One of the most frustrating aspects of discovering a great barn find is when the owner believes that their car is worth top dollar just because a fully restored one once sold for big money at auction. When Joshua C. found this ’69 Camaro RS/SS 396 he quickly found out that the owner is one of those individuals who would rather see it decay, than sell it for a realistic amount.
The seller has the right to ask whatever they want for their car, but this tale is a sad one that is fueled by hard times and alcohol. Each time Joshua visits the Camaro, it seems that the mountain of empty beer cans piled next to it grows a little taller and the owner seems a bit more fixated on selling it at a Barrett Jackson Auction. It is sad that a rare Camaro like this one has been left to rot away, but unless someone with deep pockets comes along and has mercy on it, it likely will stay in that barn until there is nothing left to save.
This car already has a considerable amount of rust, but considering it has been sitting in this Texas barn since the 80’s, it’s surprisingly intact. Let’s just hope someone can save it before it gets much worse. We want to thank Joshua for sharing his find with us, even if it is a bit of a sad tale. If anyone is in the area and knows more about this story, we would love to learn more about it!