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« on: December 27, 2016, 02:36:43 PM »

Heard from "a guy" that there is a possible barn find near me, it is supposed to be a GT350 in a garage that is slowly collapsing around it, no year or color was given. There is also an alleged 1958? Corvette is the same garage, both supposedly belong to the original owner who is in extremely poor health. This may be a wild goose chase for a car that doesn't exist or it might be a Mustang II with stripes, either way we are going to try and search this out and see if it does exist.
We have the address and directions to the house, but no name or contact info, yet
If it does pan out we will take pictures, last story like this lead us to a 1969 427 Corvette, 390hp, 4speed, with A/C and a hardtop, found all the number matching pieces except, exhaust, clutch fan and carburetor, got a spare engine, extra crankshaft, the car and a bunch of parts all for $2,000 Cool one


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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 03:15:38 PM »

We're all anxiously awaiting for the next installment.  Keep us posted and GOOD LUCK!

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 03:16:36 PM »

Good luck with the hunt - take cash and be ready.

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 03:16:56 PM »

Good luck!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 03:18:23 PM »

last story like this lead us to a 1969 427 Corvette, 390hp, 4speed, with A/C and a hardtop, found all the number matching pieces except, exhaust, clutch fan and carburetor, got a spare engine, extra crankshaft, the car and a bunch of parts all for $2,000 Cool one


$2,000 for the Car too?

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 04:40:45 PM »

Good luck with the hunt - take cash and be ready.

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 04:45:37 PM »

$2,000 for the Car too?
$2,000 for the Car too?
Yes it included the car, car had broken a piston and was taken apart and set in a single car garage in Baltimore. Garage was filled to the brim with junk, when we cleaned out the garage we found all the original parts including the damaged block, two sleeves later and a bunch of machine work we had a numbers matching drive train. Car is Riverside Gold and was filthy and had some cracks around the nose where the owner had run into something. Cleaned up the rest of the paint and the car looks very presentable, took,the body off the frame to check for frame rust and redo the drivetrain. When done it will be 90% original paint and with the exception of the rugs original interior. Should be done sometime in 2017
Here's a photo when we loaded it up for the trip back to the shop



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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 05:53:22 PM »

Good luck Steve.  If you need any help, there is a whole contingent from NC that is volunteering to help.

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 06:30:12 PM »

Exciting! Take plenty of pics

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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 09:01:49 PM »

Love the Vette story!   Share some pictures after the work is done, will be interesting to see.

Good luck on your present hunt and hopefully it will have the same outcome!  Wink

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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 12:14:51 PM »

Yes it included the car, car had broken a piston and was taken apart and set in a single car garage in Baltimore. Garage was filled to the brim with junk, when we cleaned out the garage we found all the original parts including the damaged block, two sleeves later and a bunch of machine work we had a numbers matching drive train. Car is Riverside Gold and was filthy and had some cracks around the nose where the owner had run into something. Cleaned up the rest of the paint and the car looks very presentable, took,the body off the frame to check for frame rust and redo the drivetrain. When done it will be 90% original paint and with the exception of the rugs original interior. Should be done sometime in 2017
Here's a photo when we loaded it up for the trip back to the shop
Have a friend with a twin of your Vette - only blue. He's the original owner and it's got about 50,000 miles on it. He bought it new when his 57 Tbird got stolen. Henry not selling a 2 seat sporty car cost them a customer. He'd always been a Ford guy but after the Vette he switched to Caddies for his daily driver.

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 05:38:40 PM »

We are sill in search of  the old B/Gas drag car, a 1965 Mustang fastback with a tilt front end and a 427 SOHC, it belonged to my buddy and he sold it for $3500 complete with spare heads, blocks etc when he got married, he cant remember the guys name, but we took it over to the guys house his mother wanted to hear it run, we fired it up and she ran into the house. We pushed it into his garage and the car has never been seen since. It was somewhere in Arlington or Falls Church in one of those neighborhoods that look like every other neighborhoods. The original block out of this race car was traded to Kenny Windward who ran a Alcohol Dragster with a SOHC motor, he traded it to his brother Biddy Windward, who traded to Don Gartlis for a 1963 dragster chassis and its now in the Connie Kalitta's dragster in the Gartlis museum in Florida
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 05:19:36 AM »

More info. Supposedly this car is red with gold stripes, I looked in the registry and no car red/gold is "missing" and from this area. We have been warned that the folks who own it are extremely unreceptive to visitors and we have been trying to make contact with them but so far no luck. Property has  a fence and lots of posted no trespassing signs, beware of dog signs, owners shoot first. Etc. we have google earthed the site and it shows a barn/garage/shed that looks deserted.
We have one lead with someone who apparently knows their son or son in law not sure which
The hunt continues, but might just be a Mustang



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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 12:08:09 PM »

Barn finds are great !! You never really don't know whats stashed away in barns for 40+ years.





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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 05:44:41 PM »

owner shoot first.

Good choice of sign for barn with GT350  Chug a Lug

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