Re: The 'Barn Find' is not dead my friend...
When I was 19-20 years old I was really into 60's Fords. One day at work a lady from another store called me. I didn't know who she was, but she said "everyone tells me your into old Fords". I replied yep, and she said "My Husband's good friend's father died a few months back and he has an old car in the garage they need to sell". I asked her what it was, she said "all I know is it's a Galaxie 500".
I agreed to go look at it after work, I figured it was a 73 LTD or something. Nope, it was a 1963 Galaxie 500 two door hard top. Black with red interior. Interior was MINT. Last licensed in 1967, sat there since with a blown 223. Had 39,000 miles on the clock. It was (and probably still is) the nicest old car I owned. I gulped as I asked how much they wanted, fearing it was way out of reach. The man replied "I was gonna ask 1500.00, but beings I have not cleaned it yet you could have it for 1300.00"
That was my first "garage find". There is no feeling like uncovering hidden treasure!