Barn finds

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Nuno Granja
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A two door MK2 Cortina, spotted in 2010 in Algarve (south of Portugal)...

 

In the same area an Mk1 Cortina and Neckar...

 

An Unimog (ex-portuguese army)...

 

An early 60's beetle...

 

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Just a point of order here, but the way I understand it, and confirmed by the hype from various auction houses over recent years, but a 'barn find' is usually a fairly well preserved car that has survived years of being stored out of sight, under cover and in reasonably dry conditions such that when it next sees the light of day, it may be a bit dusty or have had the seats eaten by mice, but will be a sound basis for recommissioning. These photos are of rusty wrecks, abandoned to the elements long ago and mostly beyond saving.

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Nuno Granja wrote:

Discovered somehere in Cabo Verde Island (2010)...

 

 

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Concur with DUESIE: does a few old wrecks found in some desert scrubland qualify as a BARN find?

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How much for the Lada?

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finally some humour :)

 

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GBt wrote:

How much for the Lada?

Dunno - I'll check in the kitchen.

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Scrapyard finds...

A Matra, a Renault Fuego and a Tuanus Coupé (Geman Ford) recently spotted...

(to keep DUSIE busy, there is a 70's japanese barge beyond the Citroen BX)

On the righ side of the background there is a unidentified 60's station wagon but I couldn't cross the fence to take a closer look.

 

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Sorry Nuno, I have let you down. At first I thought maybe Toyota Crown Super, or whatever those big six-cylinder jobs were called, but zooming in and I am not so sure. Lots of chrome around the front and usually finished in blue metallic. I even had a sneaky liking for the coupe version. Never mind though, I can say for sure that the BX is definitely no classic because I had one myself. I always liked Citroens and yes even the BX had that 'magic carpet' ride, but the rest of it was awful. At least the poverty spec BX14 that I had was. Drove it all over Europe and ok, it was not bad cruising on the open road, but in towns and cities; it had a stiff clutch, a hit and miss gearchange and a gutless motor. Then the windscreen wipers caught fire!

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So it had a heated front screen

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GBt wrote:

So it had a heated front screen

Very briefly yes.