This "garage find" Falcon was just acquired by a friend of mine - admittedly, its not some sough after hot rod - but the extremely nice, original condition it was found in after being garaged for 27 years is rare these days. Almost 50 years old! After only minor maintenance and a gas tank flush, this car is back on the road for rare occasions. He currently is debating wether to keep the car or pass it along to someone who may enjoy it even more....
1964 Ford Falcon Futura Hardtop.
Restoration of our 1964 Falcon Futura Hardtop. Plans are for a 347cid
stroker motor, toploader 4spd w/Hurst shifter, Ford 9" rear axle w/ 4.11:1
Indiana Classic Car Barn Find
Purchased from an estate. These cars were in a heated garage since new.
They had a caretaker that kept the garage heated at all times.
Late 1946 Ford Survivor Texas garage find
This is an original 1946 Ford Two-Door Sedan found in a Texas garaged on
blocks where it sat since 1982. This car has the original body, interior,
and engine. It has been mechanically gone through and is a piece of Texas &
Ford history. ENJOY!
A mini-documentary about the finding and fixing of a 1966 Chrysler New
Yorker. The trip from a barn to eBay...
Here's the link to the eBay auction:
BARN FIND 1959 Lincoln Continental MKIV, Garage Find, Survivor
Following up on a 1959 Lincoln Continental from the owner of a 1963 Olds 98
convertible "survivor" I recently acquired. This car was actually parked in
1993, so it's been sitting under a cover in the solitude of a residential
garage for almost 20 years...
See the 1978 Lincoln here: http://youtu.be/Efh-lj2WbpQ
dohc modular powered custom falcon with custom paint and custom engine
1948 TUCKER # 10 Drager's International Classic Sales
This is the "barn find" of the year. The Tucker has been sitting in the
garage for over 40 years. Last Licensed in California in 1965. As you look
at the photos you will see front end damage. Seems the Tucker rolled down
the driveway through the garage door. This was in California. The Tucker
was bought in Aug 1956 in Cal from a Motor Trend ad! Was last driven in
1957, only 603 miles & parked. Now has 9,819 miles. Flat towed to Auburn
down the grapevine in California. The Tucker was heavier than the vehicle
towing it! Historical data from Alex Tremelis, tucker designer, claims the
car #1010, went 134 mph at Bonneville in 1952, also has a special 431 gear
ratio. The bumpers were off the car, I do not know why. Maybe to repair
the Tucker? It is a very solid car. The mice, as you would think, made a
home in the Tucker. It was crusty on the underside. The owner would run off
anyone trying to see the Tucker. Harold LaMay, the largest collector car
owner in the world, tried to buy it but was not even allowed to see it. I'm
not sure how he found out about it. A photo of the rear end made it out,
not sure who took the photo. So how did this Tucker come out of hiding?
Very interesting story. Now you know the Tucker has been sitting for 40
years and people tried to see it, but the owner would chase them away. The
whole family was sworn to secrecy. No one was allowed to talk about it.
Brian Pain grew up in Auburn, Washington. When he was a kid he saw it. But
again, the owner chased him away. His sister was and still is friends with
the owner's daughter. The owner died 2 years ago. Brian made contact with
the family. Brian and his friend Gary Savage came out from Colorado and put
together the sale of the Tucker. I have to tell you they did a great job
for the family and new owner. The new owner wanted the bumpers installed. I
think every part was found except the left front turn signal. How did I get
involved? The owners accountant wanted an appraisal. Brian and Gary called
me to do the appraisal. They prepared the car for shipment. Now this was a
family affair, 4 generations were on hand to see the Tucker rolled out.
Charlie, the owner of Classic Car Courier, came with his roll back to pick
up the Tucker. He took it for shipping to the east coast and the new
owner. It will be neat to see it when it's finished. This is one of the
fun parts of being in classic cars. Jeri Drager, Drager's International
Classic Sales 206-533-9600
1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
Jay Leno's Garage: 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint
After years of looking at the magazine ad for the Falcon, Jay final got his
hands on one.
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Jay Leno's Garage: 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint
Mysterious barn found with welded doors-what's inside?
See more at http://thechive.com/
Story from thechive.com web page (see below)
A man named Manuel Menezes Moraistook these photos, but he was sworn to
secrecy about the cars' location and the owner's name. What we do know is
the mysterious owner of the cars was a Portuguese car dealer in the 70's
and 80's and stashed away some rare and some not-so-rare cars he came
across. When the barn was full, he padlocked and soldered the doors shut.
To each their own, I guess. I have a fingernail collection dating back to
82 under my bed.