So you don’t believe in a barn find Eh? Here is another one of these true, classic car barn find stories, so trust me, you can still find them, and they’re still out there. Now you ask yourself, how do I know this story is true? Well, this one is from a reliable source, the “Canadian Hot Rod Magazine”. And they believed it enough to put it on their front cover.
Not only that, the story came from family, and they wouldn’t lie to a Kin . . . would they?
So as the story goes, like most, people collect things because it gives them joy maybe a reminder of their past, takes you down memory lane. I remember that old rocking chair at gammas house, or in the case of my blog, I have fond memories of my first car, it was a 1955 Monarch Convertible. (Barn Find)
I always take a second look when I see one these babies go by.
General Motors had a sales campaign that was targeted solely at young people. Their studies showed that the first car you ever owned would be the one you would stay with your whole driving life time.
Well, chances are they are probably right.
In this barn find, well it was actually a garage find. The rumors has it that the wife comes up to my cousin (barn find) as I call him and whispers in his ear. You’ve been good all these years, provided the family with all the niceties and “now it’s your time”. That Camaro SS you always wanted, now is that time.
Well the feelers are out, the word is out on the streets, “barn find” is on the move. “After all these years I’m on the hunt for my favorite all time car” he says. They looked and looked and then one day at the office, the wife was talking to her co-workers, “if any you ladies know where there is a classic car sitting, let me know”. OK. Well as the story goes, this lady in the next booth says, yeah, I have this beater in my garage and I want it OUT. “I want my garage back”
“Thirty years being stored in this garage and I want it out, GONE “… she says!
If any car that has been sitting in a closed area, out of the weather for 30 years, that’s a pickers dream come true no matter what it was!
Next day, they lifted the garage door, all you seen were boxes, and then more boxes. Are you sure there something under there? I never moved anything she said. Pulled these boxes aside that have been accumulating all these years, piled up, stacked beside this lump and after a few minutes of digging, they could finally see something that resembled a… car HOOD.
∞∞ After seeing the custom metal flake paint job on what they could see, “I’LL TAKE IT.” He yells out.
The car turned out to be a Plymouth Road Runner with a long history of a famous body shop in the area. I remember these guys “Chuck & Johns “body shop that’s come and gone. As a matter a fact, they were the only ones in the area that did fancy paint jobs.
So, as well as it looked for being in storage for 30 years, very little work was needed to start and run this classic beauty. Sure, we all know that brakes, tune up and the general repairs from sitting had to freshened up, but overall it was as they say in the automotive industry,
“That was a good Score.”
So are these BARN FINDS or in this case a “GARAGE FIND” are they still around? I guess they are. Check out my other read on (link) (the-most-unexpected-places-to-buy-things) “cars”.
“As of posting I just noticed one of our (link) car club members brought in this 1957 T-BIRD, (Thunderbird) and by the looks of it, it needs a complete restoration. But another good example of a Barn Find” STAY TUNED. I will tell you all about this T-Bird, and where it come from. . . well when I know.
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