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 FULLY restored "barn find" Rolls-Royce once owned by King Edward VIII and two star TV cars are to go under the hammer at the celebrated Beaulieu International Autojumble.
In the new episode of the Barn Find Hunter program, Hagerty Insurance Company told about Alaska resident Adam McNabbe, who owns several classic Ford Bronco.
* "The Barn Find Hunter," an automobile focused show on YouTube with more than 500,000 subscribers.
The barn find display (above) saw 20 discoveries, in various stages of decay, including a Triumph TR6, an Austin A35, a Singer Gazelle and even a vintage caravan.
Most people who restore antique farm equipment fantasize about making the perfect barn find. Few, however, would accept the challenges presented to Jim Arends, Conklin, Michigan, by his "under-the-barn" find.
A 'BARN find' vintage Bentley has been restored to its former glory in a project that took more than 1,800 hours to complete.
Not only did we have the equivalent of an automotive barn find, we agreed; we had found the original driver's manual.
Collectors seeking a special low mileage classic were spoilt for choice, a time-warp 1974 Volkswagen Beetle barn find with just 90km from new selling for [euro]38,250 while a 1991 BMW 850i with just one owner and an indicated mileage of 1,759 km sold for [euro]87,750, a believed new world record price.
"The problem with this one is that it's not a low mileage, highly original, but neglected, barn find. Rather, it's a car with no known history nor provenance, that has been horrendously abused to the point of near-destruction by some clown who left it in a field -- probably the worst place on Earth to abandon a car.
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.
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.
However it was this "barn find" 1954 DB2/4 Aston that set the saleroom humming.
A WHAT a fantastic barn find! There's a huge appetite for original, low-mileage, unmolested classics and, if the 17k is genuine, it could be worth pounds 20,000.
The host of the program The Barn Find Hunter Tom Cotter in the next issue of the show told about a huge collection of classic cars.
PEOPLE in the Porsche community are getting very excited about a 'barn find' 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 (above) which was the last RHD one to be made.