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BillOhio

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car that lost its barn!
« on: June 19, 2014, 03:10:52 PM »
I was on the local volunteer fire dept years ago and a barn fire happened and a 66 Corvette convertible was pushed out and saved from damage. Eventually the owner moved it to another guys where it was along a state road and everyone stopped to look. It wasn't for sale. It was blue, big block, 4 speed,  Drivetrain gone. I can't remember how much interior was in it. Might have been 6-8 years ago.  I now farm behind where the barn was and last 3 years its been parked there.  Here's a sad site in head high weeds.
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 03:20:08 PM »
I think its time to go talk to the guy..  Again.
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 04:06:24 PM »
I can't understand the logic behind people holding on.
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 05:27:12 PM »
My brother in law figured I did when I was there. Place has a lot junk stuff around. Some kind of 50s looking pickup with no bed. Couldn't tell exactly, grass too high! It might be more project than I need!
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 05:31:30 PM »
I would be all over that Bill. Have a talk with that guy for me. A 65, 66, or 67 is on my list. It would be nice just to see pics of what it looks like under the tarp...
I know you have looked at picking up another car, maybe a Corvette is in your future. You never know what could happen, I have gotten a few cars just from staying in contact with guys, some of them actually part with them.

Some don't:

 I was in a similar situation with a Corvette about ten years ago. It was a 64 vette that was a true barn find, and had the chicken feathers and mice infested interior to prove it. The lady wanted 50k back then! I thought why keep the car in that condition. She probably still is "storing" it in that barn.
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 06:23:27 PM »
That ladies family will end up dealing with a car that's a mess.
I am curious what's living in the vette! I don't remember the body being junk. I don't remember a top. I might look into it. I have no idea what it's worth either
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 06:41:50 PM »
Not much.... especially if the VIN is on a "hot list".  That would be my biggest fear on one of these "Barn Finds".  :)

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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 06:55:43 PM »
Bill you have good karma, this could be a good deal for you. keep us posted!!
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 09:59:55 PM »
I cant for the life of me make a car out in the pic ???

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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 10:05:28 PM »
lol, hey Jano I think it has the hardtop on it and is facing away from the picture taker.

Bill is a real cool cat, I wouldn't be able to resist going over and lifting the tarp to check it out. :o
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2014, 11:33:00 PM »
I see it !   Glass body.... right ? mmm....  Hang it on a S & W chassis, can not imagine much left underneath :'( would make a nice toy to haul up to Norwalk Bill. 42 should be up and running next season. All new. Lots of fun running those Gasser meets.....just a thought ;D

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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2014, 11:41:20 PM »
the chassis might be ok, think positive here
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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2014, 11:49:16 PM »
Its under a tarp facing me.
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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2014, 11:55:35 PM »
funny, I thought that was the rear.
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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: car that lost its barn!
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2014, 12:29:16 AM »
I think the guy was home or would have got a better picture. I have an extra engine here. I guess you guys will be disappointed if I don't get more info so before peer pressure sets in, I better get some info lol
1969 Z28, Burgandy, numbers matching, 12,900 miles
1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi, 4 speed, dana
1961 Chrysler 300G convertible