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Old 12-15-2014, 09:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nothing but scrap metal. I bet none of those will run without a lot of major work.

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Old 12-15-2014, 09:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would cherish any one of those cars. Makes me feel bad they weren't kept in better conditions that they were. Basically exposed to a lot of elements in those craptacular buildings.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I read the title of this thread, and expected an all original economy car with 4,000 miles or something.
That would be my Firefly/Metro...



The odometer (in km) at 8 years old. Parked in a garage and didn't move for 7 of those 8. A real barn find.

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"I want the car. Don't sell it to anybody else. I'm on my way now."

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Just A Car Guy reorted on 20141205
Just a car guy : Amazing neglected car collection barn treasure trove in France! Will all be auctioned off next Feb

Then on 20141207 he found this photographer:
Just a car guy : I stumbled across the photographer that was first to get pictures of the last ultimate barnfind treasure, Rémi Dargegen (part 1)

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-photographer-that-was-first-to-get.html

Just a car guy : no idea what this is, but the photographer is a lucky guy to have found it


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But for me though, this was just as interesting:

Just a car guy : 6400 original miles, one of 11 ever made, 1955 23 window barndoor.... sells at auction for $235,000



I owned one of these once! I paid $250, but mine was a 1954. I alsp stood next to one just as nice as this example, except it was right-hand drive.
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Ive seen shows like Gas Monkey, Pickers, etc who find barn finds and just jump them or do little to no maintenance and go joy driving/ reselling them as is.

I flipped vehicles for a year and most were a total loss even for a few years sitting. Some the engine bearings rotted away, some had leaks and the electrical system, fuse block was corroded over, interior filled with mold, fuel tanks full of varnish that use to be gasoline. Engine, tranny, etc with several ounces of water in them. Brakes rustedly engaged, engines you need a braker bar to free it up as the rings rusted to the cylinder, etc.

You can fully restore a car like in this photos for little to nothing, go for it.
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Those vehicles, at least the ones that are not preserved in as-found condition will be restore by people to whom history is more important than money. (Some people have that luxury)
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These aren't your garden-variety daily driver junkers.
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These aren't your garden-variety daily driver junkers.
Looks like some have been setting and rusting ever since the Garden of Eden days...
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Another barn find.

This Incredible $1 Million Classic Car Was Found In A Barn - Business Insider

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