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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.
 
2014-06-21 01:53:08 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: 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.


Well... He took the lotto winnings and didn't understand what he was investing in. Although, to be honest, even from 15 years later I don't know what was a bargain physical asset to hoard in 1999. Gold would have been good. Although at the time it was a bit anemic. Property is actually a bit iffy, you have to guess where the growth will be.

I would guess he won more than a few million. In hindsight, blowing a million on some cars might have been fun. And somehow I suspect he didn't blow the whole million on this batch of cars.

And when Monet was as new as these cars, they weren't outrageously priced.

/Professional bargain hunter
 
2014-06-21 02:13:51 AM

gfid: 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.


Camaros aren't worth learning how to spell their name.  Really the only purpose they serve is to allow lower middle class individuals to be able to afford a loud car.
 
2014-06-21 02:19:20 AM
I knew an old Dairy Farmer in Idaho, that had over 100 Air Flows, and Imperials stuck in various out buildings.
 
2014-06-21 02:34:38 AM
Someone told a computer program to merge a dildo with a PT Cruiser and invented the Prowler.
 
2014-06-21 02:39:22 AM

Callous: 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.


He already sold them. He made $100,000 over the purchase price.

/mind you, that's a 10% profit lessened by inflation. 100k in 2014 dollars is a lot less than 100k in 2002 dollars. There are far better investments he could have made.
 
2014-06-21 02:48:21 AM

Paintbox: Ford GT, one of the most beautiful cars ever made.
/Drunk


And one of the best sounding.

Sadly, it was so woefully unreliable that even Jeremy Clarkson, a man who thinks that something as laughably unreliable as an Aston Martin is the best car in the world,  got rid of his soon after he got it.
 
2014-06-21 02:50:35 AM

Phil Moskowitz: Someone told a computer program to merge a dildo with a PT Cruiser and invented the Prowler.


But first they perfected the time machine since the Prowler predated the PT by several years.
 
2014-06-21 03:18:50 AM

brimed03: Callous: 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.

He already sold them. He made $100,000 over the purchase price.

/mind you, that's a 10% profit lessened by inflation. 100k in 2014 dollars is a lot less than 100k in 2002 dollars. There are far better investments he could have made.


I was referring to the two guys that bought them from him.

Musselwhite and a friend paid just $1.1 million for the lot sight unseen, which is a steal for everything they got.

I do not believe they will easily make a profit on those cars.  They got a bunch of cool vehicles but as I said above making a profit won't be easy.
 
2014-06-21 03:22:20 AM
Meh, he can have those barn finds. I'll stick with my barn find, it's just 1 but it's the right 1 for me.  i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-21 03:23:51 AM
Obviously this guy had more money than sense... or just really bad taste in vehicles. I'd be more impressed with 1 Ferrari in a barn find than 40 'Merican muscle cars. If I were the one to make this find, I would call up every redneck I know and tell them I'm having one hell of a barn sale. Take the cash and buy hookers and blow... oh yeah, and a nice car.
 
2014-06-21 03:27:28 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.


I don't think you have any idea what a Ford GT is. They are not talking about Mustangs. There were about 4k of these produced and many of them sold for well over the sticker price.
 
2014-06-21 03:30:57 AM

TommyymmoT: 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.


Hell, if you are the type that thinks cars are good long-term investments, you should look into buying bridges. I just so happen to have one to sell. I will give you a deal you just can't pass up.
 
2014-06-21 03:33:10 AM

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

The perfect American car?


American cars usually have plenty of go. They are just shiat around corners, or were the last time I wasted money on one.
 
2014-06-21 03:39:49 AM

gfid: 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.


biatchin', is the preferred nomenclature.
 
2014-06-21 03:50:33 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...


They never even got close to cracking 300 HP with their V6's, and for a car that looked like that and cost around 40 to 50 grand it was just sad. It was wrong! I'd love to have one just dumped on me and put into my garage along with like 20 thousand bucks. That would be fun.
 
2014-06-21 03:54:08 AM
 
2014-06-21 03:56:46 AM

gfid: Is a red barchetta an actual car?

