Muscle Car Barn Finds

Join 'automotive archeologist' Ryan Brutt as he searches for American muscle cars lost to time in barns, abandoned buildings, decrepit garages, even overgrown backyards!

Author: Ryan Brutt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760353592

Category: Transportation

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It’s no secret among car collectors and enthusiast that the pursuit of “lost” cars is what drives many gearheads. Finding an abandoned, restorable car is one of the most common dreams among collectors and a touchstone for the hobby. Top shows like the Pebble Beach Concours and Chicago’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals have added special classes devoted to original and barn find vehicles. Author and photographer Ryan Brutt is the “automotive archaeologist”, author of the CarsInBarns blog, and a monthly columnist for Hot Rod magazine. Brutt has selected his best muscle car images for Muscle Car Barn Finds. No searching the back roads required--just kick up your feet and begin your barn-finding adventure by turning the page. These old warriors aren’t dead, just resting. A drive in the country or through a small-town back street will reveal them lurking under tarps, hidden behind garage doors, stashed behind fences from prying eyes.
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Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics

Musty Mustangs, Forgotten Ferraris, Hidden Hudsons, and Other Lost Automotive Gems

Author: Ryan Brutt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760348079

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Musty Mustangs, Forgotten Ferraris, Hidden Hudsons, and Other Lost Automotive Gems
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Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits

As far as accurate information on the model car kits, the history of model car kits
during the last couple of decades is best ... I hope you'll be able to look upon
them with the same appreciation that is now bestowed upon barn-find muscle
cars.

Author: Tim Boyd

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613253953

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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In the 1960s, model kit building was a huge hobby. Kids built plastic kits of planes, tanks, race cars, space ships, creatures from scary movies, you name it. Before baseball card collecting, Pokémon, and video games, model kit building was one of the most popular hobby activities. Car and airplane kits were the most popular, and among the car kits, muscle cars, as we know them today, were one of the most popular categories. Many owners of real muscle cars today were not old enough to buy them when the cars were new, of course. Yet kids of the 1960s and 1970s worshiped these cars to an extent completely foreign to kids today. If you couldn’t afford or were too young to buy a muscle car back then, what could you do? For many, the next best thing was to buy, collect, and build muscle car kits from a variety of kit companies. Hundreds were made. Many of these kits have become collectible today, especially in original, unassembled form. Although people still build kits today, there is a broad market for collectors of nostalgic model kits. People love the kits for the great box art, to rekindle fond memories of building them 40 years ago, or even as a companion to the full-scale cars they own today. Here, world-leading authority Tim Boyd takes you through the entire era of muscle car kits, covering the options, collectability, variety availability, and value of these wonderful kits today. Boyd also takes you through the differences between the original kits, the older reproduction kits, and the new reproduction kits that many people find at swap meets today. If you are looking to build a collection of muscle car kits, interested in getting the kits of your favorite manufacturer or even just of the cars you have owned, this book will be a valuable resource in your model kit search.
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Tom Cotter s Best Barn Find Collector Car Tales

SQUIRE. In 1966, when muscle cars were all the rage, Vincent Bowling felt left
out. At a time when all his friends were buying powerful Hemi Mopars and big-
block Chevys and Hi-Po Fords—and showing them off around their Dayton, Ohio,
 ...

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760363041

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Tom Cotter is the best-known barn-find collector-car expert working today. Tom Cotter's Best Barn-Find Collector Car Tales†‹ pulls together his best barn find stories from America and around the globe. Tom Cotter bought his first barn find some 50 years ago and has never looked back. Over the proceeding decades, he has continued to unearth automotive gems, some of which reside in his garage and others found just for the pleasure of the hunt. Tom's passion for automotive archaeology has made him a nexus for other barn finders, whose stories he has collected for more than 20 years. He’s further expanded the scope of his passion as host for The Barn Find Hunter, a Hagertys-sponsored webcast with over 20 episodes now available. Tom Cotter's Best Barn-Find Collector Car Talespulls together the very best stories from Cotter’s previous books and adds several new tales, all of which are presented in this handsome hardcover edition. From Shelby Cobras, to classic Duesenbergs, to Harley hoards and lost supercars, Cotter brings to light the most amazing, outrageous, and unexpected finds he and his barn-finding brethren have discovered.
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Lost Muscle Cars

Some of the cars were nothing more than glossy design exercises, known as
styling bucks, built from fiberglass or heavily ... But every year, show car barn
finds surface; some were hidden by the designers who worked on them; some
were just ...

