Barn Finds http://barnfinds.com Rescuing Forgotten Classics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:20:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Bootlegger’s Dream: 1940 Ford Coupe http://barnfinds.com/bootleggers-dream-1940-ford-coupe/ http://barnfinds.com/bootleggers-dream-1940-ford-coupe/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:20:25 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25398 [Image]

If you were a bootlegger back in the ’40s, this 1940 Ford Standard Coupe would have been the kind of car you dreamed of owning. It had plenty of space for jars and bottles, was stealthy in the dark, but most importantly it had a flathead V8. If you know your bootlegging history, you know these outlaws tried to avoid authorities when possible, but were always prepared to outrun them if necessary. Of course it doesn’t take a criminal mind to appreciate this awesome coupe! Be sure to take a closer look at this survivor here on eBay or find it in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Mystery Hot Rod Find http://barnfinds.com/mystery-hot-rod-find/ http://barnfinds.com/mystery-hot-rod-find/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:35:05 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25388 [Image]

It must have been an interesting experience when the seller of this custom built hot rod discovered it. Other than one emblem that reads “Hot Rod”, there isn’t any form of identification on it. I can imagine it left the seller excited yet confused. If I hadn’t ever seen one of these before, I know I would have been incredibly confused as to what it was. For those of you who haven’t ever run across one of these odd looking machines, I’m guessing it’s a Mechanix Illustrated Roadster. In the November 1951 issue of the magazine, they documented how to build your own sports car for less than $500. As with most home-built cars, many were started but few were finished. This one was completed, but has been parked for many years. It has been pulled out of storage and listed here on craigslist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Thanks goes to Randall N for the tip!

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The Short Bus: Dodge Postal Delivery Van http://barnfinds.com/the-short-bus-dodge-postal-delivery-van/ http://barnfinds.com/the-short-bus-dodge-postal-delivery-van/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:00:17 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=22198 [Image]

Update 10/21/14 – Reader Dennis has pointed out that this Postal Van has been relisted here on eBay, but this time it’s being offered by a different seller. The new seller doesn’t list its current location and they are reusing the previous seller’s photos and description. I would recommend being cautious with this one and I would highly recommend contacting them to get current photos. Special thanks to Dennis for the tip!

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Scenicruiser Lunch Stop Update! http://barnfinds.com/scenicruiser-lunch-stop-update/ http://barnfinds.com/scenicruiser-lunch-stop-update/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:17 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25358 [Image]

Update: Wayne and Dave made it safely home last night! Thanks for everyone who supported them on this crazy journey. It will be interesting to see what eventually become of that old Scenicruiser.

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Possible Rally Car: 1959 Morgan Plus 4 http://barnfinds.com/possible-rally-car-1959-morgan-plus-4/ http://barnfinds.com/possible-rally-car-1959-morgan-plus-4/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:50:07 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25359 [Image]

The seller of this 1959 Morgan Plus 4 touts it as a possible period rally car. They present some proof, but don’t offer any documentation or photos to back up the claim. I thought it would be fun to review the evidence and let everyone here come to their own conclusions. Some race history may add to the car’s value, but either way this is going to be a very expensive project. Find it here on eBay out of Atlanta, Georgia where bidding ends in less than 8 hours!

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Cheap With Patina: 1963 Cadillac DeVille http://barnfinds.com/cheap-with-patina-1963-cadillac-deville/ http://barnfinds.com/cheap-with-patina-1963-cadillac-deville/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:50:32 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25350 [Image]

Fifties and early-sixties Cadillacs were special cars and subsequently are sought after by people who appreciate the big cars of that era. I’m not going to be buying a mint ’59 Caddy, the tail fin king of motordom, anytime soon, but maybe a later model… still with decent size fins… might be within reach. This ’63 DeVille isn’t in the best condition, and it’s a 4-door, not a coupe or convertible. But on the other hand, according to the seller it runs and sounds healthy and even the power windows work. Find it here on craigslist for only $3,750 in Bellingham, Washington.

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Not Even a Tarp: 1964 MG Midget http://barnfinds.com/not-even-a-tarp-1964-mg-midget/ http://barnfinds.com/not-even-a-tarp-1964-mg-midget/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:00:14 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25220 [Image]

There are finds out there that aren’t necessarily interesting or all that rare, but when we find them, they just call to us. When reader Patrick M came across this 1964 MG Midget, something about it spoke to him and in that moment he knew he had to save it. He was able to strike a deal with the owner and before long it was headed to his house. I will let Patrick tell you all about his MG in his own words.

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Saying So Long To Our Mustang http://barnfinds.com/saying-so-long-to-our-mustang/ http://barnfinds.com/saying-so-long-to-our-mustang/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:00:15 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25326 [Image]

This morning was filled with emotions as we said goodbye to our 1965 Mustang. If you have been following our progress on the Mustang, then you know that it recently sold to one of our readers. Lawrence P of San Francisco was the lucky winner of the auction and he wasted no time in transferring the funds and lining up a transporter. We are happy that it is going to him because he is very enthusiastic about the car and plans to continue right where we left off. He hasn’t owned a classic in a while either so it should provide a good opportunity to jump back in the saddle. His family is supportive of the idea and he lives in a good area to participate in the hobby so there is lots of hope for this old girl.

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Moss Covered Classics in Oregon http://barnfinds.com/moss-covered-classics-in-oregon/ http://barnfinds.com/moss-covered-classics-in-oregon/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:28:22 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25274 [Image]

How wet of an environment must a car be in to grow moss? Well the Cottage Grove area of Oregon has the perfect climate for turning any classic into a Chia Pet. All you have to do is park your classic out in the surrounding forest for a few years and your car can look just like one of these moss covered machines. If you just can’t wait that long, these ones are for sale and are already covered in the green stuff. Be sure to take a look at the craigslist ad here and if you’re near the Cottage Grove area be sure to stop and check them out. Special thanks to Chris G for sharing this with us!

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