriorate. It took a lot of patience, but the car is finally his and it’s now on it’s way to being resurrected. I guess it goes to show, good things come to those who wait!
John’s find is a 1969 Camaro RS with its numbers matching engine and transmission. It sadly has been repainted and not in its original color. The original color combo was the fantastic Red-Orange paint with a black vinyl top. It’s really too bad that the original owner decided to have it repainted, but if you aren’t wanting to draw a lot of attention everywhere you go, black is a much better color choice than bright orange!
It’s a bit difficult to see here, but this ’69 is clad with the houndstooth upholstery! No word yet on if it’s original or was added at a later time, but I’m a sucker for houndstooth and would want it regardless if it’s original or aftermarket. John told me to be a top notch car it is going to need a new interior, as well as a new paint job. He’s already set to work on cleaning it up though and has the engine running already. To actually get it back on the road he knows it needs the following items: brakes, vacuum lines, new exhaust and tires.
I’m glad to see that John has it out of the barn and that it’s already on it’s way to being put back on the road. I’m wish him the best of luck with it and want thank him for sharing it with us! And to those of you who have been patiently waiting to get the car of your dreams, remember, patience pays off. I’m sure the past 30 years have been painful, but I can’t begin to imagine the excitement John felt as his Camaro saw daylight again! And I bet it will be a great day when he takes it for its first spin around the block. If you have a story like John’s, we would love to share it, so please send us your story here at mail@BarnFinds.com and be sure to include a few photos!