barn find

barn find

Something of great value, usually a vintage automobile, that was discovered abandoned in some place that is unbefitting or unbecoming its value, as in a disused barn, shed, or the like. Did you hear about that massive barn find outside of town? They discovered about 15 old cars, each of which was worth about $40,000!
See also: barn, find
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A true barn find consists of vehicles, which have been frozen in time for decades and are quite rare, often creating international attention.
The problem with this one is that it's not a low mileage, highly original, but neglected, barn find.
His title rivals include a Cumbrian farmer who restored a 1968 Wolseley 16/60 found in a barn find a Scottish man who found a 1961 BMW Isetta 300 in a shortbread bakery.
This car has quite an incredible rags to riches story - from barn find to the world's premier celebration of the automobile," said Michael Marijanovic, owner, of The Werk Shop.
Another DBS barn find, a 1970 V8 Series I, proved equally popular selling for PS49,450 in the auction at Birmingham's NEC, and another bidding war saw a low mileage 1983 Fiat X19 Bertone sell for PS17,940, more than twice its lower estimate.
This '66 was a barn find in Indiana before the current owner purchased and restored the motorcycle.
There's also a 1952 Jaguar XK-120 Coupe with an astounding 16,000 miles on it and a rare 1934 Ford Roadster fitted with factory dual side-mounted spare tires, a 1929 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport and a barn find 1938 Mercedes 320 Speciale Kombination Roadster.
Having had three points deducted after their game with Crumlin United was abandoned - a game they were leading 2-1, resulting in a potential net loss of six league points - Barn find themselves fourth from bottom and still looking over their shoulders.
A beautiful barn find available to the highest bidder is a 1934 Harley Davidson VD with a side car.
A barn find of sorts, it was discov-ered in recent years and fully restored by experts at Land Rover.
The other reason why Barn find themselves up against it is because they, along with Dromara, have had four points deducted for the violent scenes in added time of their meeting back in February.
An incomplete barn find Bond Minicar went for pounds 425.
Of course, it is only a quarter of the way through the campaign, but Barn find themselves fourth from bottom, with only one win in six games.
With barn find cars the potential subject of much intrigue, the models could prove to be a fantastic investment.