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

[www.voyageunbound.com image 512x344]

Nice car - I wonder how many people bought one because they were really into Geddy Lee


Probably not many, the last one I could find that sold at auction went for over $3 million.


And for those that are saying the cars in there aren't worth much...used Ford GT's from the '00's pretty much start at a quarter million
 
2014-06-21 03:58:27 AM
I'll take one of the thunderbird supercoupes and the purple plymouth prowler please.
 
2014-06-21 04:40:39 AM
"One of the rare lightweight, rear-engine 2006 Ford GTs is one of only 400 Heritage Edition models offered for sale. It shows only 10.8 miles on the odometer. These are very desirable and valuable. Heritage Edition Ford GT sports cars have sold for up to $700,000. The others trade for half that."

I think they'll do alright. :)
 
2014-06-21 04:59:37 AM
No love for the '05 Shelby GT500? I sure as shiat wouldn't kick it out of my driveway just for being a convertible.

/someday
 
2014-06-21 05:17:34 AM

gfid: 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.


That's "biatchin'"

/ I'll hedge my bets with "biatchen" in case the filter garbles the first one
// Best line on that album "We've got to kill this thing we don't understand"
 
2014-06-21 06:34:25 AM

umad: TommyymmoT: 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.

Hell, if you are the type that thinks cars are good long-term investments, you should look into buying bridges. I just so happen to have one to sell. I will give you a deal you just can't pass up.


I won't even buy a car new anymore. Cars are disposables to me. Try to get a few good years out of them and sell 'em.

I've never even heard of anyone making a profit restoring a car, especially considering the time involved.
 
2014-06-21 06:47:07 AM

ChadM89: gfid: 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.

biatchin', is the preferred nomenclature.


Ah, beat to the punch.

/brofist
 
2014-06-21 07:03:07 AM
WOW! Ford F-150s are so rare, always wanted to see one.  This is the second biggest "rare" car find the first is the Wal_Mart parking lot
 
2014-06-21 07:05:51 AM

GrailOfThunder: "One of the rare lightweight, rear-engine 2006 Ford GTs is one of only 400 Heritage Edition models offered for sale. It shows only 10.8 miles on the odometer. These are very desirable and valuable. Heritage Edition Ford GT sports cars have sold for up to $700,000. The others trade for half that."

I think they'll do alright. :)


If its chewed up by mice and full of their turds, this one may have the distinction of going for the lowest price ever.
 
2014-06-21 07:31:49 AM

gfid: Is a red barchetta an actual car?

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

[www.voyageunbound.com image 512x344]

Nice car - I wonder how many people bought one because they were really into Geddy Lee


You could sell all those cars from the barn and you might have a down payment for that "little boat".
 
2014-06-21 07:52:23 AM
Medic Zero:  "We've got to kill blow upthis thing we don't understand"

FTFY

/ yes, I am a pedant
 
2014-06-21 08:02:55 AM

netizencain: I'll wait a while... remember that NY guy that 'found a barn of cars' in Portugal?


I never heard of this!  He even had a Opel GT.  I bought a red 1973, new.  The girls thought it was cute, and by extension, I was, too.  I had a really great time during the 70's.
 
2014-06-21 08:03:11 AM

The Smails Kid: Medic Zero:  "We've got to kill blow upthis thing we don't understand"

FTFY

/ yes, I am a pedant


It's been a LONG time since I listened to that! Pretty sure I don't have the cassette anymore, almost 25 years now since I listened to that album...
 
2014-06-21 08:16:28 AM
Found?  Discovered?

They weren't lost.   The owner knew right where they were and he sold them...to the guy that apparently "found" them.
 
2014-06-21 08:43:52 AM
the wealthy owner of the dairy farm

Wtf?

Only way I've ever heard of for a dairy farmer to get "wealthy" was to be lucky enough to inherit a farm close to a city and sell the land to developers.
 
2014-06-21 09:07:08 AM

phaseolus: the wealthy owner of the dairy farm
Wtf?
Only way I've ever heard of for a dairy farmer to get "wealthy" was to be lucky enough to inherit a farm close to a city and sell the land to developers.