Author: Wes Eisenschenk

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613252253

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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In the world of archeology nothing compares to the discovery. Whether it’s related to King Tut’s tomb, the Titanic, or Amelia Earhart, the uncovering of an artifact outdoes all the research; work; and blood, sweat, and tears into a singular rush of adrenaline. In the world of the muscle car, some of the greatest creations are still waiting to be discovered. This book is a collection of stories written by enthusiasts about their quest to find these extremely rare and valuable muscle cars. You find four categories (Celebrity, Rare, Race Cars, and Concept/Prototype/Show Cars) within three genres (Missing, Lost History, Recently Discovered) that take you through the search for some of the most sought after muscle cars with names such as Shelby, Yenko, Hurst, and Hemi. Along the way, success stories including finding the first Z/28 Camaro, the 1971 Boss 302, and the 1971 Hemi 'Cuda convertible will make you wonder if you could uncover the next great muscle car find. Lost Muscle Cars includes 45 intriguing stories involving some of the most significant American iron ever created during the celebrated muscle car era. Readers will be armed with the tools to begin the quest to make the next great discovery in automotive archaeology!
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Exotic Barn Finds

A "barn find" is an old car stored in a barn, garage or other resting place, which is resurrected and restored. Stone tells the story of more than 30 barn finds, all imported sports cars of a bygone era.

Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Cartech

ISBN: 1613252021

Category: Antique and classic cars

Page: 144

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A "barn find" is an old car stored in a barn, garage or other resting place, which is resurrected and restored. Stone tells the story of more than 30 barn finds, all imported sports cars of a bygone era. Some were restored; some were redesigned; some were beyond hope-- but all are of interest to sport car fans.
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Barn Find Road Trip

Follow auto archaeologist Tom Cotter, his car collector pal Brian Barr, and photographer Michael Alan Ross on a 14-day collector-car- seeking adventure in Cotter's 1939 Ford Woody.

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760349403

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Follow auto archaeologist Tom Cotter, his car collector pal Brian Barr, and photographer Michael Alan Ross on a 14-day collector-car- seeking adventure in Cotter's 1939 Ford Woody.
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Motion Performance Tales of a Muscle Car Builder

From drag-race record holder to barn find and back again. FOUR. DECADES
AGO, Charlie Mason drove his new Baldwin-Motion SS-427 Chevelle back to
Motion to be converted into a B/Modified Production race car. Today, its fourth
owner is ...

Author: Martyn L. Schorr

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ISBN: 9781616730444

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Mustangs and Fords

In this follow up to Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds, Heasley has built a collection of his finest stories, including the 1969 Boss prototype owned by Ford stylist Larry Shinoda, the original 1967 Shelby Mustang prototype and more.

Author: Jerry Heasley

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613250341

Category: Transportation

Page: 143

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In this follow up to Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds, Heasley has built a collection of his finest stories, including the 1969 Boss prototype owned by Ford stylist Larry Shinoda, the original 1967 Shelby Mustang prototype and more.
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Way Beyond Barn Finds The Story Behind Smokey Yunick s Boss Mustang

The Story Behind Smokey Yunick's Boss Mustang is just one of 50 entertaining true stories from the collector car world.

Author: Wallace A. Wyss

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 1583883320

Category: Transportation

Page: 248

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The Story Behind Smokey Yunick's Boss Mustang is just one of 50 entertaining true stories from the collector car world. Smokey was racing's ultimate trickster. At one race the NASCAR sanction boys noted 16 infractions. With gas tank removed after the inspection, he grinned. "Make that 17," he said and drove away, having plumbed the roll bar for additional gas storage. Although not the story of the Boss 302 herein, these are the kind of anecdotes that make this book a fun read and more than just facts about barn-finds. Book #3 in this incredible new collection of automotive 'barn finds and beyond' stories include... A persistent Porsche mechanic who asked each 904 owner if their car would be for sale after a race. He paid only $7,000 to one agreeable owner and the car recently sold for over a million dollars... Celebrities like Steve McQueen, who bought a Jaguar XK-SS, originally created for the track but turned into a street car by the factory, now worth $10 million!... A photographer who always wondered why his Mercedes gullwing was a little different. He sold it for under $8,000 only to find out decades later that the chassis was from a Le Mans winner in '52. A luckier later owner rebodied it, probably worth $20 million today.
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