Barn finds

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Nuno Granja
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Spotted in one one of those EN1 (nacional route nº1) tipical crossdresser places, between a scrapyard and a used car stand, where the cars root away under the surveillance of the owner.

Usually the owner have no ideia of the value of the cars but as a lot of people (me inclued) stop to look at them, they start to think  they have some gold over de grass. After a few years they have a nice amount of rust.

A Mk2 Cortina on the road side....

 

In the backyard we could see the owner walking in the midle of his tesors...

 

...and among some recent machnery, 

 

This 50's Opel looks like have recently passed  the no returning point...

what a pity...

nuno granja

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Spotted in one of those tipical places on the road side on portuguese EN1 (national road nº1), which are a mix between a scrapyard and a used car stand, where some cars rooted away under the surveillance of the owner. As a lot of people (me inclued) stop to look at them they start to to think they have gold over the grass and push the prices up waiting for a buyer who will never came. After a few years they have a nice amount of rust. With the new environemental laws, the tigh control of tax people and teh lack of any profit, this places are fast desapearing.

 

On the road side a MK2 Cortina....

In this photo we could see the owner walking around his tesors in the backyard...

 

Among other recent machinery...

This 50's Opel looks like having passed the no returning point recently...

 

what a  pity.

 

 

nuno granja

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Hello from Greece.
My name is Prodromos. I really love this thread. I'm sorry if my English aren't so well.

Here in Greece we have many interesting classic cars. But some of these aren't in good shape. Just like the two which you will see if you follow the links bellow.

Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

http://garagestories.blogspot.com/2012/03/ferrari-365-gt4-22.html

Mercedes-Benz R121 190SL

http://garagestories.blogspot.com/2012/03/abandoned-mercedes-benz-r121-190sl.html

As soon as i find some time, i will upload photos from some other classics which i found here in Greece.

Cars like MGA, Jaguar E-type coupe etc.

I hope you liked my photos.

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mattiej wrote:

I'm always amazed to read every month in C&SC that someone, somewhere has discovered a (*insert interesting car here*) in a barn in middlesex or in the case of this months contributor, a Ferrari testarossa in a japanese temple (where else  would you find one?)

Has anyone here actually discovered anything interesting tucked away somewhere? Or perhaps bought a farm and discovered 3 Bentleys under a 40 years of agricultural waste/old sacks as in the case of my parters friend in Sussex.

Where are these cars and why can't I find one?!

 

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pro_crossaro

 

Very good finds, thanks for sharing. Probably those cars will never recover.

If possible can you post the photos directly here, it will me more easy to see them.

 

nuno granja

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Nuno Granja wrote:

pro_crossaro

 

Very good finds, thanks for sharing. Probably those cars will never recover.

If possible can you post the photos directly here, it will me more easy to see them.

 

nuno granja

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How about this recent project I've found...a 1930 Auburn Cabriolet 8-95.

<a href="http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/redranch_photos/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_0563.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa121/redranch_photos/IMG_0563.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Chris Martin
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What redranch meant to do was post this. I have to say although I got it worked out a while ago, this forum  is not the most user friendly as regards posting photos. I find it a bit tiresome, others can't get it to work at all, and some have given up.

Is there an easier way?

Anyway, redranch's barn-find Auburn. At least he knows what 'barn find' means, and what belongs on a classic car website.

Chris M.

 

Mario Laguna
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Like a garbage bag, Luxembourg, April 2012

 

 

Chris Martin
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A perfect example of what a 'barn find' should look like.

Chris M.

1909 Ford Model T