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Another barn find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Miss-B-Haven Speed Shoppe, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Today a good friend and I went on a lead for a pair of 28 sedans. One Chevy and one Ford. It turned out to be true, barn finds sitting there for over 35 years. I don't need anymore cars, but you can never have too many, so we bought them. The old boy who owned them, had them blocked up, and continued to start them even after he could no longer get them out of the barn due to mud build up from a slide and washing away the road. There they sat and over the years he has maintained them, tinkering and even started to reupholster one, hoping to one day drive them again. At 83 he realised that that wasn't going to happen, so he decided to sell them. I told him that once I got them out I would take him for a ride. We have to build a new road to the barn to retrieve them, pull the cars through about two and a half feet of mud, and they will be on there way to the street again. A great day all in all, I met a great guy and added somemore "Old Tin" to the collection.

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  2. AA/Fuel34fordpu
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,266


    Good save! Hope the old fellow has a good time when you take him for a ride.....
  3. alleyoop
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 274


  4. MichiganJames
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 36


    Awesome find! Looks identical to the one in the basment at my work. May I ask how much something that complete goes for? I never see anybody post prices on these kind of finds.
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  5. Holy Cow, I need to find me a Barn.....
    Great Find...
    They guy will love to go for a ride....
  6. rebstew187
    Joined: Jan 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,476


    Too cool. I feel sad for the old fella but at least he knew it was time for them to go.
  7. jreeder41
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 477


    That is freaking an awesome find. Looks like he had kept them in excellent shape.
  8. Rain_man
    Joined: Dec 7, 2009
    Posts: 183


    nice great score
  9. glenn33
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 1,836

    from Browns, IL

    Nice find, congratulations.

  10. I'd be willing to take the old fellow for a ride once a week for the rest of his life, and hope he lives to be 100!
  11. be sure and post more pic's of them being removed. really cool.
  12. A.P. Photography
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 285

    A.P. Photography

    Very cool and they look to be in great condition. I agree, take him for a ride once a week.
  13. Zombie57Ranchero
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 515


    Damn nice score! I wish i could have a cool barn find, i dont think there are any barns in so cal though hahah
  14. jason65
    Joined: Dec 9, 2009
    Posts: 1,083


    Congrats. Awsome looking cars.
  15. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,427


    very nice find, the burgundy one has a scratch somewhere, send it to me!:D
  16. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,225


  17. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499


    MissBHaven, YOU have a good heart! That old man will probably be delighted beyond words to ride with what he knows to be an APPRECIATIVE new owner of his treasured cars. OBVIOUSLY, the RIGHT person made this barn discovery! CONGRATS, fer shur.
  18. MissBHaven,

    Wish I could give you an offer on the Chevrolet. That is gorgeous- looks like I could drive it home!
  19. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,076


    Kudos, to the gentleman you bought them from, for maintaining them so nicely, and then making the ultimate sacrifice when he realized he would not be able to continue the projects. A rare happening for people to give up the dream!! Looks like an exceptional pair of rides. I feel you are being very respectful to the owner and that is so omportant in helping him with his sacrifice. Thanx for the cool post. ~Sololobo~
  20. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,282


    Love the 'look of the Chevy...

    How come it's registered as an Historic Vehicle ??

    More pictures in the daylight when you have them.............thanks


  21. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,030

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    That's really decent of you to affer him a ride once they're out.
    Sounds like a reasonable guy, letting them go at 83.
    Better now than having the barn cave in or having his Grandkids inherit them and slash them into Ratrods!
  22. flamed34
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
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  23. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,035


    see.....there still out there.....
  24. BobcatBob
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
    Posts: 10


    Thanks for sharing that with us.
    I wish I had an older neighbor like him to spend time with.
    Just think of the stories he could tell....
  25. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,150


    WOW Nice find. Your a lucky guy...John
  26. Get someone to video the removal and post it on You tube.
  27. jimi'shemi291
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 9,499


    BobcatBob said: Thanks for sharing that with us.
    I wish I had an older neighbor like him to spend time with.
    Just think of the stories he could tell....

    Jimi adds: This is what I love about the HAMB. There are a LOT of tough, hard-working people BUT with soft hearts who really "get it."

    Now and then, I see somebody asking how best to talk some old person out of a car. Well, how about first just trying to "identify" with the person -- sit down and rap with him or her about their car. Often, all some older person needs is to KNOW that the car they loved is going to somebody who will love it half as much as they did.
  28. lawbreaker2
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 199

    from ohio

    Cool find and story, But man I don't want to grow old, I'm olny 41 and it's killing me watching my grandma laying in bed slowly passing away, she is 87. Can't someone come up with a pill for this, they have one for everything else out there.

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