We love to hear barn find stories from our readers. Good local finds are still out there and you guys are making them everyday. Scott M. just sent us his unexpected discovery and we think it will inspire everyone here to keep looking because you never know where you might come across your own barn find. Here is the tale in his own words:
Hi, I just found your site and am really enjoying it! A few years ago I went to a local lawnmower repair shop to order some parts, the man behind the counter said he might have my exact model out behind the barn and I could get the parts used if I wanted! I said “sure lets take a look” as we get to the barn I see a Mustang fastback and start asking about it and then he shows me more barns on the property with several other classic cars and motors and parts etc.. there where storage containers and other buildings all stuffed with Mustangs and parts. the place was amazing but as you can guess… “no not for sale”.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago in December 2012, my buddy calls me and says “hey the Mustang guy is cleaning out his property and there loading the cars and parts on trailers and hauling them off!” I jump in my truck and drive up there and sure enough, they’re tearing down and stripping buildings, loading and moving all the cars and parts etc. I ask a guy they what’s going on “he says they have until Tuesday at 5:00 to be off the property because the bank was taking it back. I ask for the owner and he says he’s not here but he gave me directions to go find him and talk to him about buying the cars.
I finally find the place and the guy is on an old tractor mowing grass that’s about 4 feet tall. I introduce myself and show him all the cash in my pocket and ask if he’ll sell any of the Mustangs? He says, “no I need them right now but maybe someday?”. I gave him my number and was on my way. I took some pictures and wanted to share my barn find experience!
Wow Scott, that had to quite a surprise to stumble across all this. We hope you can convince the owner to sell you one of those Mustangs so you can be save it from its current predicament. Please keep us updated. And to the rest of you, keep hunting!