Barn finds

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Chris Martin
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Posted twice accidentally, this one now deleted.

 

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redranch wrote:

Here are just a couple of barn finds I've found over the years...

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1965 Jensen CV8 Mklll

1965 Jensen CV8 Mklll

1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

1954 Lincoln Capri

1954 Lincoln Capri

1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

YES!

That is what we want on here, some decent discoveries, real interesting cars. Not a lot of different views of a pile of scrap metal in a field, or indeed tales of someone who once knew someone who had 'a simlar car but not quite' "down at the sailing club wherein there was therein a do,da,do,da.........etc etc of which therein I am about to post a cartoon thereof if I can get Photobucket to work etc etc etc."

Anyway, if there is anyone left out there reading this who might have any interest in Classic & Sports Cars, it would be great to see what real barn finds you can come up with.

C.M.

 

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*Red Ranch,

Real interesting cars. Thank you for sharing.

*Petrolhead

Thank you for your comment about my posts and your wise words about diferent  tastes and points of view.

Anyway, as until now anyone from CSC team did'nt publish a list of the "really interisting cars" "elegible" to this tpopic,  lets move forward, and share a few more photos from my archives.

Few cars from an old abandoned scrapyard near Oporto...

A AutoUnion two stroke engine and chassis...

 

 

 

 

An Austin A40 "Farina" and a Mk1 Cortina

 

A few more Austins...

 

A Fiat 600 from the first series witth suicide doors,

 

 

A few more, a Double Deker Bus, Another Fiat 600, a Marina coupe (blue) an Opel Kapitan, an Austin 1110/1300 over the remains of an very old car and beyond a Ford Taunus 12m, a Peugeot 404 and another Taunus, this time a P5...

An Honda 600...

 

 

Another Opel Kapitan...

 

 

Inside, at the rear seat an 50cc cicle racing "carenage", it seems to be a Derbi "look alike" as was usual in the 70's at portugal

 

Two Minis, and a  strange one with regular front but a Wolseley Hornet/Riley ELF rear...

 

 

 

 

 

(in this pics can see the remains of a Fiat 600 and a Renault 8)

 

Some Volvos...

 

 

 

 

 

Two Opel Rekord/Olimpya, another Rekord from other series and an Opel Truck...

 

 

 

 

Now a very interisting small Borgward (i think)  Bus

 

 

Other commercials ast this Mercedes, Transit Mk1 and Bedford CF,

There are a  few  cars from the 80's

And some classic VW Air Cooled

 

Type 3,

 

And type 1,

 

 

 

nuno granja

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Thank you Petrolhead,

I have a few more, but this one and the Opel Fan warehouse/farm allready posted, are the biggest finds until today.

I have a nice "hot-hatch era" barn find of a Golf GTI MK1  from the first series (4 speed) with a story to macth. 

to see on next posts here.

nuno granja

 

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Good finds RR

Well said both PH and Nuno- lol

could they hold the 30th Birthday Party in that scrap yard Nuno? maybe we could find a cooker, and WC, in one of those old camper vans

 be charitable, send a gift to the needy, down under, for Yuletide (and a log for Woody)Its lonely in the Mel Gibson Alice Springs home for geriatric wanna b super heros, but at least less is more when spamerman is out writing wrongs and the folk in the care home have a rest from a commotosed state after listening to yet another endless tall tail.

No a log...

http://youtu.be/icFJ_HFD3iU3iU

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My comments on here are aimed primarily at the admin (if there is one) rather than the individuals, although I am well aware there is a certain poster on here who feels obliged to contradict anything I say. That's ok, I can ignore him, he showed his true colours a long time ago, but the bigger issue is what is this forum supposed to acheive, and if nobody is in control, how is it ever going to do that.

Or, possibly, they don't have any clear aims for it, and are quite happy to let it find it's own level, which by the very nature of free-for-all public on-line forums is usually somewhere around teenage schoolyard banter and jokes.

The first problem is probably identfying what belongs in what category. For those who have read the magazine for any length of time will have an idea of the content that interests the readership, and presumably this is what should define the 'Classic chat' category. The 'Non-classic matters' category therefore would be a suitable place for any other off-topic subjects or car related but not 'classic' content. The other categories are self-explanatory and so far seem to be used for what they were intended, even though not often. As for the definition of Classic, I would broadly go with the type of car Classic & Sports Car covers, Austin Seven to Duesenberg, MGB to GTO etc, but someone once identified a market niche for the cheaper neglected old car and started a magazine called Practical Classics. If anyone wants to debate the relative merits of Cortinas, Datsuns and Golfs, maybe they should lobby that mag' to start it's own forum.

