Barn finds are the automotive equivalent of buried treasure. Whenever you’re driving across the country, and see an old building, chances are, no matter how small, there’s a special machine hidden inside. Taking that dream further, you’ll be the person who discovers the car’s diamond in the rough and manages to be the new owner who gets the model back on the road.
this year Motor1.com Covered several amazing barns. These included vehicles that had been sitting for years, such as a dirty Lamborghini Countach or a Chevrolet Corvette with a 427 big-block V8. There were also collections like loads of Mustangs, an array of French machines, and a building full of European machines.
This farm in France has a treasure trove of rare, European machines. The collection includes one of only 15 Talbot Lago T26 GSL coupes. The only non-French vehicle in the group is the 1928 Hispano Suiza Type 49 coach. These vehicles eventually went to auction.
It’s a wild combination that spawns multiple barns. BMWs, Jaguars, Porches, Rolls-Royces, Volkswagens, and more. The cars are so close together in the building that it would be impossible to open a door or move them without changing the position of countless other cars. The bushes are taking over some of the outside.
Here is a strange thing. Take a 1957 Buick Roadmaster, cut the body behind the windshield, and turn it into a camper. Then, store the strange creation in a warehouse for a few decades. This strange beast is the result. The car needs a lot of work but could be outstanding after restoration.
This 1968 Chevy Corvette has quite the story. A street racer hid the car after attracting the attention of the cops. It sat in the garage for about 40 years. Now the restoration work is going on.
Chevy introduced the Chevelle SS with an available 454-cubic-inch (7.44-liter) V8 for the 1970 model year, and it was quite a muscle car for the era. It has been sitting in a warehouse since 1986. Keep watching the video below because there are a few more cars in this building.
The warehouse allegedly belonged to a lottery winner who went bankrupt. The man filled the shed with cars, especially Mustangs. Unfortunately, people have already discovered these treasures and lost them. Several vehicles have broken windows and some have spray-painted graffiti on their bodies. It’s a sad fate because apart from this damage, many of the machines seem to be recoverable.
Here’s another Mustang hiding in the garage. It’s a 1970 Mach 1 with a 428-cubic-inch (7.014-liter) V8. It has been in this building for almost 40 years. By warehouse finder standards, the car is in very good condition, and the new owner plans to restore the pony car back to pristine condition.
The Shelby GT500 was launched for the 1967 model year, and the host of this video is hunting one of these cars. He eventually found it in a barn on a farm in Nebraska. Some important pieces are missing – like the entire drivetrain. However, he intends to restore the muscle car to its original glory.
For fans of American muscle cars, this could be the perfect barn find from 2022. The collection includes a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T convertible, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a partially disassembled 1965 Mustang Fastback, Torino Cobra Jet, and A The first generation Pontiac GTO. Outside the building, there are even more machines, like various Mustangs, Plymouths, and Pontiacs.
This Lamborghini Countach was probably the least expensive car ever. Motor1.com Wrote all year. Mice have made the interior of the Italian supercar their home, using the cabin as their toilet. Also, there was a large nest in the glove box. After an extensive wash from Ammo NYC, the car looked brand new.
The third-generation Mazda RX-7 fits into 1990s Japanese sports car royalty alongside the Acura NSX and Toyota Supra. This 1994 example has been garaged since 1999 and covered just 8,800 miles during its time on the road. After the extrication process, the car is thoroughly cleaned inside and out.
This Mercedes 300SL proves that a warehouse search doesn’t have to be unpleasant. Even the engine bay is clean. Throw in a fresh battery and this rig can be ready to hit the road again.
Someone parked a 1935 Plymouth PJ in a garage in 1983. Ammo NYC recovered it and cleaned up the classic car. The team even re-engineered the inline-six engine. The age of the vehicle dictated a more careful cleaning process, at least at first, as construction materials in the 1930s were very different from those used today.
It is not a single warehouse but spread over several buildings. The owner clearly has a thing for Chevrolets, especially Camaros and Chevys. That’s not all, though. There are parts boxes to the rafters, and they contain rare components like new old stock aluminum cylinder heads. This combination is exactly what Chevy fans are looking for.
It’s not really a barn find, but it’s pretty cool. Instagram artist The Daisy Viper created this rendering that imagines what modern supercars would look like in the future if a millionaire bought them and left them for years. During this imaginary time, dust and debris covered the machines resulting in a dilapidated appearance.
This first generation Toyota Celica was a barn find. Now, a restoration is complete, and it looks amazing. The result shows that even if a car starts out in terrible shape, putting in the work can lead to an amazing result. Also, the video is a great primer on these relatively early sporty Japanese cars if you’re not familiar with them.