Notice the terms they used. They said he was "the wealthy owner of the dairy farm." They didn't say he was a farmer. He was a high level manager in an agri-business.
>
>
Also, those that were dividing $1.1 million by 40 to get the average price are missing a point. The cars are not all of equal value. The 3 Ford GTs would probably fetch a cool million on their own. Especially with nearly zero miles. Those Harley-Davidson Ford trucks also get a steep premium. Just those vehicles will allow him to get his money back. Every other one would just be profit.

Of course, that is assuming they weren't ruined by the mice, poor storage, etc.
 
2014-06-21 09:52:19 AM
I wonder what the record reconditioning cost for all these cars comes out to?
 
2014-06-21 10:17:54 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.


Ford GTs were the only Fords that I can ever think of that sold for 6 figures new that weren't some sort of super performance package by an out of house tuning firm.  Of all those cars, they were probably the most likely to appreciate in value.  3 Ford GTs in one place is a lot of car superpower gathered in one spot.  I'd very, very happily pay only 25 grand for one of those.

But the million was mostly wasted, though.
 
2014-06-21 10:23:47 AM
my car barn dream, of which I had a variant of just last night, is to find a building full of Roadrunner Superbirds and Daytona Chargers, in good condition.

In my dream last night, it was some torrential rain event and I kept seeing people driving their priceless winged warriors around in the streets, at night.

At least it wasn't snowing
 
2014-06-21 10:48:51 AM
Meh, where's my gleaming alloy air car!

/my And how is it that an air car couldn't cross a river?
 
2014-06-21 10:55:21 AM

mtbhucker: 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.


My brother use to have the 4 cylinder turbo model of that car, that paint was unique, you're right, he is a moron.
 
2014-06-21 10:59:13 AM
Representative of the unwashed masses:
Also I laugh at the horror of the farmhands actually driving the trucks.

It's Alberta. That's what we do.


They're trucks.  That's what they're for.
 
2014-06-21 11:08:17 AM

phaseolus: the wealthy owner of the dairy farm

Wtf?

Only way I've ever heard of for a dairy farmer to get "wealthy" was to be lucky enough to inherit a farm close to a city and sell the land to developers.


Canada has a milk marketing board that is essentially a government approved price fixing scheme, so dairy farmers can do pretty well up here if they inherit the land and milk quota.
 
2014-06-21 11:45:14 AM
Who the Fark are YOU?
Why the FARK are you TRESSPASSING on my farm?
Who said you could look into my FARKING BARN?
GTFO!

/Like, wouldn't you be pissed too?
 
2014-06-21 01:57:58 PM

ChadM89: 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


Yeah the body style that killed the car, those cars were ugly as fark and whoever designed them should never be allowed to design anything.
 
2014-06-21 03:19:04 PM

ElLoco: 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.


/|\ This...

Used to have to overhaul tractors and snowmobiles in upstate WI. Mice eat all the electrical wires and rip up the foam for bedding; them piss and shiat all over. Pass.

/If it ain't a '64 1/2 Mustang; it's just a ford.
 
2014-06-21 06:15:53 PM
I went to a classic car show this morning. About a quarter of the cars there were 1966 Mustangs. All were in immaculate condition, of course.

Taking your Mustang to a classic car show us the dumbest thing you can do. If you stay home, all your friends and neighbors will ooh and ahh about how nice you've fixed it up. If you take it to the show, you'll find everyone and their dog has them, and they are all just as nice as yours. And it looks stupid next to a 1958 corvette, a 1933 Packard, or a 1914 Cadillac. It's like taking your Ken Griffey Upper Deck rookie card to a baseball card show. Everyone has one, and the guy with a Honus Wagner tobacco card is a lot more interesting.

Still, it's better than the guys who show up with their 1985 Corvette. Just because it is 30 years old doesn't make it a classic, or not a pile of shiat.
 
2014-06-22 01:50:24 AM

steamingpile: ChadM89: 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

Yeah the body style that killed the car, those cars were ugly as fark and whoever designed them should never be allowed to design anything.


I didn't particularly care for the front end on that generation until they changed it in '98. After that, love the style.

Anyway, aesthetics is subjective. You don't like how they look. Other people do. Some people say the cucumber tastes better pickled. I don't like the color red on cars. Nobody gives a fark.
 
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