This includes photos of all of my halftracks including my barn find, red one, which I got running last week. All are model M2A1 with the yellow one being an Autocar. The green and red halftracks were both built by White. All haftracks originally had a un-ditching roller. The rollers on the yellow and red halftracks were removed and replaced with winches. The red one has the correct winch bumper and the yellow one was made up.
European and American Vintage Barn Finds
Some sweet old mercedes and lamborghini miuras
These are a bunch of old barn finds I have found from across the internet. Leave a comment if you wish, enjoy
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31 model A Vicky barn find
1931 ford model A Victoria found in a barn. Runs pretty good considering it hasn't had gas through it since the late 60's.
Barn Find 1932 Chevy Taxi
This Barn find was in the barn near the trucks I recently uploaded. This one is close to being a driver!
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BARN FIND!! RARE 1958 Chevrolet Apache 3100 1/2 ton NAPCO Pickup Truck For Sale
THIS TRUCK HAS BEEN SOLD BUT WE HAVE MORE RARE TRUCKS AVAILABLE, CONTACT LMM1225 (at) GMAIL (dot) COM FOR MORE INFO. Check out this excellent find that came to us from Northern California. This shortbed stepside 1958 Chevy Apache 1/2 ton truck was outfitted with the NAPCO 4 Wheel Drive system at the factory and maintains much of its originality. While it does need some love, it is a great running truck as is and is an excellent candidate for restoration. Drive it while you restore it!
M2A1 Half Track MVTF.org
A beautifully restored vehicle that had been sitting on displayed at the MVTF.org museum. Road & additional safety checks will begin next week. This will become a primary away-event or off-site driving & display vehicle.
Trail blazing with an M3 Halftrack
Because of the all the rain the trail to the battlefield at WWII Weekend at Jefferson Barracks, 2010, got so bad they asked me to blaze a new one. I was happy to oblige. This video was done by one of the guys in the back, unfortunately his camera did not have sound.
Audi 100LS C1 Convertible Cabrio Barn Find Scheunenfund
My friend Bryan found this ultra-rare Audi 100LS convertible at a farmhouse where he wanted to buy some stuff for his garden, when he saw the rear end sticking out of a barn under a cover. He introduced himself as an Audi enthusiast and was permitted to take a look at the car and so he found this one to his big surprise. After talking and negotiations he was eventually able to get the car.
There are very strange abnormalities with this Audi. First of all, there were only 3 convertible prototype cars made for Audi by Karmann and also by Deutsch. One was destroyed by Audi, one was worn out while driving over the years and one still exists today. But, there are wildly rumors that a fourth car was made for the then young and aspiring engineer Ferd. Peech to be used for his visits and stays in the USA. Those rumors were never confirmed (and are still discussed at vintage Audi meetings today), but it looks like this is the car. The strange thing is that you never know where those special factory cars end up over these years like e.g. the last Horch that was found in a private junk yard in Texas.
These are the oddities: the sticker on the B-post says 9/72, but it has the old front strut towers that were only produced up to January/February of 1972. It has a 2 piece floor carpet set that I haven't seen ever before (5 piece carpet set up to 7/70 and after that one piece floor carpets were used till end of production). It has Euro tail lights but sealed beams up front and US specifications side marker lights and bumpers incl. overriders. The engine set up is US model like also, but it is hooked up to a 4-speed trans (which is not unusual), but the gears are changed by column shift (which was never sold in the US). The instrument cluster has a speedo/odometer showing km/h. The seats are different, too. They feature leatherette/vinyl on the outside (like the originals), but the fabric of the seating area and the back is different. For some reason it still has the original Ingolstadt licence plate in the front. It is mounted beneath the front bumper (like the European models) while the regular '72 US models (till production end in 1977) had the licence plate mounted on the middle of the bumper up front. The Wolfsburg plate in the back was put on by him.
As you can see, the car is very rough though the paint could be buffed up for the most part. Even the bumpers seem to be straight. It needs a lot of work but at least the engine runs (only if gas is poured into the carb) generating quite some smoke. Meanwhile it's a start for the upcoming restoration project. I hope that there are Audi 100 specialists out there who know more about this well rumored car that may have been built just for a big shot of the Audi factory as a vacation car or even as a test car, too. I suppose that the factory won't be able or willing to supply any information about this strange one-of-a-kind Audi 100.
Abandoned 1950s Dodge dump truck barn find
Not a true "barn find", but exciting to find nonetheless. I've caught glimpses of this truck several times a week for 10 years. It's completely hidden within the undergrowth of an old farmstead. It was worth the battle with mosquitos and stinging nettles to get close to this rusty relic.