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(Jalopnik)   Forty American performance cars found in a Canadian barn. No word if a red Barchetta was found   (jalopnik.com) divider line 94
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2014-06-20 09:11:54 PM  
They probably had trouble getting those big American cars across all those one-lane bridges...
 
2014-06-20 09:24:13 PM  
I'll wait a while... remember that NY guy that 'found a barn of cars' in Portugal?
 
2014-06-20 11:28:41 PM  
Were they performance cars or American cars?
 
2014-06-20 11:30:41 PM  

Hollie Maea: Were they performance cars or American cars?


Ha! America sucks!
 
2014-06-20 11:32:18 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hollie Maea: Were they performance cars or American cars?

Ha! America sucks!


Seriously, though...look at the pictures.  They are all like 80s mustangs and 90s corvettes.  I saw every last one of those cars on my way home from work today.
 
2014-06-20 11:32:42 PM  
Is a red barchetta an actual car?

Let me google that for me....I guess it is:

www.voyageunbound.com

Nice car - I wonder how many people bought one because they were really into Geddy Lee
 
2014-06-20 11:34:20 PM  
One of Neil's best.

Rush FTW.
 
2014-06-20 11:35:15 PM  
Ohhhhhh! 3 Ford GTs, pants tightening!....
And 4 Plymouth Prowlers... annnd it's gone.
 
2014-06-20 11:37:39 PM  
The guy bought 40 new cars for a million dollars.  That's an average of twenty five grand a pop.  These are not remarkable cars...the only rare one is the prowler, and just because it's rare doesn't make it a good car. Most underwhelming "barn find" ever.
 
2014-06-20 11:42:11 PM  
So, supposedly the car salesman with $1m in his pocked religiosly buys cars over a number of years and fails on the whole securing the colleciton and maintaining the collection thing?  Even if that salesman was a family member that person would surely follow up on the second part of my question.
 
2014-06-20 11:42:47 PM  
I get the misconception. In 1999, all sorts of collectibles were shooting up. So lots of people bought things they thought would be collectible, missing that what' becomes a pricey collectible is what wasn't saved. Pokemon and Beanie Babies and Dotcom shares.
 
2014-06-20 11:43:46 PM  
how many Bricklins, subby?  http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/12/26/cars-of-futures-past-br i cklin-sv1/  Bless him for bringing in those biatchin' Japanese Rabbit Scooters...
 
2014-06-20 11:43:47 PM  

Hollie Maea: These are not remarkable cars...the only rare one is the prowler, and just because it's rare doesn't make it a good car. Most underwhelming "barn find" ever.


3 Ford GTs are not remarkable or rare?
 
2014-06-20 11:43:57 PM  
wpmedia.driving.ca

Take your spaceship back to your home planet, man.
 
2014-06-20 11:45:59 PM  
They're eaten up with mice, which means they're worth jack. Ever seen or smelled the inside of a vehicle infested with mice? The entire interior of them is wasted.

Even the floorboards will be rusted from mouse piss.
 
2014-06-20 11:48:10 PM  
In other news, forty American cars found in a Canadian barn were recalled today...
 
2014-06-20 11:49:15 PM  

Glitchwerks: Hollie Maea: These are not remarkable cars...the only rare one is the prowler, and just because it's rare doesn't make it a good car. Most underwhelming "barn find" ever.

3 Ford GTs are not remarkable or rare?


They're ok.  Better than a farking 2002 Camero.  But nowhere near the level of "AMAZING BARN FIND!!!".  Of course the multiple mid 2000s F150s were HARLEY DAVIDSON EDIITON so that makes them really cool.

I didn't look through the whole list.  Did he get some Ford Explorers, Eddie Bauer edition?
 
2014-06-20 11:49:39 PM  

wildcardjack: I get the misconception. In 1999, all sorts of collectibles were shooting up. So lots of people bought things they thought would be collectible, missing that what' becomes a pricey collectible is what wasn't saved. Pokemon and Beanie Babies and Dotcom shares.


Yup. And to be fair if I wanted things to balance my lotto winning portfolio I'd get something I understood.

Not too many dairy farmers are Monet experts.

Also I laugh at the horror of the farmhands actually driving the trucks.

It's Alberta. That's what we do.
 
