Picked Apart: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette L72

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When people started picking parts from this 1966 Corvette Sting Ray, they likely had no idea of how much it would eventually be worth. If the seller’s claims are true, this is a highly desirable 425 horsepower Sting Ray. Sadly, the engine and drivetrain were pulled years ago. The seller rescued it from a barn it had been parked in for 25 years and has listed it here on eBay. It still has a few of the parts specific to a 425 hp Corvette, but we can’t help but wonder whether it really is a L72. Read more »

Tax Day Challenge

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Today you fit in one of two groups, those who pay or those who get paid. That’s right folks, today is tax day. We hope you have already filed your returns because everything is due tonight. To cheer up those of us who had to divvy up some cash, we wanted to have a challenge. The average tax refund this year is $2,755, so we want to see how many classics our readers can dig up for under that amount. Please share your links in the comments section below. Happy hunting!

1965 Corvair Monza Convertible Project

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This 1965 Corvair convertible is claimed to run, but obviously needs some work. It is hard to determine just how much work from the photo, but if it’s solid and complete, it might be worth a look. This Monza is located in the Bay area and is still wearing black plates, so it is possible that the tin worm has not gotten to it. $1,250 takes it here on craigslist. Thanks to Robert J. for the submission.

Q-Code Convertible: 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7

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The seventies were the beginning of the end for the American muscle car. Stricter emission laws and higher fuel prices were slowly choking these high-powered bruisers into submission. This 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was built for one of the few remaining customers who did not care about how much fuel they burnt while doing a burnout. It has been stored in a Virginia garage for past 20 years, but is now ready to return to the road. Take a look at the eBay auction here where bidding starts at $1,500. Thanks goes to Larry K. for sending this in. Read more »

The Silver Dollar in the Barn

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Here’s our second installment from Tom Cotter’s In the Barn series. This story is from The Corvette in the Barn and it’s a good one. Make sure to signup for email updates so you will be entered in our weekly book giveaway. Also, send in your own find stories because the best one submitted this year will make it into Tom’s next book. Now back to The Silver Dollar in the Barn, enjoy! Read more »

Barn Fuelie: 1961 Chevrolet Corvette

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When it comes to iconic barn finds, the Corvette is one of the most coveted to come across, especially fuel injected Corvettes. This 1961 Corvette was pulled from a barn and is now road worthy. It’s a number matching car, but needs some work. Take a look at this Fuelie here on eBay. Read more »

Third Time Lucky: 1962 MGA Mark II

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Discovering a barn find is an exciting experience. Unfortunately, many people loose steam after that initial rush wears off. The car then starts the process over. This 1962 MGA is one of those cars. It was pulled out of long term storage, sold, and is now on the market once again. Hopefully the next owner will be able muster enough enthusiasm to get the job done. It was last of the MGAs so it came with disc brakes and the largest engine offered. It wasn’t as good as a twin-cam, but it was close and lot cheaper to run. In other words, it deserves to be saved. It can be found here on eBay where bidding is at $510 with no reserve.

1935 Chevrolet Coupe Survivor

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This 1935 Chevrolet 3-window coupe has just been pulled out of a barn in Gower, Missouri. The owner has rebuilt the carburetor and cleaned up the wheels, but other than that it is claimed to be all original. A bone-stock ’35 might not be the most exciting thing to drive, but solid original coupes like this are few and far between. Take a look here on eBay where the bidding starts at $5k.

1969 Mercury Cougar Sports Special

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In the late 1960′s, the Lincoln-Mercury Group was trying to create an image separate from its parent company, Ford Motors. One of their more unusual marketing ploys was to create the Sports Special option group. Instead of being a single option package, it was a group of options, that when combined created the Sports Special. The Cougar registry contains less than 30 cars that fall under this designation. This 1969 Mercury Cougar is one of them and it has been listed for sale here on eBay. Read more »