Massive Stash Found In Northern Georgia!

Reader James M recently received a tip about a massive stash of cars in a barn in Northern Georgia from a family friend. The owner of this barn passed away about a year ago and their family has decided to sell the entire collection! James works for a dealership in Georgia and he is negotiating with the family to possibly buy all of the cars, so he’s keeping the location under wraps for the time being, but he thought we might all enjoy a quick look.

From James – These vehicles have been sitting since the mid-’80s. And a lot of them have that ’70s vibe and mods from back in the day. The owner passed approx a year ago and now are being sold off. Part of the stash is a ‘64.5 Mustang, ’62 Ford 390 4spd Galaxy Convertible, ’68 Torino GT, ’64 Sport Fury, ’69 Pontiac Catalina Convertible and another 17 interesting finds.

What a great find! I won’t lie, I’m a bit jealous of James. It would be amazing to just wander around this barn to look at each car and to wonder what it’s history and story is. I want to thank him for sharing this find with us and we want to wish him luck! Hopefully, he will keep us posted on how things work out. So, do you see any finds here that you would like to have? Be sure to check out the gallery below and let us know in the comments!

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  1. Bob_in_TN Member

    Thank you James M for letting us take a look.

    These sorts of collections are always interesting. Who was the collector? What drove his interest? Why these particular cars (there doesn’t seem to be an obvious theme)? Why did they sit so long? What were the storage conditions (besides dirty)?

    And now, how to go about selling them. I hope James M keeps us posted. Selling a stash of cars like this might sound easy, but it would be a ton of work, more than the average person would want to undertake. (Though it is fun to think about how I might approach it.)

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  2. poseur Member

    I also love seeing these collections and imagining what went in to creating them.
    Were they the owners favorites through the decades and collected after he matured and acquired wealth?
    Were they cars owned, enjoyed and mothballed after the next latest and greatest came along?
    Regardless there’s something more than a bit sad to knowing that the passion for the collection likely passed along with the owner, leaving the responsibility to the family to liquidate them.

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    • Dave

      Sometimes the story behind the collection is better than the collection itself. Sometimes it’s not.
      My late mother scoured garage sales for her treasures. But she had a plan, buying books, cataloguing her treasures, and keeping track of what they were selling for at auction.
      Because I’m a ham radio enthusiast, people started giving me their old CB radios about 30 years ago. I sold some, bought some, gave some away to friends. But they keep coming…a few months ago two 23 channel bases appeared in front of my locker at work! Others I’ve found beside my car, waiting like a stray cat looking for a new home.
      While I’ve managed to whittle the collection down, neither of my kids are interested. I check eBay every month and update the value of the herd, but they probably won’t take the time and effort to sell everything online.

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      • half cab

        Hey Dave…I’m sure this isn’t the time or place to ask so forgive me …but drove a big truck aka 18 wheeler in 80s n 90s and still have my old cobra 29. Do the truckers still use these? Channel 19?

        Thanks gene

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      • Dave

        Truckers still use channel 19 but it’s not the nonstop conversation that it once was. There years ago I took a trip to Montana and the most conversations I heard were on the way home about flooding in I70 in Ohio. I suppose that modern technology has rendered the Smokey report obsolete.

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      • Frank

        I use to be into CB radio had a Cobra 2000 base station that had all the mods and tunes on it with a Antron 99 as the antenna then had a cobra 149 GTL in my truck it also had all the mods done to it with a 2 hundred watt kicker use to talk side band shooting skip I talked damn near around the world it was fun that was back in the 90’s early 2000 but I moved and sold my stuff after that I want to get another radio just to shoot skip on side band again it was fun seeing how far you can get out

  3. Speedy Gonzalez

    So exciting seeing abandoned collections like this, I am currently trying to inquire about one in my area

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    • Josh Mortensen Josh Mortensen Staff

      If you get a chance to see it in person, please send us photos!

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    • John Taylor

      Dave I have a Uniden ax144 out in the back shed out here in Australia. It is an upper and lower side band set (Not a Ham radio though ) and often wondered if I hooked it up if I would find anyone on those airwaves still. It has just been sitting on a shelf so might not be any good anymore anyway. I was studying to get my Ham license many years ago, back then you had to be able to rebuild a radio etc. Interesting you mentioned that.

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      • Dave

        Hello, John. Australia has two CB radio bands, I think, the one you have and a UHF (470 MHz) band. Connect an antenna and listen. Here in the United States its communication function has been taken over by the cell phone and its social media function has been taken over by online services. There are a few hobbyists still keeping it alive.

        Australia, like the U.S., changed their amateur radio licensing requirements recently to encourage more people to get their licenses, so check it out. There may be online study guides and practice tests.

        73, and good DX.

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    • john c

      Your name here…A GREAT song…. (-;

  4. Tony Primo

    There have been more stashes on Barn Finds today than a whole season of Miami Vice!

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  5. Mr.BZ

    That’s what I want to know, the owners story and what these cars meant to him. With my mom and dad passing in recent years, it is difficult to think of all of their hopes, dreams and memories just fading away. Us 6 kids are determined to not let that happen.

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  6. Tom Member

    Thankfully someone finally found out for putting some cars away with a clue! Mostly convertibles which is impressive. As is said, “If the top goes down, the price goes UP ! Decent colors. Pick up trucks which are hot nowadays.

    Would be nice to know more about engine and trans combos in some of these like the Sport Fury with the steel wheels. The Torino Fastback which I think was better choice in the fastback than the convertible body.

    Impressed as to what this guy put away. I would be nice to see how nicely detailed they could be without restorations. I would save a ton of money, create some great drivers without being over-invested.

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  7. BobMck Member

    I believe this is exactly what we all dream about! What an exciting find.

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  8. John S.

    Oh man… my keyboard is shorting out… I’m droooooling over that ’62 Galaxy convertible! 390 4-speed? Holy schamoly!!!

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  9. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    The 62 Ford convertible is my favorite.
    God bless America

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  10. Jerry Soncrant

    Maybe I love cars too much but I don’t get these “collectors” that have so many cars they can’t drive them on a regular basis and they just sit….and sit…..and sit.
    I could narrow it down to 7 of my favorite cars and drive one every day of the week and keep em fresh!!
    If I ever hit the lottery that is.

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  11. dmose dmose Member

    I’m not 100% if I’ll make a deal on these but It has been a blast to try. At the end of the day for me it’s about time & $. And if there’s not a big light at end of tunnel I’m not wasting either! I’ll update more later!

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