2014-06-20 11:51:37 PM  
Excellent reference subby
/still thinks Obama may pass the Motor Law
 
2014-06-20 11:52:59 PM  

Hollie Maea: They're ok.  Better than a farking 2002 Camero.  But nowhere near the level of "AMAZING BARN FIND!!!".  Of course the multiple mid 2000s F150s were HARLEY DAVIDSON EDIITON so that makes them really cool.

I didn't look through the whole list.  Did he get some Ford Explorers, Eddie Bauer edition?


LOL, no, but there was a 2010 Ford Raptor.

That would be my choice of the lot.  Ford GTs are nice, but supposedly not reliable, and probably not as useful during a zombie apocalypse as the Raptor.
 
2014-06-20 11:54:10 PM  
Jokes on him. All but two were made in 1990 or later.
 
2014-06-20 11:54:51 PM  
 
2014-06-20 11:55:14 PM  
"plethora of Mustangs and Thunderbirds . . ."

Is that a Canadian (Imperial) plethora or a US plethoria (approx. 40)?
 
2014-06-21 12:00:33 AM  
I guess there are worse things people have wasted their money on , fur sink maybe or an electric dog polisher.
 
2014-06-21 12:00:51 AM  

BitwiseShift: "plethora of Mustangs and Thunderbirds . . ."

Is that a Canadian (Imperial) plethora or a US plethoria (approx. 40)?


Jew are no El Guapo, mang.
 
2014-06-21 12:00:55 AM  
I guess that is what passes for cool in Canada.  Color me not surprised.  Generic America.
 
2014-06-21 12:01:44 AM  

BitwiseShift: Is that a Canadian (Imperial) plethora or a US plethoria (approx. 40)?


Canada uses the metric system so multiply by 5/8.
 
2014-06-21 12:02:16 AM  
Why the hell don't I ever have this kind of luck.
 
2014-06-21 12:03:34 AM  
Well, they were found in my hometown, and there's lots of money and lots of morons there.  I know of another barn with a few very well kept classic cars that very few people now of.
 
2014-06-21 12:05:38 AM  
That should be know of, not now of.

I know another guy from there who had a mint 79 mustang pace car.  He painted it black.  Moron.
 
2014-06-21 12:12:41 AM  

Tetrazphere: Excellent reference subby
/still thinks Obama may pass the Motor Law


In before a motor ... a gotdangit!
 
2014-06-21 12:13:59 AM  

fusillade762: [wpmedia.driving.ca image 800x520]

Take your spaceship back to your home planet, man.


I like the Prowler.

images.thecarconnection.com

It's got a real Dick Tracy thing going on.

It's no F-150, of course.
 
2014-06-21 12:15:39 AM  

stuffy: Why the hell don't I ever have this kind of luck.


Actually, you do.
The guy paid pretty much the going price (sometimes more) for the cars, so you too can buy cars like that anytime you please.

The luck part is coming upon the spare income.
 
2014-06-21 12:20:26 AM  
"It was disgusting the way they were left, covered in dust, overrun with mice and parked on dirt," Musselwhite says. "It was unbelievable what the farmhands were doing to these vehicles - running new special edition pickups through the mud and across fields."

=====================

No thanks. Rodents can do a real job on anything made of rubber or plastic.
 
2014-06-21 12:31:30 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hollie Maea: Were they performance cars or American cars?

Ha! America sucks!


Hey now ..
 
2014-06-21 12:35:42 AM  
Ford GT, one of the most beautiful cars ever made.
/Drunk
 
2014-06-21 12:37:12 AM  

Hollie Maea: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hollie Maea: Were they performance cars or American cars?

Ha! America sucks!

Seriously, though...look at the pictures.  They are all like 80s mustangs and 90s corvettes.  I saw every last one of those cars on my way home from work today.


Most even newer than that.

Was expecting 60s and 70s muscle cars.

/I am disappoint
 
2014-06-21 12:38:10 AM  
EllocoEver seen or smelled the inside of a vehicle infested with mice? The entire interior of them is wasted.

I will not allow your anti-rodent bigotry to go unchallenged
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-21 12:51:43 AM  

Raider_dad: I guess there are worse things people have wasted their money on , fur sink maybe or an electric dog polisher.


Man I love that album.

/puts on gasoline powered turtle-neck sweater
 
2014-06-21 12:52:06 AM  

TomD9938: fusillade762: [wpmedia.driving.ca image 800x520]

Take your spaceship back to your home planet, man.

I like the Prowler.



It's got a real Dick Tracy thing going on.

It's no F-150, of course.


The only problem I have with the Prowler is that it's all show and no go.
 
