When your engine light comes on your dash and your buddy says, “not to worry” it’s only a soft code. You act like you know what he’s talking about, but … you really don’t.
Road Runner Barn Find. 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.
Classic car Barn Find story came from family, and they wouldn’t lie to a Kin . . . would they
In this barn find, well it was actually a garage find. The rumors have it that the cousin’s wife comes up to 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 for you. My cousin got the word, “go and find your dream car she said.
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”
This classic car “#barnfind” was stored in this ladies garage for
“Thirty years, 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 saw 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 of 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 freshen 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 Finds” STAY TUNED. I will tell you all about this T-Bird, and where it comes from. . . well, when I know.
“SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN CANADA … eH”
#3 And last but not least, “A Canadian Newspaper for the Enthusiast”
Please check out all my posts on swap meets and more classic car Barn Find stories.
Never know what you will find at Automotive Swap Meets
On one occasion I met a vendor with a wooden box filled with, well, I don’t know what they were. The vendor spotted me looking at these odd nails and came over and said, do you know what they are? .. Nope.
“I once found a pill bottle at a swap meet filled with $250. gold dust, tucked in among some old tools”.
He told me the story of when the Great Western Rail Company pulled up all the ties behind his house. He had his son’s remove all these Date Nails (he called them) from discarded ties. I did notice all these odd nails had numbers imposed on the head and it wasn’t like 1905, it was just 05, and that was the year that the railroad kept track of when that tie was installed or serviced on the tracks.
Well, that made total sense, so I bought the whole box with all these different dates on them. Now going back to my computer to do a little research on these nails, I did find this railroad company long gone from these parts and you know, one computer link takes you to another, but here is a story I didn’t expect.
Getting off “Track” with the gold dust at a swap meet story
A railroad worker was working on top of a caboose on a moving train no less, and he forgot to look at the underpass coming up, well he was just swept off the car to his death, and the story doesn’t end there.
The other link tells the story of this #railroad worker and other shadows still walking the line after 100 years. Now, I don’t know why ghosts appear or roam at any particular place but maybe just an “unexpected demise… “Just maybe”.
These dated tie nails come from the same section of railway that this poor soul and possibly others are haunting/roaming or just plain … hanging around?
Anyway, this line is documented by the Paranormal Society as being haunted by abnormal activity. Check out their U-tube video. These date nails are a piece of history and maybe a little on the spooky side to boot.
∞∞You never know what you find at these swap meets and with a little history, that’s even a bonus.
(Note)…. Old Date Nails like most unusual things are collectibles; however these collectors are in short supply unless you have a very crazy story behind those nails like, from the railway line of the famous (1900 “Dalton Gang” train robbery, Butch Cassidy) or haunted ones, other than that, they are just unusual nails with a number on them.
You might even find some gold at an Automotive Swap Meet
“Anyone wants to buy some Cheap date nails?” Bought them at an Automotive swap meet