Top 10 Barn Finds Of 2012

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After reflecting on the past year, we came up with a list of our favorite barn finds for 2012. Our choices were based on how much interest each find received and our own personal preferences. So without further ado, here they are:

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#10. This photo was snapped by a reader while on a Jeep tour in Bisbee, Arizona. Little did they know that this old Chevrolet had a quite a past. Read the post and watch as the story unravels.

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#9 – People have been known to store cars in strange places. This 1967 Camaro was pulled out of a basement and it ended up being quite a catch.

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#8This ex-drag Corvette was submitted in hopes that our readers could help the owner track down some history. Well, turns out that quite a few people had information about its past.

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#7 – Nothing is more exciting than running across a huge cache of cars. This one is even better because they are all Mustangs!

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#6 – We have seen trees growing up through cars before, but we never thought anyone would let that happen to a Shelby GT500. Well, they did…

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#5 – Few cars are as iconic as the Mercedes Gullwing, so when one shows up on eBay, we take notice. This one was apparently used as an airport runner up in Canada.

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#4 – This barn collapsed a while back, but amazingly this Porsche 356 was left unscathed. We still wonder where it ended up.

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#3 – The first owner of this 1954 Corvette  built a grocery store around it with a just a peep-hole for access. Eventually, the building was ripped down and somehow the car made it into the daughters living room. A bizarre tale to say the least.

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#2 – Some cars have good stories, but this 1967 Camaro RS/SS has a great one. Read about a man’s journey to find his mother and this unexpected discovery.

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#1 – Finally, our favorite find for 2012! Sure, it is just a Citroen, but there is no denying that this is a true barn find!

There you have it. It has been an exciting year with many surprises. Our list is subjective of course, so we want to hear your favorites. Please leave a comment to cast your vote and be sure to include a link so everyone can take a look. We will tally them up and announce the people’s choice award in a few days.

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Comments

  1. Alex Csank

    I have to vote for the 300SL (#5), seeing as I was the one who made the sale. There are PLENTY more cars from that “barn” which will be coming up for sale in 2013… none of them are of the same caliber, but they are VERY interesting cars, nonetheless!

    Cheers,
    Alex Sandor Csank

  2. dean

    Hi Alex, Can I have a heads up on what they are or where they will be sold.Thanks

    • Barn Finds

      Yeah Alex, please let us all know!

      • Alex Csank

        I will let “Barn Finds” know about each car as it becomes available. First up: ’71 Trans-Am, ’70 Olds 4-4-2 Convertible (not W-30), ’32 RR 20/25 ‘Southern’ Cabriolet, ’57 Chevrolet Convertible, ’57 T-Bird, ’52 Jag XK-120… most of these are VERY original, preserved cars.

        Cheers,
        Alex Sandor Csank

  3. Jeff

    My vote? The 67′ RS/SS Camaro. The car has an all-American story behind it plus it brought back personal memories for myself & Uncle Frank.

  4. Dolphin Member

    The RS/SS Camaro is very tempting but….

    I have no choice: it’s an unrestored, 2-owner 300SL Gullwing with great patina.
    That’s my vote.

  5. wendy

    i’m partial to the tree hugging shelby. need a chain saw to free-up that baby. keep these great treasures coming! happy new year barn finds!

  6. Vickie

    I love the story behind the camero…so it has to be #2.

  7. Suzy

    I am partial to the ’67 Camaro (#2). The story of this car will continue long after it’s gone. I am the sister of whom my children will inherit the car. Don’t worry. They won’t be getting it for a loooong time.

  8. Mak

    I am partial to #2, the 1966 RS/SS as it is
    an iconic car and a heart warming story.

  9. Kman

    My vote goes to the Jag on the front of your calendar. Oh, and adieu means good bye, (literally “to God”). I think you wanted ado. Kman

    • Barn Finds

      Thanks for catching me on that. All corrected.

  10. Brenda

    Love the #2 Camaro. My pick of the list!

  11. Pat

    Have to go with #2, the Camaro- cool story.

  12. Bob

    The ’54 Vette is a bizarre story, the Mercedes is an amazing car, but the dessert Camaro is a great car with a great story. It has family, too. It gets my vote.

  13. Yvonne Stevens

    I am partial to the RS/SS Camaro and the story because it is just more than a find of a car but a find of family. I know it is in good hands Cuz!

  14. Lisa

    I have to vote for #2, the RS/SS Camaro. Great way of reconnecting a family in a new and unique way!

  15. FRED

    I’M WITH EVERYONE WHO PICKED THE CAMARO ,NOT MY FAVORITE CHEVY BUT THE STORY GOT TO ME. NEXT WOULD BE SHELTREE …I MEAN SHELBY REASON BEING IT’S A GREAT AMERICAN CAR BUILT BY A TRUE AMERICAN..GREAT JOB BARN FINDS YOU FIND SOME GREAT CARS.I BOUGHT MY 83 CHEVY EL-CAMINO WITH 23,000 MILES ON IT FROM A FUNERAL HOME THAT HAD IT HIDING IN A GARAGE KEEPING THE TAX MAN FROM FINDING IT.WOULD THAT QUALIFY AS A BARN FIND OR ME BEING IN THE RIGHT BAR AT THE RIGHT TIME? KEEP LOOKING GUYS AND GIRLS YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT COME UP WITH..
    !!! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

  16. Brad Snell

    I think the best “Barn Find” should be the 1967 SS/RS Camaro. This is a great car with a great “family” story behind it! I can’t wait to hear about how this car turns out fully restored. I hope Barn Find will keep up with this Camaro, I would like to see what the car looks like fully restored. The Shelby GT 500 would be my second choice. It pains me to see a Shelby with a tree growing through the engine compartment but atleast it didn’t end up in a junkyard or crusher somewhere. The ’67 SS/RS Camaro gets my vote, thanks Barn Find for the great stories.

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