I certainly do not have any beef with GBt or his humour except to say that there is a place for everything and he seems to need to post a comment on every thread whether it is relevant or not. Gavin, some of your comments would carry more weight if they were edited more judiciously. Also, although you did the right thing by starting a new thread and have been having fun with your Cars boats bikes and planes, in Art posts, surely that belonged in Non-classic matters, NOT Classic chat? And having established that as an outlet for your cartoons, why do we need them all over every other post too? Like I said, "sometimes, less is more".

As for Nuno's photos, I have been to Portugal many times, and I always noticed what a great mixture of older cars were around, but again, there is a place for everything, and maybe some subjects deserve a new thread to fit better, but even if we leave aside the question of whether a Hillman Avenger belongs in Classic chat, or Non-classic matters, I do question how four photos of a rusted out front bulkhead and mudguard of what looks like it may have once been part of a Peugeot 203 constitutes a 'barn find'. My comment above was to thank redranch for posting what looked like some real 'barn finds' by which most old car people mean a reasonably complete and restorable old classic car that has been left in storage awaiting re-discovery (although even he was pushing it a bit with that rusted Trans-Am shell). Some of Nuno's earlier photos on this thread did almost fit that description, but rusted Minivans left neglected in a scrap yard, do not. Maybe it is time to start a new thread about scrap yards in Non-classic matters?

Even James's recent post about When did you last seen one of those? was borderline on the classic definition to start with, but if we give him some slack and admit the Espace was the first of it's type and is now recognised as a trend-setter, that thread quickly degenerated into a list of deservedly forgotten models that went to the recyclers as soon as they were of no more use, and for lack of 'classic' status, would never have been worth saving anyway. Nostalgia has a role to play in this, for example if a forty-year-old today sees a rare surviving Mk1 Fiesta similar to the one he had as a first car, he takes an interest, but that does not mean it is in any way a classic. I doubt you will see Crosthwaite and Gardiner restoring a Datsun Cherry just yet, nor will DK Engineering be branching out into Ford Probes.

Anyway, my suggestion here is to try to find a space for all without anyone trashing someone else's efforts. Of the existing forums, Pistonheads has shown how it can be done, although there are many others to show what happens when neglected.

There will alwys be someone who has nothing to say and is saying it too loud, but with a bit of thought before posting for the sake of it, we should be able to keep it interesting.

Nuno, I will get back to you later with some tales of Portugal, or maybe we need a new thread for that too!

Chris M.

 

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Spotted in a barn last summer, somehere  in the midle of the atlantic close to Africa, at Salt Island/Cabo Verde....

 

 

 

 

 

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Back on topic, spotted in a dark corner of an old garage at Oporto (now used as a carpark). A Vedette, a post WWW II war french made Ford.

 

 

Near to thoose less exotic examples,

 

 

And this roadworthy Datsun 1200, a car with a  strong follow at portuguese classic car scene, as in late 60's early 70's there are here a very popular racing series with this model. This century they recreated it and again a huge sucess as this cars are cheap, (very very) reliable and very fun to drive (RWD).

 

And some signs from the past activity of the garage...

"SACOR  superfuel"

 

"SACOR the simbol of a good lubrification"

SACOR has the portuguese  oil and fuel "oficial" brand before the 1974 revolution..

nuno granja

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I thought the datsun was an Opel Kadette at first. Those V8 Ford Vedettes look quite mean and more chevy looking when they became Simcas, I wanted to ask what those 2 bikes that seem to be shaft drive are, seen with the VDub any ideas Nuno?..

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A few more local 'barn finds'.

I am a member of the local Motorlife Museum and a recently built new wing was dedicated as The Paul Butler Motorhouse. The late Mr Butler had an amzing hoard of old cars and parts which are now in the care of the museum, and one of the star exhibits is this Rolls Royce 20hp tha was found in one of his sheds.

It will be preserved as is, although there is discussion about whether it can be recommissioned as a runner just for special occasions.

A local member of the Model T club has recently put this original 1909 Tourer back together 'as found' and again although it does run it will be preserved rather than restored.

And another couple of members of the T club brought this 1926 pickup out of the barn to the recent All Fords Day display and demonstrated to onlookers how to dismantle and reassemble a Model T and even got it running.

Could use a couple of tyres though..........

Chris M.