2014-06-21 12:56:35 AM  
The Ford GTs are nice.  I'd love to have one.
 
2014-06-21 01:09:09 AM  

Savage Belief: The only problem I have with the Prowler is that it's all show and no go.


The perfect American car?
 
2014-06-21 01:13:41 AM  

TomD9938: fusillade762: [wpmedia.driving.ca image 800x520]

Take your spaceship back to your home planet, man.

I like the Prowler.

[images.thecarconnection.com image 400x200]


IOM, it was produced a few years too soon, before the reborn Hemi was introduced. As a result it had to make do with a V6, which is simply the wrong engine for this type of car. A Hot Rod is all about image and no matter how you slice it, in North America a V6 simply does not have a performance image, no matter how much performance it actually has (which in the Prowler's case was not much).


TFA:Three Ford GTs, six Corvettes, a plethora of Mustangs and Thunderbirds and more hidden gems were just uncovered by one very lucky individual in a place doesn't exactly spring to mind right away when we think of American muscle: Canada.

This is one very stupid statement. There isn't a single American car that isn't sold in Canada. In fact, several so-called "American" cars are actually produced in Canada.  Worldwide collectors of old US muscle haven't figured it out yet, but old US muscle cars are not that rare up here, especially out on the prairies where the cold, dry climate does a good job of keeping the tin worm away.
 
2014-06-21 01:16:37 AM  

Hollie Maea: The guy bought 40 new cars for a million dollars.  That's an average of twenty five grand a pop.  These are not remarkable cars...the only rare one is the prowler, and just because it's rare doesn't make it a good car. Most underwhelming "barn find" ever.


It's Canada, eh?
 
2014-06-21 01:18:16 AM  
I think Prowlers are neat, I'd love to have one and take the front bumpers off and give it a real engine.
 
2014-06-21 01:28:30 AM  

violentsalvation: I think Prowlers are neat, I'd love to have one and take the front bumpers off and give it a real engine.


Yeah, those bumpers are definitely a case of style running up against regulations.

/ was unaware the car was underpowered...
 
2014-06-21 01:33:57 AM  

Hollie Maea: Glitchwerks: Hollie Maea: These are not remarkable cars...the only rare one is the prowler, and just because it's rare doesn't make it a good car. Most underwhelming "barn find" ever.

3 Ford GTs are not remarkable or rare?

They're ok.  Better than a farking 2002 Camero.  But nowhere near the level of "AMAZING BARN FIND!!!".  Of course the multiple mid 2000s F150s were HARLEY DAVIDSON EDIITON so that makes them really cool.

I didn't look through the whole list.  Did he get some Ford Explorers, Eddie Bauer edition?


Know how I know you don't know anything about Camaros?

The performance models (Z28, SS) of that generation are great machines, and the LS 5.7L engines in them (same as the corvette) made them very fast.

/2000 Z28
//only 47,000 miles, stays in the garage except for the weekend pleasure cruise
 
2014-06-21 01:35:13 AM  
Looked at the list.  Most of those cars are too new to fetch old car prices and too old to fetch new car prices.  Problem is that 40 cars are going to have to be sold at auction unless the guys want to open a dealership.   The Ford GTs will bring a few bucks and the '79 Mustang Pace Car will do well and perhaps the Prowlers as they are unusual and will be desired by collectors.    The rest of them are probably going to be bought up by used car dealers who have to make a profit on them and are not going to pay the retail price for them.  They are not new if they have been titled and are not old enough to be classics so they are just used cars.

$1.1 million / 40 cars = an average $27,500 per car less the auction fees and transporting them to the auction house.

That's assuming that none of them need any work and are in salable condition.

Honestly, I hope they manage to break even.  They are going to need some luck.
 
2014-06-21 01:37:54 AM  

TomD9938: violentsalvation: I think Prowlers are neat, I'd love to have one and take the front bumpers off and give it a real engine.

Yeah, those bumpers are definitely a case of style running up against regulations.

/ was unaware the car was underpowered...


There was a custom shop that customized them and called them "Growlers" by putting the V8 from the Grand Cherokee in it.  It sounded much better than the 6 but it was still an anemic engine.  They used that engine because it was Crysler produced and fit in the engine compartment.
 
2014-06-21 01:52:43 AM  

ChadM89: Know how I know you don't know anything about Camaros?


I know!  It's because he spelled it "Camero" and didn't say biatching in front of it.

I am pretty sure that's how you knew.
 
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