Barn Finds http://barnfinds.com Rescuing Forgotten Classics Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:41:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The Peter Max Corvette Collection http://barnfinds.com/the-peter-max-corvette-collection/ http://barnfinds.com/the-peter-max-corvette-collection/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:41:40 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25454 [Image]

I have heard stories of the Peter Max Collection, but this is the first time I have seen photos of the entire collection of Corvettes all together. According to the guys over at the Hemmings Blog, the artist turned Corvette owner has finally decided to part ways with all 36 cars. It has taken 25 years, but these Vettes may finally see some use. A daring group of individuals were able to get Peter to part ways with the cars and are now in the process of pulling them out of storage, cleaning them, and getting them all running again. The entire story is an incredible one, so if you haven’t heard of this collection, be sure to read the entire story of how it came to be! Special thanks to Jim S for bringing this news to our attention!

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Survivor 1959 Jaguar XK150 http://barnfinds.com/survivor-1959-jaguar-xk150/ http://barnfinds.com/survivor-1959-jaguar-xk150/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:26:30 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25444 [Image]

Over the past few years, I’ve watch a particularly interesting trend take place. It seems everyone is on the hunt for unrestored and all original exotic cars. I can understand the appeal of a car that is as it left the factory, but sometimes it is hard to understand the premiums attached to these survivors. That is until you see a survivor like this 1959 Jaguar XK150 FHC and then the thought process makes sense. We all say it around here all the time, it’s only original once, but when you actually see and experience an unrestored survivor you will see the appeal of originality! Even if the paint has been touched up and small repairs have been performed, you come to find that the original details from the factory are impossible to replicate, especially on hand built and limited production cars. This Jaguar isn’t perfect, but it’s close to it and is definitely worth a look. You can find it here on eBay with a $64k BIN.

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Wall Art: 1960 Triumph TR3 http://barnfinds.com/wall-art-1960-triumph-tr3/ http://barnfinds.com/wall-art-1960-triumph-tr3/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:46:48 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25437 [Image]

Some people go to great lengths to protect their unfinished projects. It makes sense, after putting countless hours into repairing, straightening, and sanding body panels, the last thing you want is for them to get damaged while they wait to be painted. I’ve seen people go as far as hanging their car from the rafters, but this has to be the first time I’ve seen someone carefully hang each panel on the wall of their garage. As Jim S put it, this is true wall art! In all honesty, I can’t think of anything I’d rather have decorating the walls of my garage than a car as beautiful as a Triumph TR3. This 1960 TR3 found its way onto the wall when the seller’s father started restoring the car. As the body panels were prepped and primed, they were mounted up there for safe keeping. The rest of the car is sitting on the ground awaiting restoration. Have a look at the entire project here on eBay in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Back to the Barn: 1981 DeLorean DMC 12 http://barnfinds.com/back-to-the-barn-1981-delorean-dmc-12/ http://barnfinds.com/back-to-the-barn-1981-delorean-dmc-12/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:17:35 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25429 [Image]

What can be said about the DeLorean that hasn’t already been said? It is a pop culture icon and is memorable not because of its stainless steel body or gullwing doors, but because of its appearance in a certain time traveling movie. I’m not sure if its time in the spotlight helped or hurt the car, but either way these cars have quite the following today. This 1981 DMC12 has been parked for the past 17 years, but in the past few months the seller has gone through things and has it running and driving again. It’s still going to need some work before it is looking and driving its best. If you’ve always wanted to own one of these futuristic ’80s cars, this one can be found here on eBay in Manchester Center, Vermont.

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Rare L89 Corvette Discovered In Australia http://barnfinds.com/rare-l89-corvette-discovered-in-australia/ http://barnfinds.com/rare-l89-corvette-discovered-in-australia/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:06:17 +0000 http://barnfinds.com/?p=25411 [Image]

From this unusually angled photo, this Corvette looks like any other C3 Corvette, but if you give it a closer inspection you’ll discover it is actually something special. The hood scoop gives it away slightly, but the 427 V8 and VIN mean that this is a rare L89 Vettes. If you don’t know your Corvette designations, it means that this is a very special Corvette. Only 390 of these were built in ’69 and it was basically a factory-built race car. There aren’t many of these left and this could very well be the only one in Australia! If you live down under or have been on the hunt for a real L89 take a look at this one here on eBay in Wahroonga, Australia. Thanks goes to Jim S for the tip!

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Bootlegger’s Dream: 1940 Ford Coupe http://barnfinds.com/bootleggers-dream-1940-ford-coupe/ http://barnfinds.com/bootleggers-dream-1940-ford-coupe/#comments 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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