Stash Of Classic Chevrolet Barn Finds!

Reader Dale S recently discovered a great stash of classics. And he was even able to buy two of the three vehicles! Besides the 1957 Chevrolet Truck seen above, he also found a ’60s Chevrolet Greenbrier and a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. While I’m sure he would have loved to take all three home, he was only able to buy the truck and the van, but they both are pretty sweet finds. Let’s take a closer look at them!

The Greenbrierlooks to be quite rough, but these Corvair based vans aren’t all that common these days. This one could make for a cool rat rod project or a parts donor for a more solid example. It will be interesting to see what Dale decides to do with it.

The truck looks to be equally as rough as the van, but this one is definitely worth restoring! Not only are these trucks going up in value, but this one was owned by the previous owner since new. When they signed over the title, Dale discovered that it’s the original one issued in 1957. Talk about some sweet history!

I’m sure this is the one most of you have been waiting to see! Dale was, unfortunately, unable to get the owner to part ways with it, but can you really blame them? It’s an all-original car that was optioned with the 3-speed manual. If any of these finds need to be restored, this one is it! Even just cleaned up and put back on the road, this would be an amazing machine. Hopefully, the owner has a change of heart and decides to let this one go so that it can be saved from this carport before it deteriorates much more.

We want to thank Dale for sharing his find with us! Hopefully, he will keep us posted on what he decides to do with the two that he bought and if the previous owner decided to let the Bel Air go. If you have come across a barn find or two, we would love to hear about it! You can send us your finds via email here.

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Comments

  1. CCFisher

    A 4-speed manual wasn’t available in Chevrolets until 1959.

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    • Josh Mortensen Josh Mortensen Staff

      Sorry, I meant 3-speed! The article has been corrected.

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    • ruxvette

      There was rumor of a factory 4 speed in ’57 cars but most say it was a dealer installed option. 1958 cars did, in fact, have factory 4 speed.

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      • Rick

        Back in ‘58 when I lived in Dayton, there was a ‘57 Belair down the street that was a fuelie with a 4 speed.

  2. Joe Machado

    I wasted electricity looking at this cancer

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  3. Anthony in RI

    The engine picture looks like a 327 to me. If that is the engine in the Bel Air that would be a nice combo.

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    • Jim Williams

      327’s didn’t come out until ’62.

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      • Bill Roberson

        the 265 came out in 55 and the 283 came out in 57

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      • John S.

        So… no chance the engine got changed in 64 years… is that what you’re saying Cliff Claven?

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      • Robert Morphew

        My boss, Jim Baledge, at the Texaco station had a 57 chevy convertible with 327 factory fuel injection motor
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    • stillrunners stillrunners Member

      Agree….those look like 327 valve covers along with the air cleaner being later as well.

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    • Robert Morphew

      I think that might be the Pickup motor

      • Ruxvette

        Your boss did not have a factory ’57 fuelie 327.

  4. Joe

    The boat what about the boat?

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  5. Dave

    The owner should part with the Bel Air. He obviously is never going to do anything with it.

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  6. bobhess bobhess Member

    ’58 Impala with the 348 could be ordered with a 4 on the floor. Saw one, drove one… very fast.

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  7. Wayne

    The ’56 has later model wheel covers. Also, the only SBC that I ever saw that came from the factory in black paint was a marine engine.
    The ’56 will need attention very soon before the rust takes over on this one too.

  8. TimM

    Some more pictures would be nice unless I missed the link somehow!! The greenbrier looks wasted from the one picture I saw but the other two it’s hard to tell from the pictures!! It would be nice to get a Chevy like either one of them that hasn’t been molested by someone’s idea of what’s cool and do it your way!!!

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