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I love to see what people found. It is like return in the past. Show me your treasure, car hunter...

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Here's a barn find from years ago.... A large tree had to be cut down to release a 1933 Auto that had been trapped inside since WW2.

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Not in a barn and not a "barn find" but it had been very neglected and needed some much deserved TLC

Well , Mike , my friend , "very neglected" is a relative term. The sad twin '29 here has travelled less fortuitous roads than your beauty , by comparison pampered and spoiled and happily luxuriating in your able hands ! And what a difference a decade makes ! This '19 Cad is a farm implement last licensed in '47. Farm , yeah , but long banished from the barn and out to pasture. Anyone curious as to the asking price on this museum piece ? You have but to ask. - CC

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I posted about this car a few years back when I found it.  Sitting in a shed on a farm since 1952, the picture in the shed was my first view of the car. Then, views of it in front of farm house after having wheels cleaned and new tires installed in order to move it. Two weeks after I bought it, was running and driving, drove it on to the flea market field at Hershey.  First sold to a collector in Pennsylvania, it now lives in a friend's garage down south.  There was another Pierce that came with it, but was sitting in a field for the same amount of time, and was in sad condition.  It went to Argentina, to be made into a race car.

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I bought the 1913 Cadillac. It went to the UK and was turned into a race car.  The Model T's were sold to a collector in Minnesota.

The 27 Reo is still there.

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This languished in an industrial building in Pa. for 4 decades.  "Parts missing" and "some assembly needed".  Fortunately, I had most of what it lacked.  Its doors later turned up in southern Va.  It shaped up rather nicely with not a whole lot of effort.  Now under restoration in the Czech Republic.

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This is a 1956 Maserati a6g2000 by Allemano. Stored on this spot for 35yrs. 1 of 20 built. Sold last year at Goodings auction. 

Parts missing in the picture were inside the car.

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My elderly neighbor's grandfather bought this 41 Buick 46S in 1942, it was a dealer promo car, it was parked in 1956 when the 2nd engine was blown. It sat till the 70s-80s when he had an engine rebuilt and started other work on the car. He then stored it in this garage in 1996, I first saw it in the late 90s and kept talking about the car and reliving his memories until he finally said it was mine when he kicked the bucket. It took another 10 years before I finally talked him out of it early. This spring I was able to bring it home and should have it drivable by spring of next year.

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A few years ago I ran a wanted ad for a 1977 Chevrolet Monza Mirage on our magazine. I received a phone call from a someone in Rochester NY who told me that his girlfriends brother had one of these in a potato barn since 1984. He sent me the photos you see here and we struck a deal and the car arrived to my home in Florida in the next three weeks. It cleaned up nice and I had set of the 13" 10 slot factory rims waiting for the car. Took a few months of going through everything. and it fired right up! Still has the original plug wires from 1977. After contacting the seller he put me in touch with his sister who was the original owner. Turned out her father was a big potato farmer and bought his children new cars in high when they could drive. But he picked the car out, far from a girls car. She went to trade it in in 1983, she was given a real low price her father bought the car from her and stored it in on of his barns. Upon his passing his son now running the business needed space and mentioned he wanted to sell it. I plan on brining it to Naples this coming March and am planning on reuniting the car with the original owner who lives now in the Naples area

 

13" raised letter tires are an issue and the oil pan was a little crunchy, I have a pan I am going to put on it (rare oil pan fits V-8 Monza only) and I need to replace the brake lines to make it safe .

It is a pretty rare car..... makes the winged Mopar's look common

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My Dad stumbled (almost literally) over this "field find" 1912 KisselKar 4-50 7-passenger touring in 1993. It was turned into a tractor prior to WW2 and hadn't moved from this spot for maybe 50 years. The brothers who owned it in 1993 had purchased it as a running tractor at a farm clearout auction for $35.

 

The 50-HP four displaced 370 in3 and, when new,  drove 27" wheels with 37" tires through the four-speed overdrive transmission

 

During the conversion, the body, brakes, driveshaft and rear springs were discarded, and the rear axle was moved forward and bolted directly to the frame behind a second transmission where the driveshaft had been. Heavy lugged tractor wheels were installed on the rear felloes and some '20s rims on the front wheels.

