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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Yes, they are still out there...


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  2. They're still out there if you have deep pockets. If you're a regular working stiff, just a pipe dream.
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  3. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,736

    from Berry, AL

    I think there will be a lot more of them as the Greatest Generation dies off. A lot of families will keep Dad’s old car because of the emotional attachment, probably not in barns but in garages and storage facilities. Then the old rides will be all but forgotten sitting around, until discovered by someone. Some will be sold, others will continue to sit and wait on more folks to pass away so they can again have their turn on the highway....
  4. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,552


    They are still out there. But, finding them and affording them is the problem.

  5. Shawn Wildman
    Joined: Jul 8, 2018
    Posts: 33

    Shawn Wildman

    I've had luck buying projects that guys just get tired of working on. They're not looking for big bucks and just want the project gone. The project needs finishing, which really isn't that much work and you end up with a nice old classic that has your finishing touch on it. Made some good money selling them when I'm done too.
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  6. They are indeed still out there, but, thirty or more years ago, google was not around. Now, it seems all it takes is for the grandkids that were not interested in that old car, to find a similar car sell for big money.

  7. Funny I remember as a little kid 6 maybe 7 (1988 or 1989) my father was selling at Ford Motorsports show (Reading PA)

    A pair of guys had a barn fresh 32 five window for 2,000-3,000 (I remember my dad saying he couldn't believe the price) and it sat all weekend no one even made an offer!

    Sunday afternoon they loaded up, as they got in the truck the one guy said "They should call this 5.0 liter FU#CKING MUSTANG MOTORSPORTS!
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    I often wonder who will find the last one, of a certain make and model and you know, no-one will know it.
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  9. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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  10. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,133

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Been doing old cars for over 50 years and the only (barn find) I have ever found was my first old hot rod a 39 deluxe coupe with a nail head covered with those stick on plastic daisy's. Counted over fifty stuck on the car. That was 1970 never been close to another one.
  11. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,619

    from oregon

    Now, don't you model A guys get all offended here but many of those "still out there" 32's end of being 31's.:mad:
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  12. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,851


    Maybe I'm confusing correlation with causation again, but it sure seems like the best way to find these rare barn finds is to have a YouTube channel and a penchant for exclamation points.
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  13. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,571


    I’ve got a couple cars that I’m turning into barn finds. I haven’t driven one of them in 30 years. What’s the requirement to classify it as a barn find?
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  14. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 812


    I find a "garage find" every time I walk in the door. Tore it apart over 20 years ago. Maybe this year.

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  15. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,522

    Bandit Billy

    I am fairly sure the rules say you cant be the one to find your own barn finds. Unless you have memory issues, if that's the case then post away.
  16. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 893

    from SoCal

    I have an OT car in the garage I bought in 1986. I refer to it as "my own personal barn find"
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  17. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 843


    Yup,it's about to happen again.I can Feel It...
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  18. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 612


    Isn't that the truth. Back in 1960 when I was 15, I was told about a deuce that turned out to be a model "A". Again , no offense to model "A" lovers. I've always been a freak for 32 5w.
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    from IDAHO

    IMG_0043.jpg Americas Buildings Are Full Of Olde Cars And The Earth Is Full Of The Owners...
  20. fordcoupeguy
    Joined: Apr 26, 2014
    Posts: 157


    ^^^ That would be me with my 39 in about 10 years!
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  21. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,610


    Often finding things has more to do with hard work than luck, something often missed by those who dont put the work in.
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  22. Found my old 41 Pontiac in a barn in Iowa. rockysponchofront.jpg 41inthecorn.jpg
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