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The first car I ever owned, a 1932 Dodge Brothers DL sedan.  I bought it in 1965 and sold it to a fraternity brother in 1967 to my everlasting regret.  We found each other after 45 years and when I asked him, "Do you still have my Dodge," he told me it had been sitting in his grandmother's garage since 1970.  The photo is how I viewed it after 45 years, resting comfortably in Phil Kennedy's (formerly his grandmother's) garage.  I bought it back two years ago and am restoring it.

 

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I like to see your post. Tanks. Sorry for the Barn FIND. lol

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I asked a kaiser guy to dinner.. He open his barn to me,, one kaiser 37 lincoln zephyr in a 250 ft building..

 

aaca  member in town .. wow just the stuff he had...

 

Road tip 700 mile to the west  .. 10 Kaiser Darrin..  parked in 1978.. all sold..

 

Road trip north more kaisers... looked like my barn...

 

I do not travel any more for work..... so ... no more finds....

 

Cheers..

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Friend of mine found a 1919 International on the 4th floor of a toilet paper factory in Philadelphia that was being torn down. Took a crane to lower it to ground level since the elevator it rode up in had long since been dismantled. He is in the trucking business and one of his drivers just happened to spy it while driving thru Philly.

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In the late 80's I was looking for a 1935 Ford Pickup and told all my local club members to keep an eye open for one for me.

One Friday at my office I had 3 calls from guys that had gone over tho Zephryhills FL for the winter show / auction / flea market and antique races.  They all told me of a guy in the flea market with a color polaroid picture of a 1935 Ford Pickup, For Sale.

I tool the rest of the day off and drove over there to Find my treasure.

Here we were in Florida in February and this truck was in a barn in Trempalue Wisconsin.  The seller said he had so much interest in it and all these folks had called "some guy who would buy it".  That was me of course, but he didn't think so and stuck to his asking price.  I bought it, knowing that it ran, but "needed restoration".  (Major understatement:  There is not a single thing on the truck that didn't need more than sand & paint.)

When I sent a trucker to pick it up the seller climbed up on the transport truck and took the battery our telling the driver, "He bought the truck, not the battery".  I got it in Florida and put a new battery in it and drove it home from the truck terminal where I discovered water in the oil.  (The good honest Wisconsin farmer failed to mention that.)  Actually the seller was not the farmer, he was a flipper only)  I lucked out and found it was only rusted out freeze/casting plugs and easily fixed.  With rewirng and a better 2nd gear cluster, I've had a great driver for over 25 years.  

It has been rejected for HPOF designation because of no "P"  (Preservation).  Being a survivor is good enough for me and even though judges don't appreciate it, everybody else does.  Something about barn finds that is more fun than clear coat & chrome.

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This is a repeat, hopefully the photo will stick this time.  !#^%&*&(* NO LUCK

 

In the late 80's I was looking for a 1935 Ford Pickup and told all my local club members to keep an eye open for one for me.

One Friday at my office I had 3 calls from guys that had gone over tho Zephryhills FL for the winter show / auction / flea market and antique races.  They all told me of a guy in the flea market with a color polaroid picture of a 1935 Ford Pickup, For Sale.

I tool the rest of the day off and drove over there to Find my treasure.

Here we were in Florida in February and this truck was in a barn in Trempalue Wisconsin.  The seller said he had so much interest in it and all these folks had called "some guy who would buy it".  That was me of course, but he didn't think so and stuck to his asking price.  I bought it, knowing that it ran, but "needed restoration".  (Major understatement:  There is not a single thing on the truck that didn't need more than sand & paint.)

When I sent a trucker to pick it up the seller climbed up on the transport truck and took the battery our telling the driver, "He bought the truck, not the battery".  I got it in Florida and put a new battery in it and drove it home from the truck terminal where I discovered water in the oil.  (The good honest Wisconsin farmer failed to mention that.)  Actually the seller was not the farmer, he was a flipper only)  I lucked out and found it was only rusted out freeze/casting plugs and easily fixed.  With rewirng and a better 2nd gear cluster, I've had a great driver for over 25 years.  

It has been rejected for HPOF designation because of no "P"  (Preservation).  Being a survivor is good enough for me and even though judges don't appreciate it, everybody else does.  Something about barn finds that is more fun than clear coat & chrome.

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First exposure to daylight in 35 years!

 

Is that moss on there?

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First exposure to daylight in 35 years!

What is the make of this car?

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